Pune Anmol Ratn started with fielding and bowling and restricted the opponent’s score to 96 runs by the end of 10 overs. Celebrities like Rajeshwari and Tanya bowled excellently and only gave away 16 and 12 runs respectively. Captain Varun, Puneet, Vipul and Vineet were able to restrain them well to an average of less than 6 runs an over. PAR was a little shaken up when they lost 5 wickets in the first four overs itself. But they rose like a phoenix with the support of Tanya Abrol who was awarded the Woman of the Match. She came in at the 2nd over and stayed till the end of the match to crush the opposite team. Karam Rajpal who came in at the end brought us close to victory with 3 sixes by the end of the 8th over.
Divyanka Tripathi who did well at the field and was on the ground for the entire length of the match, shared her excitement with the audience by sharing Frooti packets at the fall of every wicket. Great camaraderie and support from the bench by Priya Shinde, Kunicka Sadanand and even Divyanka’s fiance Vivek Dahiya kept their spirits soaring.
This first match win, bolstered the spirit of the team, since they had lost to Kolkata Babu Moshayes in the practice match. The team who performed brilliantly in BCL’s first edition made their way to the finals and they are all set to rewrite the history. “The team did a great job at bowling, fielding and batting. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to begin this season. We are off to an exciting start and we will face the rest of the matches with the same integrity. There’s no stopping us now. We will fight and win this season BCL”, said Varun Badola.