Played at the oval Maidan on 26th Nov between Chembur Gymkhana and Blusestar CC. Bluestar who are known for their good bowling attack elected to field first expecting the wicket to have some support for the bowlers.
Their decision to bowl first was completely spot on as they restricted Chembur Gymhana to just 44runs in 16.4 overs in the 1st innings. Chinaman spinner Nitin Solanki came up with excellent bowling figures of 5/17 in 8overs which also had 4maidens. Off-spinner Yogesh Chaudhary also bowled equally well as he took 5/20 in 5.4 overs. Both the spinners teamed up and attacked in tandem reminding us of the old days of Kumble and harbhajan. Nitin with 24wkts in 9innings and Yogesh with 16wkts are certainly proving to be the strike bowlers and have turned into an asset for their team Bluestar.
In reply, Bluestar declared their innings on 114/6 in 26overs where in Suraj Lalwani was the pick of the bowler with 4/32 in 11 overs. Chembur Gymkhana batted for 37 overs in the 2nd innings where they scored 127/8 before the end of the game’s play. Manoj took 3wkts while Nitin(2wkts) and Yogesh(1wkt) also chipped in the 2nd innings too taking their combined tally of wickets to 13 in the match. Bluestar CC won the match on 1st innings and it was certainly Nitin and Manoj’s bowling which remained the standout perfomance in the match. Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team while wishes luck to all the players for a great cricketing season ahead.