It was the nail biting semis of the Khichadia Khar Tournament between Rizvi Springfield Bandra & Yashodham High School Goregoan at Khar Gymkhana in Mumbai. Rizvi who boasts of a strong batting line up elected to bat first after winning the toss.
Rizvi lived up to their expectations as a good batting team as they scored 278/9 in 45 overs. At one moment they did appear to be in some trouble but eventually their middle order sailed them out of trouble. Down the order it was their no.5 and & no.7 Aditya Dev and Ranbeer Yadav who came as saviors for their side as they scored 84 & 74* respectively. Both the right handers clobbered the bowlers and sailed their team to a highly commendable total of 278 in 45 overs. They rotated the strike and kept the scorecard ticking & also created a good partnership where in they targeted almost every bowlers at will. From Yashodham it was their right arm off spinner Jugraj Mehta who bowled brilliantly for his 4/96 followed by right arm medium pacer Usama chaudhary who took 3/25.
In reply, Yashodham high school was all out for a paltry 87 in 24 overs. Right arm leg spinner Yashasvi Jaiswal once again showed his bowling prowess as he scalped 5 crucial wickets which broke the opposition’s momentum. Yashashvi bowled a brilliant spell of 5/32 in his 9 overs and Rizvi won the match by a big margin of 191 runs & skipper Jaiswal was adjudged man of the match.
With such a big win in the semis, Rizvi will be in a great mindset when they enter the finals & we certainly wish that they win the tournament.