Fast Bowler Aman Sheoran scalps a fifer while opener Suraj Singh bats entire innings for Young Comrade in the ongoing B Div Kanga League’19
Young Comrade CC batting first at Azad Maidan could muster a total of 171/10 in 63 overs. Opening the innings Suraj Singh batted from start to end staying at the crease for as many as 63 overs. Suraj scored a solid 79* off 178 balls (3 fours) in what was an innings full of resistance, determination and solid technique. Suraj kept on rotating the strike despite wickets falling from the other end. From the bowlers, it was Mumbai Police Gymkhana’s young gun Aman Sheoran impressing one and all with his pace, line and length. The youngster came up with 5/29 in 13 overs which included 7 maidens. What’s more his spell also included a hat-trick where he took 2 wkts in the last two balls of the 2nd over of the game followed by a wicket in the 1st ball of the 3rd over of his spell. With his hat-trick he ran through the top 3 batman of Young Comrade CC. Apart from him, left arm spinner Yogesh Sawant took 4/34 in 16 overs.
20yr old quickster Aman Sheoran speaking with Cricketgraph said: Suraj was batting really well, he was surviving when most of the batters found it difficult. We had an interesting battle, he was dropped in my bowling when he was around 50 runs, next over i hit him on the helmet & he was basically playing me out after that. But overall, it was a good innings & an interesting sort of battle!
Mumbai Police Gymkhana for the loss of 2 wkts batted for 19 overs at the end of the game’s play where the match ended in a draw.
In what was a proper red ball contest, Suraj’s innings in many aspects reminded of England’s Mike Atherton who was known to survive & frustrate the feared pace attacks of South Africa & Australia. Mike in his prime used to be one difficult customer to get out! Suraj now has 3 back to back fifties in Kanga League sitting at no.2 in the top run-getters list. With 221 runs in 4 innings at an average of 73.67, he is certainly one batsman the opposition teams need to prepare for!