When two strong teams take on each other, it’s always an interesting competition and a similar sort of match was conducted between Parel SC and Parsee Gymkhana who have solid playing XI in their respective sides.
Played at the Parsee Gymkhana Ground, the hosts batting first declared their innings at 209/6d in 35overs with Suryakumar Yadav top scoring the innings with a dominating 84 off just 63balls. Surya who has had a fantastic year so far continues to stamp his presence while he also got good support from Nikhil Patil who remained unbeaten on 63* off 66balls. Parsee Gymkhana who were 34/3 at one point got back into the game on the back of Surya and Nikhil’s half centuries.
Chasing 200+ in a Kanga game and that too in the opposition’s own den is difficult but Parel SC openers had some different plans in mind. Srujan Athavale and Gaurav Chavan opened the innings together and attacked the bowlers from the word go. Both the openers stitched a 91run stand under 14overs which set the tone for the chase. Srujan went on to score a match winning 85 off 84balls (13fours,2sixes) while the dangerous Gaurav who is known for his attacking style of batting scored a yet another blazing 57 off 36balls (6fours, 4sixes) as Parel SC declared their innings on 210/2 in mere 29.1overs.
Parsee Gymkhana batted for another 9overs in their second innings before the end of the game’s play where Parel SC won the match on 1st innings lead.