Played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana in Mumbai, two teams full of young prodigies namely Sachin Tendulkar XI and Sunil Gavaskar XI clashed against each other where in Sunil Gavaskar XI won the toss and elected to bat first in order to make a big score and put the opposition under pressure.
Batting first, Sunil Gavaskar XI were skittled out for just 130/10 in 48.4 overs. Left-arm spinner Sahil Shetty and Kanak Kini were the pick of the bowlers with 4/18 and 3/25 respectively. Sachin Tendulkar XI on the other had were also bundled out for just 98 runs in 50.2 overs where in prolific run scorer of this year Vedprakash jaiswal once again stamped his authority scoring more than half of the runs with a gritty 48. Left-arm spinner Musheer Khan made full use of the pitch as he scalped a terrific 5wkt haul coming up with excellent bowling figures of 5/15. Musheer bowled really well and he is certainly growing leaps and bounds as a proper all rounder.
Gavaskar XI in the 2nd innings fought back as they scored 246/7 declare in 86 overs. Left-handed Skipper Pragnesh Kanpillewar scored a captain’s innings as he scored a match winning 76 off 130balls which included 10fours and a six. As Pragnesh shared with Cricketgraph “the wicket was slow and ball was turning, initially ball was not coming on to the bat…..but after staying on the pitch for some time…we adapted to the situation” Tanmay Bhuram and Musheer Khan also gave important contributions with the bat as they scored 42 and 40 respectively. Gavaskar boys did an equally good job with the ball too in the 2nd innings as they restricted Tendulkar’s XI to 175/10 in 63 overs and won the match by 103runs. Right-arm leg break bowler Satyam Chaudhary once again proved his talent with the ball as he bagged 6/53 in 17overs. Satyam has evolved as a bowler in the last one year and you can certainly see that he is made for the bigger things in the time to come while Yash Jathar supported well taking 4/37. Satyam also had the same thing to say like his skipper when he spoke to Cricketgraph “ that the wicket was slow and the ball was not turning initially but after some time the ball started turning, the wicket later on was definately more in the favor of the batsman”
Sunil Gavaskar XI won the match and it was a collectively good team perfomance especially their skipper Pragnesh and bowlers Satyam & Musheer. Cricketgraph congratulates the boys while wishes all the players luck for their upcoming matches.