Team Arbuda wins the Knock-outs in the Times Shield: thanks to Sajid Shaikh’s all-round performance

Arbuda Team winner of times shield qualifier
Times Shield Cricket Tournament 2017 Knock Final Winner Team Arbuda Agrochemicals Sports Club Team

Be it at local or international level, every team desires to have their own Symonds or Afridi in the middle order who can chip in with the bat as well as with the ball. Such players are a big asset for any side & one such performance was displayed by Sajid Shaikh from Arbuda who took 5/29 & 19*(14) in the crucial knock-outs for his team.

Sajid Shaikh (Arbuda Agro Team) 5 wkts and Not out 19 runs

Sajid Shaikh (Arbuda Agro Team) 5 wkts and Not out 19 runs in 14 balls 1 four and 1 six

Winning the toss, VIVA Supermarkets elected to bat first as the wicket was good to bat on. VIVA batman managed to reach 171/10 in 38 overs & it was some tight bowling by Arbuda bowlers which made it possible. Umesh Gurjar was the leading scorer at no.3 where he scored a solid 67 off just 77 balls. Akshay Mhapankar also batted well & remained unbeaten on 40* off 49 balls. The bowler who acted as a major dent for VIVA Supermarkets was Sajid Shaikh who came up with amazing bowling figures of 5/29 in 9 overs. The right arm spinner did an excellent job and took wickets at the right time which restricted VIVA to a low total. Aniket Khadpe also bowled well as he took 3/30 in his 9 overs.

Umesh Gurjar (Viva Super Market Team) 67 runs in 77 balls 6 fours and 2 Sixes

Umesh Gurjar (Viva Super Market Team) 67 runs in 77 balls 6 fours and 2 Sixes

Chasing 172, Team Arbuda won the knock-outs and completed the chase in 44.2 overs with the loss of 7 wkts. It wasn’t a good start by their top order batsman but a solid partnership between Imran Khan (42*) & Vishweshwar Singh (38) at the lower middle order helped them seal a victory.  Sajid Shaikh remained unbeaten on 19* off just 14 balls as Arbuda won the knock-outs by 3 wkts.

Imran Khan (Arbuda Agro Team) 42 runs in 80 balls 4 fours

Imran Khan (Arbuda Agro Team) 42 runs in 80 balls 4 fours

Cricketgraph congratulates Team Arbuda & Sajid Shaikh who was declared ‘man of the match’ for his all-round contribution. Cricketgraph also wishes them luck to continue their good form till the end of the tournament.

Times Shield Cricket Tournament 2017 Knock Out Runner Up Team Viva Super Market Team

Times Shield Cricket Tournament 2017 Knock Out Runner Up Team Viva Super Market Team

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