While Akhil continued his good form from the last match where he scored a blistering hundred, it was also their bowlers who joined the party to help their team defeat Sind Sports Club in the Quarter-finals of the Salar Jung Tournament at the Islam Gymkhana Ground in Mumbai. Payyade Sports club who have a good bowling line up elected to bowl first after winning the toss in order to restrict SSC to a low total.
Their decision to bowl did reap them rewards as Sind Sports Club were 97/10 all-out in 16 overs. Bhavik Patel(20*) at the lower middle order was the only batsman who was able to reach the 20 run mark against the tight bowling of the Payyade sports club. Left-arm fast bowler Roystan Dias bowled with vengeance as he was bowling in perfectly right areas at a good pace which helped him scalp 3/20 in his 4 overs. Left-arm spinner Vishal dabholkar was the most effective and economical of the lot as he came up with envious bowling figures of 3/13 in his 4 overs.
Chasing 98 was a mere formality & especially if you have a in-form batsman who is just fresh from a scintilating hundred in his last match as opener Akhil Herwadkar scored a 54* off just 25balls(9fours,2sixes) to finish the game in supreme style. He was also supported well by his opening partner Eknath Kerkar who smashed a equally good looking 41* off mere 21balls (3fours,3sixes) to steer their team to a commendable win.
Payyade S.C won the match by 10wkts & it was a commendable team perfomance by them as their bowlers as well as the batsman did their jobs to perfection. Cricketgraph congratulates them for their win & also wishes them all the luck for a great semi-finals.