Devesh hits a match-winning 102 while young Prodigy Manan Bhatt continues to impress in the Bombay Junior Shield’20
After a match winning 84 vs Bombay Union CC in his previous game for Friends CC at the Shivaji Park Ground which helped his team win by 31 runs, Manan Bhatt continues to up the game this time with a yet another stellar knock vs Young National CC at Cross Maidan.
Friends CC batting first were in all sorts of trouble with scoreboard reading 2/17 and both the openers back in the hut. However, Awais Khan at no.3 with 42 runs and Manan Bhatt coming at no.4 stitched a 74 run stand to bring back the positive momentum. Manan again converted his good start into an impressive knock of 93* in 93 balls (7 fours, 3 sixes) as Friends CC were back in a strong position declaring the innings at 200/5 in 45 overs. Medium pacer Mandar Mayekar with 4/41 was the pick of the bowlers from National CC.
Chasing 201, Young National CC openers provided a right start piling on 151 runs together. Openers Sarang Jadhav with a solid 82 ball 69 played the perfect foil while Devesh Pushpak counter attacked the bowlers as he went on to score an unbeaten 103* off mere 96 balls laced with 13 fours and 4 sixes. It was on the back of his ton and a brilliant opening partnership, Young National CC chased down the total in 33 overs winning the match by 8 wkts.