Captain Sourabh Giri & Virendra Yadav’s give United Cricketers a monstrous win in the Bhaskar Trophy’22.

Sourabh Giri along with Virendra Yadav played a fantastic innings and helped his team United Cricket win the match against Matunga Youth and also earned him the Player of the Match award in the Bhaskar Trophy 2021 held at Oval Ground, Elphinston ground. 

Winning the toss first, captain Sourabh Giri elected to bat first. The United Cricket team, lost early wickets. As a result half of the team went back to the pavilion at a score of 71, in 13 overs. Sourabh Giri built a partnership of 110 runs along with his teammate Virendra Yadav.  Sourabh Giri and Virendra Yadav scored 58 off 49 and 56 off 52 respectively. Both of their innings included 8 fours. With this, the United Cricket team managed to score 227 runs in 40 overs. Matunga Youth’s bowling gave away 48 extras which included 39 wides, 1 no ball, 2 leg byes and 6 byes.

Virendra Yadav
Virendra Yadav

The Matunga Youth team chasing a target of 228 runs, collapsed on a score of just 130 runs within 32.5 overs. Md Yaseen, Aurojyoti B, Adeeb Alam managed to get 2-2 wickets each. Whereas Sourabh Giri got 1 wicket “The opponent team was a strong one. But as the guys fielded very well and we managed to get two runouts and save a lot of runs and this is one of the main reasons why we were able to restrict them on a low total.” said the skipper.

When asked about his innings, Captain Sourabh Giri said, “The openers gave their wickets early and therefore I went in to bat having one thing on my mind and that is that I had to be on the crease until the end. I kept taking singles and doubles and whenever I got an easy ball, I converted it into boundaries. I tried to play on merit and the results are clear.” 

Captain Sourabh Giri was also chosen as the Player of the Match for his knock.

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