Into the 3rd league match of the Elite division in the Harris Shield Tournament it was a matter of pride for VN Sule to perform while crucial for Anjuman Islam to win the match. Winning the toss first, VN Sule boys decided to bat first with a mindset of posting a heavy trail over the opposition. The skipper & the coach advised the boys to play their natural game and score freely as anyway they are not going to qualify for the further rounds. Instead trying to win the match or at least drawing it was on their wishlist as it would affect the points table of Anjuman Islam team.
The boys paid heed to the advice & especially this talented right handed opener Kaushal Valsangkar. Kaushal displayed oodles of talent & patience at the crease in his clean & flawless knock of 128 coming of 251 balls. Kaushal showed a solid technique & appeared very confident helping his team to reach a good total of 400. Vaibhav, Rugved and Ayush Zimre also played really well for their respective half centuries. VN Sule succeeded in creating partnerships & that was one of the reasons they reached such a good score.
Kaushal smashed 15 boundaries in his excellent knock of 128 & none of them out of 15 we could say were not classy or graceful to the eyes. No denying the fact that the Bombay gymkhana witnessed promising talents exhibiting their capabilities with the bat & especially Kaushal. Anjuman Islam ended the match in a draw at 150/5 where in Shantanu kadam & Ayush bowled really well to contain the batsman & also pick a few wickets.
The match ended in a draw in a situation where VN Sule had nothing to lose but the draw surely affected the Anjuman Islam team to some extent. Kaushal who played brilliantly has surely left behind a mark of his own in this tournament.