Red Bull Campus Cricket National Final, final February 7, 2014

Ghadigaonkar guides Rizvi to title

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rizvi Mumbai 124 for 5 (Ghadigaonkar 55, Ranjane 2-21, Dhumal 2-40) beat MMM College of Commerce 122 (Shrivastav 33, Ebrahim 3-29, Jaiswal 2-21) by five wickets

Sumit Ghadigaonkar scored 55 to guide Rizvi Mumbai to a comfortable five-wicket win over MMM College of Commerce, Pune, in the tournament final in Chandigarh. Chasing 123, Rizvi got home with 27 balls to spare.

Ghadigaonkar struck four fours and four sixes in his 48-ball innings, and added 80 runs with Rao Manish for the third wicket after Shubham Ranjane had struck twice to reduce Rizvi to 23 for 2. Rizvi lost two more wickets after Manish was out for a run-a-ball 25, but the Ghadigaonkar-Manish partnership had done its job by then.

Put in to bat, MMM College never really got any partnerships going, their highest being a 33-run seventh-wicket stand between Naushad Shaikh and top-scorer Tushar Shrivastav, who made a 25-ball 33 with four fours. For Rizvi, medium-pacer John Ebrahim was the most successful bowler, picking up three wickets.