It was the 1st round match between two exciting teams namely Automotive CC vs MSRTC at the Youth Own Union, Cross Maidan in Mumbai. Automotive CC won the toss and they batted first in order to keep the opponents under pressure.
Batting first, Automotive batsman took full advantage of batting first at they posted a healthy total of 266/7 in 45 overs. At one point, Automotive CC were struggling at 82/4 in 21 overs until Jayesh Thakkar came in and changed the game single handedly. Jayesh not only anchored the innings but he also upped the run rate for his side as he scored a swashbuckling 102 off just 71 balls. Jayesh who came in at no.5 played aggressive cricket as he wanted to lift the team’s run rate. Thakkar smashed 11 glorious boundaries and 3 big sixes in his 71 ball stay at the crease. He was completely entertaining to the eyes & played a very important role for his team.
Chasing 267 in 45 overs, MSRTC were all out for just 47 runs in 20 overs. Right arm pace bowler Parth Mehta was the star in the bowling department as he completely shattered the MSRCTC Mumbai batting line up with his pace bowling. Parth Mehta took a stunning 6/16 in his 9 overs to reduce MSRTC to a meagre 47 & hand over a big win to his side.
Automotive CC won the match by 219 runs & “Parth Mehta” was adjudged man of the match for his great bowling. Jayesh Thakkar’s contribution was also equally appreciation worthy & we are sure the whole team would be in a great state of mind after such a commanding win against MSRTC.