On 24th September, played at Karnatak Sporting Association, Cross Maidan in Mumbai. It was a match between two upcoming and promising teams namely Bhatnagar S & CF and PDTSA (Palghar-Dahanu) where in Palghar won the toss and elected to field first as most of the teams have been doing this season.
Batting first, Bhatnagar CF managed to score only 140/9 in 40 overs, thanks to some tight bowling from the opposition. Opener Dhaval and Abhishek gave a good start of 33 & 46 respectively but the rest of the batsman failed to create any impact. Left arm fast bowler Hridayesh Pawar did a commendable job as he bowled an impressive spell of 4/32 in 10overs (2maidens). Hridayesh got good support from his team mate Ausaf Chunawala who equally bowled well for his 4/45 in 12overs. Left-arm pace bowler and a left arm spinner proved to be a rare but a successful combination for PDTSA.
In reply, PDTSA scored 63/8 in as many as 44 overs to survive till the end of the game’s play to convert the match into a draw even though the Bhatnagar bowlers did a really good job of troubling them. The match ended in a draw but it was Ausaf and Hridayesh’s bowling perfomance which turned out to be the highlight perfomance of the match. Cricketgraph congratulates both the boys while wishes luck to both the teams for their upcoming matches.