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The ninth match of the ICL 20s Indian Championship unveiled ICL’s new sparkling facility Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad and featured hosts Ahmedabad Rockets take on Mumbai Champs in a crucial encounter for both sides. In the end much to the delight of the capacity crowd; Rockets delivered a 9 wicket comprehensive win. Ryan Campbell was declared man of the match for his unbeaten knock of 92.

Earlier in the evening Nathan Astle, won the toss and elected to bat on what seemed to be a good batting track. The Rockets struck early with the experienced Gillespie scalping Robin Morris cheaply for one in the third over at the Champs score of 5. The Rockets opening bowlers Gillespie & Rakesh Patel were making most of the helpful conditions, keeping a tight leash on the Champs batting at 9/1 at the end of the 4th over. A first bowling change in the 5th over, in form of Heath Streak, delivered dividends immediately with Astle’s wicket, leaving the Champs in a bit of a bother at 15/2. Just when Patil & Taufeeq were set to resurrect the Champs’ innings, Bhima Rao came up with a beautiful piece of fielding to run out the dangerous Patil for 4 runs.
Read More: Campbell, Bhima Rao light up Ahmedabad with maiden Rockets win on home turf : News - Indian Cricket League
 
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