Played at the New Hind Sports Club, Dadkar Maidan, it was a match between two big teams Payyade SC and New Hind SC where in New Hind won the toss and elected to bowl first in order to restrict the opposition to a low total.
However, Payyade SC batted really well scoring 307runs in their 1st innings in 65.4 overs. Attacking opener Harsh Tank took on the bowlers from the word ‘go’ as he counter attacked everyone en route his 186 coming off just 174balls. Right-handed Harsh smashed 15fours and 7sixes while equally did good running between the wickets. In fact it was Harsh’s batting which helped them score 300+ or else the rest of the batsman just managed to score in their 20’s and 30’s. Parikshit Valsangkar bowled well taking 4/80 in 20 overs.
In reply, New Hind were all out for just 203 runs in 56.3 overs. Even though the top 3 failed, Bhavin Thakkar at no.4 scored 81* off 135balls to keep the hopes alive. Bhavin lacked support from the other end or they could have managed to atleast draw the match. Kalpesh Sawant and Rohan Raje were the pick of the bowlers taking 4 & 3wkts respectively. Payyade SC won the match by 104 runs on 1st innings and Harsh Tank’s batting was definitely an eye opener to the cricketing circles that he has a appetite for scoring big as this was not the 1st instance where he scored big.