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2017 Premier League 40-40 Finals between Atlanta Thunders and Gully

Chirag G Patel
2017-11-29

2017 Premier League 40-40 Finals between Atlanta Thunders and Gully


                                    On a pleasant fall day of October 1st, the top 2 teams of the 40 over season met for the finals of the 2017 ODI format. Having all their experienced players, Thunders won the toss and elected to bat. Gully started well picking up wickets of Jeremy and Suneel inside the 6th over. But with the experience of Japen and some amazing resolve and grit shown by youngster Heer, they stabilized with quick singles and occasional boundaries. Score 91/2 at the first break,setting up a great platform.


                                    The break saw Gully bringing on some fight into the game and turned it around, thanks to their experienced spinners - Kalyan, Atul and Vinoth. Wickets at regular interval stopped Thunders from running away with the game and by the second break they were 166/7 and 196/9 by 34th. A series of dropped catches, saw Sahil run away with the game through some ruthless big hits and momentum completely swung towards Thunders. 

                                      250 at the end of 40 overs - 76 from Sahil and 71 from Japen.

                                    Gully did not get the start they were hoping for thanks to a brilliant catches from Azeem off Rahul and Amit off Vishnu. It was followed up by some tight bowling  by Japen and Suneel. Gully's captain Eshwar was playing a responsible innings on one end - taking quick singles and occasional boundaries. Gully's top scorer of the season, Vinoth was out for a brilliant outswinger from Japen at slip. Prashaanth(JP) coming at No.6 partnered with his captain to prevent further damage. 79/4 at 15. 

Eshwar got his 50 and got out. Lower order put up some fight along with JP, who got his 50 as well through some good running and taking calculated risks. Gully fell short by 61 runs.

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