Jain plays on beautifully. Vaidy provides support but either batsmen couldn't get the prodding yorkers & excellent death bowling away. Strikers end at 229.
Hari Prashanth Sundaram - one the best (if not the best) batsmen MCT has seen decides to play for Tornadoes while visiting his friends in Columbus. He looks a bit out of touch on the pitch he has not played in a while. Aditya Wagh, the new found Bowling talent for Strikers compounds his trouble with probing length. Gowtham Voruganti is not ready for a sharp chance at second slip on the very third ball of first over - giving a reprieve to Hari. Rahul Joshi plays confidently to get some runs on board. With Hari gaining strength, Jasbir & then Murthy give great support - Murthy launching into a big sixer to break shackles. Vaidy gives a another reprieve by dropping an absolute sitter when Hari was trying to accelerate. Later, Sunny Patel & Senthil krishna - provide a lot of fodder for Hari to put Strikers in an improbable situation where losing was a real proposition. Hari plays some sensational shots, placed to perfection, to keep Tornadoes ahead in the chase despite best efforts from Strikers' bowling.
Srikanth & Naren stitch a great partnership out of pure belief & will to win, to put Tornadoes on the door step of a historic chase & win. Naren easily the pick of the batsmen when it came to fighting spirit & will to win that he displayed by diving full-length to avoid a runout.
Strikers strike back to take two quick wickets. Naren continues to run suicidal singles but the spirit of Tornadoes prevails as they take apart vaunted CCC strikers & crush them for big win with two overs to spare.