When you see such knocks at the local level, it just feels so good that India has such a good stock of cricketing talents in the remote corners of India who sometimes go unnoticed. It was a crucial quarter-finals between Abhyudaya Bank & Canara Bank at the National Cross Maidan where we got to witness a complete paisa vasool innings from the Canara Batsman & especially their 1 down batsman Karan Shah. On a decent batting track, Abhydaya elected to bat first & post a big total on the board.
The openers gave a wonderful start with Shreyas scoring a quick 30 while right-handed Atul Rane scoring a solid half century at the top of the order. Atul Rane smashed 59 off 45 balls which helped in developing the positive momentum for their batsman to come & Karan shah at no.3 just perfectly capitalized on the momentum set by the openers. The moment Karan arrived at the crease, it was the start of a total carnage of Canara bowlers as he started attacking the bowlers like a man on a mission. Left-handed Karan Shah went on to score 113 off mere 41 balls where in he reached his hundred off just 37 balls which will be amongst the most fastest hundreds in Mumbai in the recent times. What’s more the entertainment quotient was also taken care off as he smashed as many as 12 big sixes clearing the ropes apart from 6 boundaries. None of the bowlers were spared apart from S mayekar who gave only 21 runs in 3 overs while S Jayshal scalping 2/45 in his 4 overs. With the help of that century, Abhyudaya posted a mammoth 220/2 in 20 overs.
Chasing 221 at 11 runs per over is a daunting task in T20’s & the pressure of chasing was quite evident in the body language of the Canara batsman as they managed to score only 115/8 in 20 overs. Left-arm spinner harsh was the pick of the bowlers scalping 4/20 in his 4 overs which acted as a big dent in Canara innings followed by a wicket each for prashant, mangesh & skipper Sanju raut.
Abhyudaya bank won the match by a big margin of 105 runs & Karan Shah’s 113 was surely the highlight of the match which will be remembered for a long time. Cricketgraph congratulates the whole team as well as Karan & wishes them all the luck for a great future ahead.