Well by now, most of the cricket community at local level in Mumbai knows this name-Sagar Shah. Past 6months he has notched up some amazing statistics in T20 cricket which has included some of the fastest tons and he just extended his purple patch in the Jio T20 Tournament at the Venus Cricket Ground.
Played between Chembur Chargers and Point Punters, Point Punters won the toss and elected to field first. Chembur Chargers however batted very decently scoring 158/10 in 20 overs on the back of their middle order batsman Venkatesh Naidu’s fluent 71 off 46balls(13fours). From the bowlers, Wasim Ali bowled a fantastic spell of 4/24 in 4overs. Wasim was not only economical but also gave crucial breakthroughs while all-rounder Sagar Shah chipped in with 2wkts too.
Chasing 159 and when you have such an attacking in form player like Sagar, a target of 150+ should be most of the times chaseable and opening the innings Sagar did prove that this target he alone can take care of. Sagar went on to score a brilliant 103* off 58balls laced with 11fours and 4sixes at a strike rate of 178 to anchor the chase in style. It was a mixed of controlled aggression and some skimmers as Point Punters chased down the score in just 18.3 overs winning the match by 7wkts.
It was a whitewash win for Point Punters and Sagar Shah was rightly declared ‘man of the match’ for his yet another match winning century. With the way he is batting, he certainly looks like a good buy for IPL 2019.