Played at their home turf on PJ Hindu Gymkhana at Marine Lines vs the experienced Apollo CC. PJ hindu Gymkhana won the toss and elected to bat first as they have a strong batting line up to make a decent 1st innings total.
Batting first, they did live up to their expectations as they notched up a healthy total of 277/9 which is anyday defendable. Opener Nishad was out for a duck but his opening partner Anup Revandkar went on to score an impressive hundred hardly taking any time. Right handed Anup scored a 105ball 115 (13fours) which included some stately shots which were nothing but pleasing to the eyes. Anup also did good running between the wickets which kept the scoreboard ticking. Apart from him, Sujit Harvi (48) was the 2nd highest scorer falling just 2short of a deserving half century. Fast bowler Prateesh Madhvan was the pick of the bowlers with impressive bowling figures of 4/44 in 8 overs.
Chasing 278 is definitely not a cakewalk even though opener Akshay Pancharia (84 off 99b) and no.4 Sairaj Sangle (81 off 84b) resurrected the innings back with a 137run stand. Salil Agharkar and Pawan Kumar were the pick of the bowler with 2wkts each as they restricted Apollo CC to 269/7 falling short of just 9runs in an equally impressive chase. It was match which remained exciting till the very last over while Anup’s ton played a big role in PJ Hindu Gymkhana’s win.