Manan Zatakia’s gritty 69 powered ARERO to clinch a nail biting win against SS Travels in Jolly Friends Sports Shivaji Park Premier League 2019-20.
25TH JANUARY 2020 IN MUMBAI, JOLLY FRIENDS SPORTS SHIVAJI PARK PREMIER LEAGUE 2019-20 : The match between Arero Rocks and SS Travels was played at Dadar Union cricket club, Matunga on 25th January 2020. SS travels won the toss and elected to BAT first. The pitch was akin a medium turner.
SST had a wonderful start and were 65 for 1 at 6.5 overs. Rohit Shirgaonkar scored 26 runs off 20 balls. Opener Rahul Gavit scored a impressive 53 runs off 39 balls with 6 fours and 1 six. Amogh Bodas also scored 35 off 35 balls. With continuous and comprehensive endeavors of all the batsmen, they scored a total of 175 runs in 20 overs losing 4 wickets. ARERO bowlers’ star performer was off spinner Rutvik Rajpara who picked up 3 wickets foe 31 runs in 4 overs.
ARERO were off to a flying start with a opening of 82 runs in 6 overs. Manan Zatakia palyed with a comprehensive outlook and scored a gritty 69 runs off 39 balls with 6 fours and 5 sixes. He laid a base for a formidable chase and ultimately it did pay off. Jigar Soni played the hand of the second fiddle and gave the maximum strike to Manan. He scored 21 runs off 20 overs. After the dismal of the openers, the team looked to be in a slump due to loss of quick wickets and low scorers. They lost 8 wickets in the course of 73 runs. Ultimately, Krish Trivedi scored 16 off 14 balls at the end to clutch the win at the end moments and the match was dramatically won in the penultimate ball of the match by hitting a boundary. SST’s Ranjit Patki bowled an incredible spell of 6 for 31 runs in 4 overs. Despite his brave efforts, the team fell short of the win.
RESULT- ARERO won by 2 wickets.
Manan Zatatkia was awarded the MAN OF THE MATCH.