Cricketgraph Rankings are finally out as the season kickstarts. Hence, let’s take a look at the top 5 Knocks between June to September ’18.
5. Rudra Dhanday- 120* off 127 balls for Karnatak SA in Kanga League ‘18
Played between Karnatak SA and Dadar Union at the KSA, Cross Maidan. Karnatak SA after being made to bat first displayed their batting strength on their home ground as they notched up a commanding total of 216/4 in 47overs. Opening the innings, Rudra Dhanday played till the very end smashing a brilliant 120* off 139balls (11fours, 2sixes). Rudra who is an attacking batsman showed that he can adjust well to the situations and also play with a calm head scoring half of the runs running between the wickets.
Dadar Union batted for 38 overs for the loss of 5wkts before the match ended in a draw.
4. Praful Waghela- 139 off 131 balls for Payyade SC in Kanga League ‘18
Two batsmen of different generations with different dimensions teaming it up together for an eye pleasing 223run stand which itself is a record for one of the best partnerships in Kanga league this year.
Held at Islam Gymkhana between Payade SC and Sind SC, Payyade SC batting first managed to score a very healthy total of 301/6 on board. Despite two early wickets, left-handed Praful Waghela and Sarfaraz Khan who came at no.3 & 4 respectively stitched the innings with a crucial 223runs stand solidifying Payyade’s innings. Praful scored an enterprising 139 off 131balls (17fours, 2sixes) which became the highest score in this year’s Kanga League ’18.
Ishan Mithbavkar- 100* off 69 balls for Abbott in Milan T20 Tournament ‘18
Even though the openers failed to give a good start, it was their talented no.3 batsman Ishan Mithbavkar who has been in excellent form in 2018 continuing his good form. Ishan delivered at the right time under pressure as he went on to score a brilliant as well as a match winning 100* off mere 69balls. Ishan counter attacked the bowlers smashing 16boundaries while he also did good running between the wickets keeping the scoreboard ticking.
Abbott team won the semi-finals while Ishan stole the show single handedly.
2. Mohit Tanwar- 142 off 151 balls for SRT XI in the finals of U14 Summer Vacation Tournament ‘18
It was the all important finals at the united cricketers, Cross Maidan where in two really strong teams full of talented youngsters took on each other namely U14 SRT and U14 Kalyan+Bhiwandi where in both the teams have consistently played well throughout the season.
SRT team winning the toss batted first notching up 233/10 in 72.1overs. It was basically a batting collapse as apart from Raj and Mohit, only 41runs were accounted between 9players. Mohit who came at no.3 once again played a dazzling innings smashing a superlative 142 off 151balls laced with 14fours and 2sixes. Mohit as usual kept on playing his natural game and kept the scoreboard ticking despite wickets being lost from the other end.
U14 SRT team won the finals of the MCA U14 Summer Vacation Tournament and it was definitely because of great co-ordination amongst the boys with consistent good cricket being played. Mohit Tanwar stole the show in the finals while he has a consistent run scorer in whichever tournaments he has played so far.
AND FINALLY THE NO.1
1. Manan Bhatt- 152* off 62 balls for IES in DSO U14 Tournament ‘18
IES team after winning the toss notched up a massive target of 210/1 in 15overs and that was all possible because of their swashbuckling opener Manan Bhatt. The little master simply took on the bowlers with pure dominance reaching his ton in mere 47balls making it the fastest ton not only in DSO but also one of the fastest overall in Mumbai Local cricket for 2018. Manan went on to score an unbeaten 152* off just 62balls laced with 24fours and 5sixes as most of the bowlers went for a thrashing. What’s more he scored his last 49runs in mere 15balls accelerating furthermore in the last 5overs.
In reply, Lakshdham High School managed to score only 86/7 in 15 overs as IES were handed over a big win by a margin of 124runs. It was a match which captured everyone’s attention as Manan kept the bowler on toes.