A match is fun to watch & exciting enough to play only when players from both the teams give their best to each other & end up in a great level of competition. One such match was the finals between DY Patil & Fort Vijay club of the Young Comrade Shield Tournament at MIG Cricket Ground, Mumbai.
Fort Vijay who have an equally strong batting line up elected to bat first after winning the toss. Fort Vijay scored 307/10 in the 1st innings which was surely a defendable 1st innings score. Rahul Lad was the pick of the batsman falling just 2 runs short of a wonderful century. Rahul was looking extremely confident & poised at the crease and deserved a century but it was a good knock none the less. Unfortunately Rahul was run-out when he was trying to snatch a second run a bit slowly. Karan Nandey & Sanket Bhaye also chipped in with 43 & 36 respectively. All-rounder Shivam Dube was the leading bowler for DY Patil as he scalped 4/56 to trouble the batsman.
In reply, D.Y Patil scored 315/2 & won the ‘match by an innings’. Right-handed Shoaib Shaikh regained form in the finals as he scored a sublime 127 ( 210 balls) at the top of the order. Subramaniam D also scored a fantastic 91(194) & also stitched a great partnership with Shoaib. Aggressive Shivam Dube at no.4 scored a very quick 61 too coming off just 35 balls.
It was a commendable performance and a great win for D.Y Patil cricketers. Cricketgraph congratulates both the teams for giving a great final and wishes them all the luck for a bright future ahead.