Cricket round-up: Arjun scores 70 against Tendulkar XI
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Tendulkar XI had earlier declared their innings at 282 for 7 and their rivals after the early flourish just folded up adding only 42 runs thereafter. The second match of the tournament remained inconclusive as Gavaskar XI chasing Vengsarkar XI's total of 278/3 managed to escape by the skin of their teeth, finishing the day at 258/9.
The players who really excelled on the day were all-rounders Tanush Kotian and Yash Joshi for Tendulkar XI. The former after contributing 36 with the bat decimated the opposition grabbing 4/24 with his off spin while the latter who had top-scored with 74 proved equally devastating with his leg spin, finishing with a bag of 4/26. Vaishnav Narvekar of Vengsarkar XI was the only centurion in the first round. He scored an unbeaten 101 whereas his partner Sarvesh Surve missed his ton by a mere six runs after which their captain applied the closure which may have cost them a well-deserved win in the end.
Brief Scores: Tendulkar XI 282/7 decl. (Yash Joshi 74, Suyog Godbole 53, Aditya Jha 41) & 33/2 bt Shastri XI 174 (Arjun Tendulkar 70, Aakash Savla 54; Tanush Kotian 4/24, Yash Joshi 4/26); Vengsarkar XI 278/3 decl. (Vaishnav Narvekar 101 n.o., Sarvesh Surve 94 ) drew with Gavaskar XI 258/9 (Om Jadhav 74, ; Aakash Malbari 3/42).
Shinde shines bright in Mangrol win
LED by a strokeful 168 by Aakash Shinde, Mangrol SC recorded the only outright win in the first round of the Santosh Kumar Ghosh U/16 cricket tournament organized by Sporting Union club and Kalyandas Memorial Sports Foundation. Playing at the Azad Maidan, Mangrol scored 289 and then bundled out Aarey CC for 100 in the second innings to register a victory by an innings and 97 runs. Mayuresh Mule with impressive figures of 6/47 was the chief destroyer for Mangrol while Neel Chitalia and Dharmik Gandhi scored valiant half-centuries.
In another match, Prabhu Jolly came close to registering a victory but were thwarted by the last wicket pair of Sporting Union who held on for dear life in the last three overs. Prabhu Jolly, who enjoyed a 42-run lead, were polished off for a paltry 67 in their second innings as Matin Ansari and Suraj Verma claimed five and four wickets respectively for Sporting Union. Captain Shantanu Dalvi returned figures of 3/32 with his off-spin but failed to tighten the noose on the opposition or enable Prabhu Jolly to register an exciting win.
Elsewhere, Bhavin Darjee, Mahim Juveniles's left-arm spinner and off-spinner Umang Sheth from Gay Cavaliers gave standout performances, claiming seven wickets each to help their teams register first innings win. Umang Sheth went a notch further by displaying his batting prowess scoring 32 and 65 not out in the same match.
Brief Scores: Aarey SC 97 (Neel Chitalia 61 n.o.; Shravan Shetty 3/44, Mayuresh Mahajan 4/16) & 100 (Dharmik Gandhi 56; Mayuresh Mule 6/47, Ashwin Shelke 3/28) lost to Mangrol SC 289 (Aakash Shinde 168, Amit Kumar 43; Ronak Mehta 3/61); Mahim Juveniles 334 (Aman Khan 160, Onkar Rane 42; Krishang Rathod 3/55) bt Sporting Union CC 92 (Bhavin Darji 7/36); Prabhu Jolly 157 (Dhun Somaiya 47, Maulik Mehta 39; Suraj Varma 3/40) & 67 (Matin Ansari 5/28, Suraj Verma 4/20) bt Sporting Union (Thane) 115 (Rahil Narkar 31, Neel Kapadia 33; Parag Borad 4/33, Shantanu Dalvi 4/46) & 71/9 (Shantanu Dalvi 3/32); Dadar Parsee Colony 120 (Saket Pawar 48; Heramb Parab 5/28, Tanmay Wadkar 3/39) lost to New Hind 381 (Yash Bhojane 31, Umesh More 117, Mayuresh Yadav 83; Abhishek Shukla 6/115); Kurla S C 284 (Rahul Pal 43, Vedant Dalvi 33, Rohan Pashte 38, Onkar Rajeshree 39; Akash Dhruva 3/47) vs Dahisar 107 (Chinmay Sutar 3/22, Jaideep Avhad 3/27, Rohan Pashte 3/24); Gay Cavaliers 190 (Anish Chaudhary 30, Ankur Singh 45) & 163/2 (Anish Chaudhari 80 n.o., Umang Sheth 65 n.o.) bt Paramount 136 (Deepak Vishwakarma 45; Umang Sheth 7/32); United Cricketers 102 (Rohan Gurav 43; Shrikant Kharade 3/19, Ojas Satpalkar 3/38) & 61/4 lost to Stylo Cricket Club 309 (Ajay Upadhyay batting 68, Shrikant Kharade 92; Aditya Rane 4/35); MVSC 264 (Vishwapratap 59, Tariq Ansari 53, Asad Cutlerywalla 50, Adib Usmani 35; Pranav Shirsekar 4/105, Saif Shaikh 3/46) bt Sporting Club Committee 190 (S Punyarthi 57, A Kotian 32; Saqib Shaikh 5/54, Mushir Khan 4/75).
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