Played on 01.10.17 at Police Gymkhana, it was a match between two strong teams of B Div namely PJ Hindu Gymkhana & Worli SC where in Worli Sports Club won the toss and elected to field first which most of the teams have been doing this season.
Harsha Bhogle once said that scoring 30 or even 40 runs is equivalent to 70 and 80runs in the Kanga League and a century scored in a Kanga is definitely commendable. You need to be special to score a century under tough conditions. Batting first, PJ Hindu Gymkhana scored 219/6 in 44.1 overs. Even though the openers fell early, but it was right handed Sachin Katkar at no.3 who went on to score a solid 106* off 114balls. This season has witnessed very very few centuries and Sachin’s 106* is amongst them. Sachin smashed 8fours and 5sixes at a healthy strike rate of 92.56 to steer his team to a good total.
In reply, Worli SC scored 152/5 in 32overs before the end of the game’s play. All-rounder Viraj Gamare at no.5 once again proved his mettle as he scored a quickfire 65 off just 51balls (6fours, 3sixes). Viraj as always believed in counter-attack and looked good for his 51ball stay at the crease. Viraj was in the end dismissed by Sachin Katkar making it an all-round perfomance. The match was drawn but it was definitely Sachin’s scintillating knock and Viraj’s counter attack which remained the highlight performances of the match. Cricketgraph congratulates both the players while wishes both the teams luck for their future matches.