SCG, 26 March 2017
It was a warm day with SSC all pumped up with the win over UCC in their last game. ISCS were to bat first with Tariq and Ravi opening the innings. ISCS had a brisk start and had the run rate up in no time and maintained it through the course of the power play with Tariq punishing the weak deliveries and getting himself in. Ravi tried to muscle it up failing on to which ended up giving his wicket to a good judged catch by Akila in the deep.
In walked ISCS “Wall” Pratap, both these stalwarts kept rotating strike and found the fence at regular intervals maintaining a very healthy run rate. Pratap was in an aggressive mood and with Tariq looking in good nick was nightmare for most of the bowlers. They both contributed to a 69 run partnership which ended up by Tariq (63 of 42) trying to clear the fence ending up picking the deep fielder.