Played at the Youth’s own Union C.C Cross Maidan in Mumbai, Purshottam Shield Tournament has started on fire with some breath taking knocks and one of the most impressive of the lot was from this left-handed Sachin who scored the 1st double hundred of this year’s Purshottam tournament to steer his team CCI towards a gigantic win.
CCI who won the toss and batted first because of their strong batting line up scored a mammoth 478/9 in 70 overs. Openers Paul Valthaty and Sachin set the tone for the innings where in Paul who is known for his aggressive batting instincts irrespective of the format as he has already shown while playing in IPL for Kings XI Punjab scored an attacking 73 off just 50balls (13fours, 2sixes) while the talented Sachin on the other hand continued the good start which they both left behind and went on to score a counter attacking 208 off just 176 deliveries (27fours & 1six). Left-handed Sachin did not spare any bowler while also did excellent running between the wickets making him a perfect desirable opener any team would vouch to have. Sujit Nayak & Arjun Tendulkar also gave crucial contributions with the bat which helped CCI reach a big total. From the bowling side, Yogesh, Sidak and Dhaval took 3wkts each.
CCI showed their might with the ball too as Bhatnagar S & CF were all out for just 86runs in 26.4 overs. Slow left arm spinner Hitesh Parmar bowled an excellent spell as he took 5/21 in 6.4 overs showcasing his vast experience and talent with the ball. CCI won by an astounding margin of 392 runs and it was definitely Sachin Yadav without a doubt whose batting was the highlight perfomance of the match. Cricketgraph congratulates CCI and sachin whiles wishes luck to all the players for their upcoming matches.