Bhupen’s 117 steers Dadar Union to a great win in the Padmakar Talim Shield Tournament

Bhupen Lalwani (Dadar Union Sporting Club Team) 117 runs in 115 balls 12 fours and 2 sixes
Bhupen Lalwani (Dadar Union Sporting Club Team) 117 runs in 115 balls 12 fours and 2 sixes

The PJ Hindu Gymkhana at Marine Lines witnessed a wonderful match between Dadar Union Sporting Club and P.J Hindu Gymkhana. The pitch was slight tilted in favor of the bowlers and that made P.J Hindu team to field first after winning the toss. The match was settled for 42 overs per side as the game was halted in between due to wet pitch.

Khizar Dafedar (Dadar Union Sporting Club) 6 wkts

Khizar Dafedar (Dadar Union Sporting Club) 6 wkts

Dadar Union followed one simple strategy and that was to counter attack and not allow the bowlers to take any batsman for granted. Skipper Akshay Darekar(63) and Sairaj Patil(57) were good with the bat chipping in with crucial half centuries. However, the man of the moment was Bhupen Lalwani who scored a match winning century. Right handed aggressive opener Bhupen scored an aggressive 117 off just 115 balls which was laced with 12 amazing boundaries & 2 big sixes. It was Bhupen’s 117 which set the tone for Dadar to make a big score of 302/9 in 43 overs.

Chasing 303 in 42 overs, PJ Hindu Gymkhana were off to a good start but could not capitalize their good start till the end as they were all out in just 37.5 overs. V Bhillare(53) and Gabbawala(48) kept the hopes alive but the team faltered after these two players lost wickets. Right arm leg spinner Khizar did his job with the ball which Bhupen did with the bat. Khizar Dafedar destroyed the batting line up taking a magical 6/33 for his side.

PJ Hindu Gymkhana were all out for 243 runs and Dadar Union won the match by 59 runs. Khizar Dafedar and Bhupen lalwani were adjudged man of the match for their respective heroics and Dadar Union will move ahead in the tournament with a lot of confidence.

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