In an A division match between National Cricket Club (NCC) against the Greater Mumbai Police Sports Club (GMPSC) in the ongoing Kanga Cricket Tournament, the spectators witnessed highlight of fall of wickets.
the left arm orthodox spinner ran havoc in the batting order of GMPSC, picking up 7 wickets.
The first victim was Sunil Patil who was batting sensibly but gave a return catch while driving to Pushkaraj Chavan and from that point on, there was no turning back for him. “Since I picked up the first wicket on the second ball of my first over, it gave me a lot of confidence in the beginning itself. The wicket was slightly damp which also helped my bowling” said Pushkaraj while speaking to CricketGraph
Pushkaraj was scheduled to bowl a bit later in the day since the fast bowlers too were bowling well however a last minute decision by skipper Omkar resulted in the ball being thrown to Pushkaraj and the rest is history.
He bowled 11 overs giving away only 20 runs and bowling unbelievable 6 maiden overs.
“Out of all the 7 wickets, my favorite were 2 wickets which were caught in the gully. The best part was both the batsmen played a solid defense shot but still the ball caught the outside edge”
The match was ended in a draw but it ensured good compilation of wickets in both teams.
the opening swing bowler from GMPSC too picked up 6 wickets of NCC. His favorite wicket was that of hitting the middle stump of Arun Yadav with a deadly in swinger.
GMPSC were all out for 59 in 32.3 overs and NCC were 37/8 in 20 overs. In the end it was a good demonstration of both fast swing and spin bowling by Santosh Shinde and Pushkaraj Chavan respectively.