All-Rounder Saima Thakor guides Payyade Sports Club to a win in Ajit Ghosh Memorial Trophy
The third edition of the Ajit Ghosh Memorial Trophy (T20 Women’s Cricket Tournament) is underway. Under the aegis of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Sporting Union Club and Kalyandas Memorial Sports Foundation have organised this tournament.
On November 16, Sporting Club Committee took on Payyade Sports Club at Shivaji Park Gymkhana. Batting first, Sporting Club Committee posted 106/5 in 18 overs. Niviya Ambre scored 59 off 49, including seven boundaries and a six. For Payyade Sports Club, Riddhi Kotecha was the pick of the bowlers with 17/2 in three overs.
In reply, Payyade Sports Club overhauled the target in 16 overs with seven wickets in hand. Khushi Bhatia led the run chase from the front with 39 off 42, including five boundaries. Saima Thakor also made a valuable contribution of 35 not out from 26 balls, hitting three boundaries. Early in the day, Thakor claimed 6/1 in four overs, opening the bowling. She was the most economical bowler. For Sporting Club Committee, Anisha Shetty and Esha Verma accounted for one scalp apiece.
Payyade Sports Club’s Saima Thakor won the player of the match award for her all-round performance.