Mahul Center and Kalyan Center faced each other for a crucial face off in the Kalpesh Koli Tournament where in Mahul center won the toss & elected to bat first with an aim of making a big score in the 1st innings to put Kalyan Boys under pressure.
Batting first, Mahul Center were all out for 143/10 in 53.1 overs and their decision to bat first did seem to go a little against them. Ayaz Khan & Vaibhav Kamble scored 35 & 33 respectively but it was Sahil Shetty from Kalyan who bowled one of the finest spells of the tournament scalping as many as 7wkts with his left-arm spin. Sahil made batsman completely clueless with his effective left-arm spin and he kept on taking wickets at the right time.
In reply, Kalyan Center got declared at 208/9 in 99 overs which was enough for them to earn a victory on 1st innings. Right-handed batsman Rugved More reminded us of the legendary Drvaid and Laxman as he toiled hard facing 210 balls to score 87runs(14fours). Rugved batted for two and a half sessions and his patience & resilience at the crease was certainly noteworthy. Nowadays everyone wants to play aggressive cricket but pure test cricketing knocks and skills have certainly been on a downfall. So innings like these are always a welcome! Mayur Jadhav also scored a solid 40 while Vaibhav kamble was the pick of the bowlers taking 4/42. In 2nd Innings, Mahul declared at 104/3 before the end of 2nd day’s play and Kalyan won the match by 1st innings.
Cricketgraph certainly feels proud of these talented kids and the highlight of the match were certainly Rugved(87 off 210b & 2catches) and Sahil(7/43) who played at their level best to trouble the opposition. Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team while also wishes luck to all the players for a great future ahead.