After winning the toss, the Saracens elected to bat and put up 192/4 off their allotted 35 overs. The formidable "Sharma partnership" continued to flourish at the top with a 64-run stand before a mix-up led to Apurv's dismissal for 20. That brought the veteran Sujanani to the crease, who held the innings together, scoring 67. Ankur missed out on another half-century with 42 and Simandeep finished unbeaten on 33.
In defence, Ateeq (5.4-2-10-3) and Gurjant (2/30) bowled immaculate opening spells, bamboozling the batsmen with a combination of accuracy and movement. Some sloppy fielding and power-hitting/poor bowling allowed HKU back into the game, but Ankur (1/28), Ateeq and Gurjant bowled intelligently at the death to seal a tight game.
Next up is the derby we have all been waiting for!