The Parsee Cyclists Ground witnessed an exciting match between MET Sports Club & Fountainhead Entertainment on 18th march, 2017. Winning the toss, MET Sports Club elected to bat first with an aim of putting a big total on the board and make the most of the pitch conditions.
Pratahmesh Mahadik was the standout batsman today for MET as he scored a brilliant 71* off just 52 balls to steer his team to a healthy total of 187/3 in 20 overs. Opener Harish Narvekar gave a wonderful start scoring 64 off just 51 balls (5 fours, 3 sixes) but it was Prathamesh who continued the positive momentum & dominated the bowlers with tact. Prathamesh smashed only 7 fours & did a lot of running between the wickets. He was busy all the time at the crease & kept the scoreboard ticking. It wasn’t the best of the days for Fountainhead bowlers, however Sunil Yadav, Pratik Jadhav & Abhijeet Patil chipped in with a wicket each.
Chasing 188 in 20 overs at a run rate of more than 9 runs per over, Fountainhead entertainment succumbed to the pressure of chasing a big score & managed to reach only 117/8 in 20 overs. Opener Manish Yadav’s 42(35) was the only commendable score as the rest of the batting line up crumbled. Jayant Satghare bowled a tight spell & took as many as 4 wkts in 4 overs to restrict the opposition to a low total. Jayant not only remained economical but also took crucial wickets.
MET Sports Club won the match & Prathamesh Mahadik was declared ‘man of the match’. Cricketgraph congratulates Pratham & the whole team for their thrilling win & wishes them to go on and win the tournament.