It was an exciting pre-quarter finals between two competitive teams namely Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation & Marwari Cricket Club at LIC Cross Maidan, Mumbai. Winning the toss first, Marwari Cricket club elected to field first with an aim of bundling them out for a low total.
However, things did not go the way they may have wished as Dilip Vengsarkar’s openers Rohan Bane (72 off 32) and Soham Mali(31 off 30) almost took the game away in the first 10 overs itself by stitching a great opening partnership. Ronak Shinde and Jashal Wadiyal chipped in with 38 and 24 but it was their frontline opener Rohan who was the leading scorer for his side. Rohan Bane who is known to clear the ropes with ease once again showed his batting prowess as this time he brought his 72 at a strike rate of almost above 225. Rohan Bane smashed 8 fours and 2 sixes in his 32 ball stay at the crease and the run rate was always above 9.5 runs because of the innings he left behind for his team. Dilip Vengsarkar’s team reached a very healthy total of 202/8 in 20 overs. From MCC, Raza Imam & Shadab Khan were the pick of the bowlers taking 3/24 & 3/37 respectively.
Chasing 203 at 10 runs per over in the 2nd innings is always tough & same was the case with MCC as they were all out for just 61 runs in 12.3 overs. Satish Kadam bowled a match winning spell of 4/8 in 3 overs followed by 2 wickets each by Jagdish Jadhav, Jashal Wadiyal & Mayur Vichare.
Dilip Vengsarkar’s XI won the match by 141 runs and Rohan Bane was adjudged ‘man of the match’ for his great performance. Cricketgraph wishes Rohan continues his good form and helps his team win the tournament.