Comeback Man Abdulaziz hammers a brilliant 160 while Mishra bags fifer for Islam Gymkhana in the Young Comrade Shield Tournament’20
Played at Worli Sports Club Ground, Islam Gymkhana team opting to bat first posted a handsome total of 348/9 in 70 overs. Abdulaziz opening the innings went on to score a brilliant 160 off 156 balls laced with 20 fours and 6 sixes. Abdul in the initial phases provided consolidation with partnership with Mihir Agarwal and Hashir Dafedar while he accelerated gears at the right time for Islam Gymkhana. The turning point in the match would certainly be the 170 run partnership he had with Hashir Dafedar (60 off 75) as Islam Gymkhana were in a commanding position. No.10 bowler of Islam Gymkhana, Danish Rainey down the order scored his career best score of 41*
From the bowlers, off spinner Sumedh Tare with 4/31 in 9 overs was the pick of the lot.
Speaking with Cricketgraph- Abdulaziz Syed who has made a comeback to Cricket post 2 yrs hiatus said “The wicket was certainly not the easiest to bat on, there was movement on the wicket and the ball was moving, initially the 1st 10 overs, after we lost an early wicket, I just tried to dodge the 1st 10 overs with a good stand with Mihir. Later on, Hashir gave excellent support as we stitched a 170 run stand for the 3rd wicket. Once we got settled and I got my eye in, i started to dominate the bowlers as I went on to score a good knock for my team without any lives”
Worli Sports Club in reply were all out for 230 runs in 65.5 overs thanks to their left arm spinner Harsh Mishra who came up with excellent spell of 5/61 in 19.5 overs. Harsh was simply spot on providing his team with wickets at regular intervals while fast bowler Danish Rainey (2 wkts) also bowled well as Islam Gymkhana won the match by 118 runs.