Siddhesh Lad has been one of the promising batsman to come out of Mumbai cricketing circles in the last few years and he once again proved his credentials by scoring a ton on a wicket which skids/spins and even bounces supporting the bowlers more than the batsman in the Kanga League.
Played at Shivaji Park, Dadar, It was a match between two strong ‘A’ Div teams namely Payyade SC and Shivaji Park Gymkhana where in Shivaji Park Gymkhana won the toss and decided to field first. Even though the top 3 failed to create any impact, it was right-handed Siddhesh Lad at no.4 who went on to score a solid unbeaten century on a wicket where the average team score has been 150 to 200. Coming at no.4 Siddhesh scored 100* off 135balls at a healthy strike rate of 74 which included 8fours and 2sixes. It was his knock which helped his team reach a decent score of 208/9 declare in 49.3 overs.
In reply, Shivaji Park Gymkhana also batted strongly as they scored 137/3d in 29 overs before the end of the day’s play with 88overs bowled. Opener Akash looked good for his 49 falling just one short of an impressive half century. The match ended in a draw but it was definitely Siddhesh who stamped his class with the bat. Cricketgraph congratulates Siddhesh while wishes both the teams luck for their upcoming matches.