Cricket has changed so much and it has become so commercial and widely popular that today’s generation are hardly aware about the real school of cricket i.e “the Test Cricket”. It’s the original format of the game where cricket started and it is still the format where a player’s patience, perseverance, technique and talent can be judged unlike T20’s or ODI’s. The essence of toiling hard for hours for 5long days, surviving the long spells, scoring gigantic knocks while bowling long spells. Today’s generation knows how to score a 25 ball 50 & everyone wants to do that and it’s a good thing but no one wants to score a 50 off 100balls. We doubt many even have the technique and patience of scoring a solid 50 off 100balls. So it was quite a welcome change where we got to see talented Tanush where he took some time and played proper cricketing shots to score a well timed 110 coming off 159balls.
Played at Bharat CC Ground, Dilip Vengsarkar Academy won the toss & elected to bat first. Their decision to bat first did not reap rewards as they were all out for 163/10 in 49.5 overs. Kesarsing Thapa scored a solid 60 while Tanay Ghosarikar(4/45) and Tanush Kotian(4/16) took 8wkts together to dismantle the opposition. Trailing 163, Amhi Mulundkar team did a wonderful job with the bat scoring 290/7 declare. Tanush Kotian scored a well crafted 110 off 159 balls where he smashed 10 fours. Tanush played proper cricketing shots and showed a lot of patience while Sarvey Keskar scored 68 followed by S Maxwell’s 30. Atharva Ankolekar bowled really taking 4/99 but he lacked strong support from the other end. Dilip Vengsarkar Academy reached 75/3 before the 2nd day ended and the match was declared drawn.
Amhi Mulundkar team certainly looked stronger while Tanush’s all round perfomance was the ‘highlight of that match’ Cricketgraph congratulates Tanush and the whole team for a great future ahead.