We at cricketgraph feel so proud when we go through our data sheet of performances in Mumbai & more than half of them are players under-18 scoring wonderful hundreds & coming up with excellent bowling spells. It just shows India has a great future & does not need to worry as it has a great stock of cricketing talents who will serve India in the coming future.
Thane Friends Union won the toss & elected to bat first even though the pitch was a little difficult to bat on as Central Maidan is usually a bowling wicket. Batting first, openers Digvijaya Singh & Dishan Rane made a 200+ run partnership which almost sealed the game at that stage itself. Left-handed Digvijaya singh scored a quick 95 off 105balls smashing 13fours & a six while it was this talented 16yr-old Dishan Rane who scored a fantastic 102 off 128balls stamping his class in every corner of the ground. Right-handed Dishan smashed 10 fours & equally toiled hard between the wickets to complete a hard-working century. Ranjit (37* off 28) & Swapnil Mhatre (30* off 9) also chipped in with quick 30’s to further boost the team total. Thane Friends union managed to score 305/2 in 45 overs which is a good score to defend at any part of the day.
Chasing 306 at more than 7runs per over, Thane City police were all-out for just 204/10 in 33.2 overs. Had they batted for the full quota of 45 overs, things could have been a little different. Right-arm off-spinner Atharva Kulkarni bowled a mesmerizing spell of 5/29 in his 4.2overs followed by 2wkts each for Ranjit & Digvijay. Spinner Atharva Kulkarni was particularly effective with the ball & completely puzzled the batsman with his spin.
Thane Friends Union won the match by 101 runs & highlight of the match was surely 16yr-old Dishan followed by Digvijay & Atharva. Cricketgraph congratulates all the boys to continue playing good brand of cricket & have a great future ahead.