It’s certainly the season of left arm spinners as they are taking the market by storm. Starting from Steve O’Keefe troubling India with 6 wkts in the 1st test to R Jadeja recently taking a 5 wkts haul against Australia to recent performances by Sumeet Sharma & Rahul Mishra at the local level getting featured by Cricketgraph for their effective left-arm spin bowling. Now it’s the turn of another left-arm off-spinner Harsh Mishra who bowled a mind-blowing spell of 5/15 in 4 overs.
Dream’s won the toss & elected to bowl first as the wicket was good to bowl on. Batting first, AIRPA (All India Registered Pharmacist Association) made 192/8 in 20 overs. Right-handed opener Rupesh Khadgi scored a confident half century at the top of the order to give a solid start. Rupesh Khadgi scored 51 off 35 balls followed by quick 30’s by Gaurav kurkute (35 off 21) & Krutik Hangawadi (35 off 20). Anil was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/27 for Dream’s.
Chasing 193, Dream’s were all-out for just 139/10 in 17.3 overs and lost the match by 54 runs. Left-arm off spinner Harsh Mishra wreaked havoc as he took 5 wkts (3 LBW’s & 2 bowled) for just 15 runs in his spell of 4 overs. The rest of the bowlers bowled well around him which helped them win the match comfortably.
It was a great victory by team AIRPA & thanks to some wonderful bowling by Harsh too which made things easier. Harsh Mishra was declared ‘man of the match’ & Cricketgraph congratulates the whole team for their semi-final win. Looking at their current form, their finals against Nair Hospital will be a match to lookout for.