Medak Mavericks recorded a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Khammam Tiraa in the first match of the Venkataswamy Memorial Telangana TT20 League at the Mini Stadium in Siddipet today.
Khammam posted just 115 runs for eight wickets in allotted 20 overs after batting first. Junaid Ali scored a 47-ball 49-run knock with the help of three four fours while others failed to contribute. Praneeth Raj and Bharath Kumar V picked up two wickets each.
Later, J Mallikarjun scored 70 runs in just 33 balls as Mavericks reached home in just 11.5 overs with nine wickets in hand. Abirath Reddy scored 26 runs while MD Afridi Ahmed scored 19 not out. Mallikarjun was adjudged Man of the Match.
Brief Scores: Khammam Tiraa 115/8 in 20 overs (B Sai Kumar 24 (18balls; 5*4), Junaid Ali 49 (47 balls; 4*4); Praneeth Raj 2/21, Bharath Kumar V 2/28); Medak Mavericks 116/1 in 11.5 overs (Abhirath Reddy 26 not out (30balls; 1*6), J Mallikarjun 70 (33 balls, 8*4, 3*6); MD Afridi Ahmed 19 no (9balls, 2*4, 1*6);
Result: Medak Mavericks win by nine wickets; Man of the Match: J Mallikarjun.