After a fantastic day 1 between DY Patil and DY Patil B where in Subramaniam D and Sarvesh Damle at the middle order resurrected the innings and brought their team back into the game with solid batting. It was now time for the bowlers to delivers and they did deliver with DY Patil ‘A’ 7 down on day 1 itself with all the big and in form names back into the pavilion.
The Day 2 resumed with Iqbal Abdullah and Swapnil Singh at the crease while Iqbal has been a genuine all-rounder but saving his team from a target of almost 200+ runs was difficult on the cards. What’s more the DY Patil ‘B’ bowlers were bowling really tight with all-rounder Arun Yadav already bagging 4wkts in the day 1 along with Pravin Tambe who took 2wkts.
Arun just continued bowling well in the final session too as he eventually came up with a match winning bowling spell of 6/47 in 15.2 overs along with PT’s 2wkts and Shashank’s one wicket. Arun has developed a lot of confidence as a proper full time bowler and delivering in such a crucial stage just shows the strong gamestrength and mindset of a sportsperson as DY Patil ‘A’ were restricted to 214runs in 53.2overs.
DY Patil A won the match on 1st innings and with this they lift the prestigious Times Shield Division ‘A’ trophy. The entire team including of senior players to youngsters to all-rounders like Arun and Shashank have delivered together consistently and now is certainly the party time for the boys!