10th January, 2010, IISc Gymkhana Ground, Bangalore: A third consecutive victory ensured IISc the top spot in group-B as they move to the semifinals of the IIMB invitational cricket tournament brimming with confidence. BMSCE had good reason to feel safe after notching up an impressive total of 171/6 in 25 overs. But, IISc chased that down with elan sounding an alarm for their upcoming opponents.
The openers Ganapathi (58 0f 51 balls) and Vikram (61 of 49 balls) did the job for IISc with a stand that looked composed and assured right from the start. The strokeplay from both the batsmen delighted the connoissuers and the T20 enthusiasts alike. There were a few hiccups towards the end of the chase when IISc lost a few quick wickets. But the former and the present captains came together to finish off the game without any further drama.
BMSCE - 171/6 in 25 overs
(Nydruva 62, Samuel Jackson 56*, Ravi Teja 2/35)
IISc - 172/4 in 23.3 overs
(Vikram 61, Ganapathi 58, Omkar 3/13)
Result: IISc won by 6 wickets
Man-of-the-match: Vikramjeet Chaturvedi
The points table after the completion of the league stage of the tournament is as follows: