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.
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.
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.
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.