Vighnesh Sports Academy (VSA) & Boys Cricket Academy (BCA) faced each other for an important Quarter-final encounter at Santosh Sports Academy Ground in Kalyan Thane. Vighnesh Cricket Academy won the toss & elected to bat first as the wicket was supportive for the batsman.
Batting first, it wasn’t the best day in the office for team VSA as they lost quick wickets within the first 6 overs. The openers and the top order could not make much of a difference to the scorecard & eventually they were all out for just 96/10 in 16.3 overs. Shivam kumar at no.4 was the only leading scorer who scored a quick 16 ball 30 for team VSA. The bowler who won the hearts for Boys Cricket Club was surely Atharva Datar as he completely bamboozled the batsman with his right-arm leg spin & turned out to be quite a revelation for his side. Atharva Datar bowled a mesmerizing spell of 7/29 in 4 overs & acted as the chief destroyer of VSA’s batting line up. What’e more Atharva was so potent & effective with the ball he also took a hat-trick in the match.
Chasing a score of 97 in quarter-finals is surely not the toughest of tasks as BCA finished up the chase in just 11.4 overs without the loss of any wickets. Openers Aditya Rawat & Shantanu finished up the chase remaining unbeaten on 32* & 29 * respectively.
Boys Cricket Academy won the match comfortably & thanks to Atharva’s splendid performance with the ball who was proving to be a mystery spinner like Ajantha Mendis for Vighnesh Sports Academy. Looking at his current form Team BCA will be pleased to have Atharva in their arsenal for the semi-finals & finals.