Mumbai, 14, December 2019 : Powered by opening batsman Jay Bista’s solid century (196 runs) knock Parkophene Cricketers are placed in quite a commanding position having amassed a score of 337 for the loss of 6 wickets in 88 overs in the first innings against MIG Cricket Club on the opening day of their three-day final of the Eagle Thane Strikers sponsored 72nd Police Invitation Shield Cricket Tournament 2019, and played at the Police Gymkhana ground, Marine Drive on Saturday.
Electing to field first the MIG Cricket Club bolwers toiled hard but were unable to contain the Parkophene batters and in particular Bista who played aggressively and dominated the rival attack but was unlucky to fall four runs short of a double ton. He was caught by Vinit Dhulap off Ankush Jaiswal’s bowling. Bista’s huge innings came off 243 balls and was studded with 21 hits to the ropes and three sixes.
Bista was associated in two substantial parterships. First he along with left-hander Sagar Mishra (37 runs) put on 133 runs for the fourth wicket and later Bista and Anshul Gupta (batting 61) stitched together a 105 stand for the sixth wicket.
Ankush Jaiswal (2 for 66), Nikhil Date (2 for 101) and Vinit Dhulap (2 for 115) were the Parkophene bowlers who succeeded in getting the wickets.
Brief scores: Parpophene Cricketers (1st innings): 337 for 6 wickets, in 88 overs (Jay Bista 196 (243 balls, 21×4, 3×6), Anshul Gupta 61 batting, Sagar Mishra 37; Ankush Jaiswal 2 for 66, Nikhil Date-2 for 101, Vinit Dhulap 2 for 115) Vs MIG Cricket Club.