Ajanta Pharma’s Omkar Rilkar and Prashant Prindavankar dent BEST Arts & Sports Club in the “E Div” Times Shield’20
Played at the Matunga Gymkhana ground, Ajanta Pharma team after being put to bat first by BEST Arts & SC were all out for a modest total of 146 runs in 32.2 overs. Opener Omkar Rilkar and Hanumant Matkar were the highest scorers for Ajanta with scores of 51 and 33 respectively. Amongst the bowlers, it was Suresh Wadekar who turned out to be the Best bowler for BEST team as he came up with bowling figures of 5/45 in 9 overs.
Defending a low total, Ajanta Team were certainly in more pressure than BEST as it wasn’t a threatening total to defend. Also with the start which BEST team had with 30-35 runs on the board for the loss of no wicktets, it required someone to change the game in the final sessions.
Eventually, Ajanta Pharma bowlers made a strong comeback doing excellent job of restricting BEST team for just 94 runs all out in 27.1 overs. All-rounder Prashant Prindavankar’s bowling spell changed the course of the match as he provided quick breakthroughs with envious bowling figures of 5/9 in 8 overs coupled with 2 maidens. As Ajanta Pharma coach Sameer Gawas shared with Cricketgraph-“It was an extra ordinary bowling performance from Prashant and such bowling figures are very commendable”
It was on the back of those stunning bowling figures, Ajanta Pharma team won the match by 68 runs. Even though it was a low scoring encounter between both the teams, the game did produce a lot of excitement with fair share of ups and downs.