A hundred for Vaibhav Kalamkar while Tushar Kadam takes a 7 wkt haul in the U19 Mahindra Shield Tournament’19
Vijay Manjrekar XI opting to bat first at Dadkar Maidan had their batsman chipping in but the top 5 batters failed to make a big impact to develop a positive momentum. With scoreboard reading 128/5, it was Vaibhav Kalamkar at no.6 scoring a brilliant 101 off 144 balls. Vaibhav dealt the bowlers with a calm head while also the right treatment to the bad balls hitting 13 fours and a six. Vaibhav also received excellent support from Himanshu Singh (51) at no.8 with whom he stitched a 137 run stand for the 7th wicket. It was on the back of his beautiful ton, Vijay Manjrekar XI reached 320/10 in 107.2 overs. From the bowlers Akash Mishra was the pick of the lot taking 5/66 in 22 overs.
Vijay Merchant XI in reply were all out for 212 runs with opener Gautam Waghela top scoring with 66 runs. Gautam has been impressive in this tournament while Roopkumar Yadav scored 46 runs at no.4.
After a great 1st innings performance, it was expected that Vijay Manjrekar might dominate in the 2nd innings too but that was not the case thanks to a brilliant spell by fast bowler Tushar Kadam. Tushar came up with excellent bowling figures of 7/40 in 14 overs taking crucial wickets at regular junctures. Tushar was quite spot on with the ball which reaped rewards for him as well as for his team. It was a 2nd innings comeback for Vijay Merchant XI both with the ball as well as with the bat as they smashed 187/7 in mere 24 overs with skipper Pragnesh Kanpillewar hitting a quickfire 76 off 42 balls.
Eventually, it was a draw with Vijay Manjrekar XI winning the match on 1st innings lead.