The New Hind Matunga ground witnessed an exciting as well as a close competition between SVIS Borivali and Rizvi in the Harris Shield Tournament. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rizvi team had a target of scoring a competitive total to put the opposition under pressure.
They succeeded fairly in their endeavors as Rizvi managed to score 312 runs in 89.1 overs. Almost all the top order batsman of Rizvi chipped in with runs. There were three half centuries from Rizvi batsman right from Ayaz Khan(68), Yash Salunkhe (68) , Alsaad Sheikh (64) to faiznauman rabani with a unbeaten 43. Yash Jathar was the pick of the bowlers for SVIS picking up 7 wickets for just 69 runs. He was so consistent and disciplined with the ball, it left the opposition stunned. Had it not been Yash for SVIS with the ball, Rizvi team could have easily crossed 400 run mark.
SVIS batsman(285 all out in 65.2 overs) played well in reply to Rizvi’s 312 but fell short of 27 runs before the end of two days play & lost the game by 27 runs & an innings. Suved Parkar left behind his mark & authority as a batsman smashing 115 ball 147 to enthrall the spectators. It was a mesmerizing knock from parkar which had put Rizwi team under pressure. At one point of time it appeared as if Suved would finish the game in style for SVIS. Had Parkar remained at the crease for a few more overs, the outcome of the match could have been completely different. Right arm medium pacer Akash Yadav bowled really well for his 4/65 with the able support of Farhan sheikh (3/73).
The only difference between Rizvi and SVIS team was that Rizvi team had put collective efforts while from SVIS it was only Yash with the ball & Suved with the bat for SVIS. These two players single handedly took the burden of their team & have surely left behind a mark for themselves.