Nikhil Patil slams unbeaten Double Century in Parsee Gymkhana’s huge victory in Police Shield’21

Mumbai, November 28: Nikhil Patil Jr.’s marathon unbeaten double century knock of 205 was the highlight of Parsee Gymkhana’s thumping 118 runs victory against a spirited Bombay Gymkhana in a high-scoring Group-C match of the Automotive Manufacturing-74th Police Invitation Shield Cricket Tournament 2021-2022 and played at the Parsee Gymkhana ground on Sunday.

Parsee Gymkhana resuming at the overnight total of 337 for the loss of six wickets in 61 overs added a further 90 runs from the remaining nine overs to compile a mammoth total of 427 for 8 wickets. Bombay Gymkhana tried to chase the target but they were dismissed for 309 in 58.4 overs.

Nikhil Patil who was unbeaten 154 runs continued in his aggressive batting fashion putting on another 51 runs to his innings which came from just 159 balls and was studded with 18 boundaries and 11 sweetly-timed sixes. Parag Khanpurkar also made huge contribution, scoring 115 runs from 112-balls with 12 hits to the ropes and 4 sixes. Siddhant Singh who picked up 4 for 75 runs was Bombay Gymkhana’s most successful bowler.

Bombay Gymkhana’s Sidharth Akre top-scored with a century effort of 113 runs (123b, 16×4) and received good support from Nikhil Patil 76 runs and Swapnil Bhiwalkar 39 runs. Parsee Gymkhana bowlers Yash Dicholkar (4/74) and Sidharth Raut (4/109) were responsible for completing the victory.

In an interesting Group-A match, Automotive Manufacturing Cricket Club went down fighting to Islam Gymkhana by a narrow 6-run margin. Batting first, Islam Gymkhana managed to score 295 runs for 9 wickets in 70 overs. Kaustubh Pawar 67 runs, Salman Ahmed 61 runs and Salil Agharkar unbeaten 54 runs propped the Islam Gymkhana innings. In reply Automotive Manufacturing CC riding of the century effort of Mayur Sanap who cracked 124 (135b, 11×4, 4×6) and Rugved More 55 runs came close to surpass the winning target. But their efforts were foiled by Islam Gymkhana’s Nadeem Shaikh who claimed 5 for 77 to deny Automotive Manufacturing CC from earning a win.

In another Group-A tie, defending champions Payyade Sports Club defeated New Hind Sports Club by 129 runs and in a Group-D encounter, hosts Mumbai Police Gymkhana recorded a 6-wicket victory against Karnatak Sporting Association.

Rohit Pol from Mumbai Police
Rohit Pol

Brief scores – Group-A: Payyade Sports Club: 291/9 in 70 overs (Sagar Mishra 140 (154b, 11×4, 5×6), Aashay Sardesai 53; Akshay Jambhekar 4/108) beat New Hind Sporting Club: 162 all out in 41.5 overs (Sidhant Adhatrao 68; Sagar Mishra 4/44, Dhrumil Matkar 4/59). Result: Payyade Sports Club won by 129 runs.

Islam Gymkhana: 295/9 in 70 overs (Kaustubh Pawar 67, Salman Ahmed 61, Salil Agharkar 54*, Neelkanth Parab 34; Darshan Mangukiya  3/67) beat Automotive Manufacturing Cricket Club 289 all out in 66.1 overs (Mayur Sanap 124 (135b, 11×4, 4×6), Rugved More 55; Nadeem Shaikh 5/77). Result: Islam Gymkhana won by 6 runs.

Group – B: MIG Cricket Club: 397/9 in 70 overs (Anand Bais 118 (105b, 11×4, 5×6), Atharva Ankolekar 103 (108b, 10×4, 3×6), Kevin D’Almeida 49, Swapnil Salvi 33, Nikhil Date 31; Kruthik Hangawadi 5/99) beat Cricket Club of India: 192 all out in 50.4 overs (Aakash Anand 58, Kruthik Hangawadi 38*, Arya Satpute 37; Atharva Ankolekar 5/72). Result:  MIG Cricket Club won by 205 runs.

National Cricket Club: 219/9 in 70 overs (Prasad Patil 59*, Vaishnav Narvekar 38; Akshay Barma 2/31) lost to P.J. Hindu Gymkhana: 220/4 in 38.1 overs (Hiken Shah 101* (100b, 16×4), Bins Neyyoth 48*, Rahul Lad 46; Shashikant Kadam 2/63). Result: P.J. Hindu Gymkhana won by 6 wickets.

Group – C: Parsee Gymkhana: 427/8 in 70 overs (Nikhil Patil Jr. 205* (159b, 18×4, 11×6), Parag Khanapurkar 115 (112b, 12×4, 4×6); Siddhant Singh 4/75) beat Bombay Gymkhana: 309 all out in 58.4 overs (Sidharth Akre 113 (123b, 16×4), Nikhil Patil 76, Swapnil Bhiwalkar 39, Yash Salunkhe 30; Yash Dicholkar 4/74, Sidharth Raut  4/109). Result: Parsee Gymkhana won by 118 runs.

Sainath Sports Club: 237 all out in 61.2 overs (Karan More 40, Yash Chavan 40; Aakash Mishra 3/53, Aaradhya Shinde 3/56) lost to Shivaji Park Gymkhana: 239/7 in 61 overs (Pratik Shukla 76, Sanket Bhaye 64; Asif Shaikh 4/87). Result: Shivaji Park Gymkhana won by 3 wickets.

Group – D: Karnatak Sporting Association: 305 all out in 60.4 overs (Amey Soman 122 (105b, 14×4, 5×6), Vinayak Bhoir 44, Manan Khakar 39; Yogesh Jagtap 4/84) lost to Mumbai Police Gymkhana: 306/4 in 65.3 overs (Rohit Pol 133* (181b, 11×4, 4×6), Swapnil Kulaye 70, Shrikant Limbole 42, Tanmay Mayekar 26; Atul Singh 2/61). Result: Mumbai Police won by 6 wickets.

Parkophene Cricketers: 201 all out in 60 overs (Sangram Bhalekar 81*; Aditya Dhumal 4/61) beat MCA Colts: 182 all out in 54.2 overs (Aditya Dhumal 53; Karsh Kothari 3/57). Result: Parkophene Crickters won by 19 runs.



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