Ekya (99) misses out a ton for the 2nd time while Raunaq Sharma scores an impressive 113 in Dr. (Capt.) K. Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament
After opting to bat first vs KSCA Colts, opener Aakarshit Gomel scored a solid 66 off 145 balls (9 fours, 1 six) . The talented opener who is known for his solid temperament stitched a 150 run stand with Eknath Kerkar who came at no.3. Eknath who scored an impressive 96 vs Rajasthan in the same tournament seems to be having a tricky time in the nervous 90’s as this time he was dismissed by P.Bhatia on 99 runs off 169 balls (12 fours)! However, Mumbai were not done yet as the middle order comprising of Raunaq Sharma and Shashant Attarde stitched an impressive 117 run stand for the 5th wicket. Raunaq Sharma who is known for his clean hitting scored a timely ton hitting 113 off 145 balls (15 fours, 3 sixes) at a healthy strike rate. Shashank Attarde who came at no.7 scored 52 runs off 56 balls proving to be quite handy with the bat. Mumbai eventually posted a healthy 1st innings total on board declaring their innings at 418/9 in 112 overs.
Video-Raunaq Sharma after reaching his ton
KSCA team in reply were all out for 308 runs with Shashank Attarde and Shreyas Gurav bagging 3 wkts each. Mumbai in 2nd innings batted for 49 overs with scoreboard reading 113/7 at the end of the game’s play.
The match ended in a draw with Mumbai leading on 1st innings score while it was an overall good performance from Raunaq, Eknath and Gomel ensuring a big 1st innings total for their team.