The Mumbai team began their new season on 10th July with a 4 day game against Rajasthan in the Dr.Capt. K.Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament 2019. This was the first of three games that Mumbai will play in July. JUST Cricket Academy in Bangalore was the venue !
Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first. The wicket was fresh and there was some swing for the fast bowlers at the start. Bhupen Lalwani opened the innings and played himself in ! He then went on to get a brilliant 99 only to miss his century by 1 run as he was bowled by Mahipal Lormor. Eknath Kerkar , the skipper for Mumbai , formed a very good partnership with Bhupen Lalwani. Eknath scored 96 before he was dismissed. Mumbai ended their innings at 386/10. For Rajasthan , Mahipal Lormor, the spinner, was impressive with the bowl as he took 3/48 . The left arm fast bowler , Vikas Johrar took 3/81.
Rajasthan, in their first innings managed to score 366. Chetan Bist scored 85 runs and Aditya Garhwal scored 51. For Mumbai , the left arm orthodox spinner , Vijay Gohil was the star with the ball as he worked his magic. He took 4/79 and he was well supported by Roysto Dias who took 2/54.
The second innings for Mumbai began and Bhupen Lalwani started from where he left off , he scored another 56 runs to go with 99 in his first innings. Siddharth Akre scored 88 runs while Chinmay Sutar scored 84 to take Mumbai to 304/10. Mahipal Lormor was fantastic again for Rajasthan as he took 4/38 !
The game was heading towards a draw when Rajasthan came into bat in their 2nd innings. The Rajasthan openers played out the remaining overs of the match and Rajasthan were 39/0 at the end of day 4.
The game ended in a draw but a lot of positives for both the teams going into the next games.
Brief Score : –
DR. (CAPT.) K. THIMMAPPIAH MEMORIAL CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2019
Mumbai 1st Inning Batting 386/10 in 114 Overs– Bhupen Lalwani 99 (181), Eknath Kerkar 96 (180), Vijay Gohil 55 (86).
Rajasthan 1st Inning Bowling – Mahipal Lomror 3/48, Vikas Johrar 3/81.
Rajasthan 1st Inning Batting 366/10 in 111.3 Overs – Chetan Bist 85 (150), Amit Gautum 62 (121), Aditya Garhwal 51 (94).
Mumbai 1st Inning Bowling – Vijay Gohil 4/79, Royston Dias 2/54, Shashank Attarde 2/74.
Mumbai 2nd Inning Batting 304/10 in 84 Overs – Siddharth Akre 88 (109), Chinmay Sutar 84 (127), Bhupen Lalwani 56 (124).
Rajasthan 2nd Inning Bowling – Mahipal Lomror 4/38, Abhimanyu Lamba 3/50.
Rajasthan 2nd Inning Batting 39/0 in 13 Overs – Chetan Bist 32 (48).