Akshay Jaujkar’s batting heroics provide FCC a massive win over GCC in Jolly friends Sports Matunga 2 Premier League 2019-20
JOLLY FRIENDS SPORTS MATUNGA 2 PREMIER LEAGUE 2019-20, 12 January 2020, Mumbai : Gladiator Cricket Club (GCC) took on Friends Cricket Club (FCC) on 12th January 2020 at Dadar Parsi Zoroastrian Cricket Ground Matunga, Mumbai. GCC won the toss and elected to FIELD first.
Top order batmen for FCC played their hearts out, Amit Agarwal and Irfan Panjwani initially steered the innings with caution then upped their aggressive intent also. Amit Agarwal scored a gritty 56 off 37 balls and Irfan scored a massive 73 off 43 balls with 10 fours in it. They passed on the baton to Akshay Jaunjkar who played a stellar innings of 76 runs off just 29 balls, he smacked the bowlers from ball one and remained not out at the end. He scored 11 fours and 3 sixes. FCC put up a massive total of 239 runs in 20 overs losing 3 wickets.
GCC batting show was catastrophic, the highest scorer was Sainath Kargutkar who scored 34 runs off 23 balls. Except Sainath, no other batsmen scored even a two digit score. Hence, they were bowled out for 73 runs in just 13.4 overs. For FCC, Harshal Khaire picked up 3 wickets for just 6 runs. Balarao, Mohit Makhija and Parag Jain also picked up couple of wickets each. Despite a good performance, Bala Rao was deprived of a well deserved hat-trick courtesy a catch drop.
Overall, it was a dominating performance by FCC team.
Result- FCC won the match by 166 runs.
Akshay Jaunkar was awarded Man of the match.