Mumbai: The combined efforts of Divyaansh Saxena who cracked a century 114 runs and Khizar Dafedar’s splendid bowling figures of 6 for 35 runs, were the highlights as Dadar Union Sporting Club clinched victory against United Cricketers on the basis of their massive 171-run first innings lead in a ‘B’ Division match of the 75th Dr. H.D. Kanga Cricket League 2022-2023.
Dadar Union, who batted first declared their first innings at 266 for 6 wickets. Besides Saxena’s big knock Siddhant Singh contributed with a half century knock of 56 runs. In reply, United Cricketers’ batters struggled against the disciplined bowling of Dafedar and their innings collapsed for a measly 95 runs, which enabled Dadar Union secure the win. Dafedar got good support from Sangram Bhalekar who took 3 for 26 runs.
In other matches which were decided on the first innings, Apollo CC defeated Victory CC; Young Maharashtra narrowly snatched the first innings lead against Bhatnagar Sports & Cultural Foundation. Fort Vijay CC outplayed Muslims United to gain a healthy 152-run first innings lead.
Brief scores – Division ‘B’: Sainath SC 250 for 7 decl. (Ayush Mhatre 84) Vs Young Comrade CC 105 for 6 (Taranjit Dhillon 31; Vinayak Bhoir 4/38). Result: Match drawn.
Dadar Union Sporting Club 266 for 6 decl. (Divyaansh Saxena 114, Siddhant Singh 56; Vishweshwar Singh 3/44) beat United Cricketers 95 all out (Swapnil Kamble 41; Khizar Dafedar 6/35, Sangram Bhalekar 3/26). Result: Dadar Union won on 1st innings lead.
Victory CC 129 all out (Suved Parkar 35; Pratik Sargade 5/62, Yash Singh 4/27) & 44/4 decl. lost to Apollo CC 133 for 2 decl. (Nutan Goel 59, Omkar Rahate 52). Result: Apollo CC won on 1st innings lead.
Khar Gymkhana 213 for 8 decl. (Hiken Shah 64, Dhrumil Matkar 41, Parag Khanapurkar 35; Akshay Darekar 6/45) Vs Goregaon SC 193 for 8 (Vedant Gadia 40, Jiniv Joshi 34, Aryant Patni 37). Result: Match drawn.
Parel Sporting Club 197 for 5 decl. (Sumeir Zaveri 75, Aman Jain 41, Harsh Mogaveera 40; Ketan Kharat 3/51) Vs Dadar Parsee Colony SC 75 for 6 (Anurag Singh 3/51). Result: Match drawn.
Bhatnagar Sports & Cultural Foundation 126 all out (Arman Shaikh 52; Umar Khan 4/18) lost to Young Maharashtra CC 131 for 9 (Ninad More 40; Atharv Dakway 4/25). Result: Young Maharashtra won on 1st innings lead.
Fort Vijay CC 207 for 7 decl. (Harshad Singh 65, Parag Jadhav 40*, Sayed Ahmed 39, Aaya Chowkidar 32; Nadeem Shaikh 3/63) Vs Muslims United SC 55 all out (Praful Devkate 4/17, Abul Kalam 3/10). Result: Fort Vijay won on 1st innings lead.