Middle order warhorses Sarvesh Damle and Yogesh Takawale smash centuries to steer DY Patil to a win in Young Comrade Shield ‘18

Played between DPC Sports Club and Dr.DY Patil Sports Academy at Shivaji Park, Dadkar Maidan, DPC Sports Club won the toss and elected to bat first with an aim of making a big total on a track which had some support for the batsman.

DPC Sports Club who batted first made a fairly decent total of 342/10 in 70overs wherein opener Saurav Tendulkar scored one of the solid centuries of the tournament smashing 106 off 161deliveries. Even though the rest of the batsman failed to convert their starts, Saurav stitched an 189run stand with Viraj Yadav who went on to score 130 off 133balls smashing 13fours and 5sixes. While Saurav was all about grace and composure, Viraj on the other hand showed dominance and did aggressive batting playing at a strike rate of almost 100. One of the promising left arm spinners in Mumbai Cricket, Karsh Kothari came up with a match winning bowling spell of 5/99 in 22overs. Karsh bowled in the right areas which helped him come up with crucial and timely breakthroughs.

Yogesh Takawale

Karsh Kothari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing 343, Kaustubh Pawar as always gave a good start scoring 66 off just 87balls (10fours) creating the positive momentum. However, it was their right handed Sarvesh Damle at no.4 who continued his good form smashing an unbeaten 134* off 136balls smashing 12fours and 3sixes. Sarvesh also got a good support from DY Patil’s most dependable and attacking middle order batsman Yogesh Takawale who also notched up an impressive 101* off 107balls(11fours,1sixes). Both the experienced batsman stitched an unbeaten match winning 212* runs stand which pushed DY Patil to a yet another dominating win. Both the experienced players smashed some amazing shots and completely took on the bowlers at will helping DY Patil win the match by 7wkts.

It was a whitewash win for DY Patil where in Karsh did a good job with the ball while Sarvesh and Yogesh took care of the chase.

 

 

 

 

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