Bins Neyoth (57) and Azharuddin Querishi (5/63) put impressive performances for their teams in the C Div Kanga League’19
Ghatkopar Jolly Gymkhana after electing to bat first were off to a shaky start with both the openers departing for ducks and scoreboard reading 2/6 thanks to some quick blows by fast bowler Bharat Shinde. However, the team did manage to put up a fight thanks to some gritty knocks by Saurabh Singh (44 runs) at no.4 and Bins Neyoth (57 off 50) at no.6. Bins played aggressively under pressure hitting 8 boundaries en-route his crucial half century as Ghatkoper Jolly Gymkhana reached 196/10 in 43.2 overs.
From the bowlers, left arm spinner Azharuddin Querishi was the pick of the lot taking 5/63 in 15.2 overs.
Pandurangwadi CC who were off to a equally disastrous start with 3 down for 11 runs got back into the game on the back of Mahesh Sankpal and Ashwin Shelke’s 58 run stand for the 5th wicket. Mahesh coming at no.5 scored 53 off 65 balls while all-rounder Ashwin Shelke chipped in with important 43 runs at no.6 pushing team to 149/8 in 34 overs. Rajiv Mehra also provided a quick cameo of 21 runs in 9 balls with an aim of helping his team win on 1st innings lead.
The match ended in a draw and it was a game where batters saved the match from both the sides.