When matches become neck to neck, they are simply interesting to watch and the recently concluded Payyade selection tournament has been a no exception with the opening matches of the tournament witnessing some mind blowing performances.
Played between U16 Rohit Sharma XI and SRT XI. U16 Rohit Sharma XI after being made to bat first could have been collapsed for under 100runs had it not been their opener Vedant Gadia slogging it out at the crease. Opening the innings, Vedant remained the last man standing scoring 100* off 247balls laced with 14fours in an innings when only 2other batsman managed to score runs in two digits. Left arm spinner Aman Manihar was the pick of the bowlers taking 4/30 in 21overs in what turned out to be an impressive spell. Sachin Tendulkar XI on the other hand batted really well notching up 282/9 dec in 76overs. Suryansh who had scored back to back tons in the recently concluded Subba Rao Trophy continued to impress the selectors with a yet another swashbuckling hundred at the middle order hammering 112runs off mere 79balls smashing 12fours and 7sixes.
Rohit Sharma XI in their 2nd innings batted well notching up 249runs in 100overs with opener Vedant again top scoring with a fluent 64. Aman Manihar was the pick of the bowler in the 2nd innings too baggig 5/63 taking his tally of wickets to 9 in the match. SRT XI were 61/2 before the end of the game’s play where they won the match on 1st innings lead.