Parkar slams 299, Raut routes with the ball as Mumbai shake Bengal in the Quarter-Finals
Into the all important quarter finals between Mumbai and Bengal, Bengal Team after batting first posted a total of 381 runs in 128 overs with Abhishek Porel at the middle order top scoring with 92 runs. From the bowlers, Dhanit Raut came up with a sensational spell taking 5/76 in 26 overs coupled with 6 maidens. Dhanit looks in good touch this season and this particular spell was bang on as he stood apart from the other bowlers on that particular day.
Mumbai on the other hand posted a mammoth total of 592 runs thanks to a 200 run stand for the 3rd wicket between Suved Parkar and Pragnesh Kanpillewar. Pragnesh who has 5 tons in Cooch Behar this season smashed a majestic 283 ball 120 frustrating the Bengal bowlers to the hilt while the classy Suved who is known to convert his hundreds into big scores stayed true to his reputation scoring 299 off 351 balls. Just one short of a deserving triple hundred, it was Karan Lal taking his wicket at a time when no Cricket lover would want him to take the wicket of parkar!
Parkar who is another product of SVIS lives up to his school’s legacy of churning out talented cricketers. Back in his U16 Days, Parkar had scored a triple hundred in Harris Shield without hitting a single six running hard between the wickets. It was during that time itself, he had displayed his temperament & technique. Also the way, he smashes fast bowlers to the covers reminds in more ways than one of Rohit Sharma (his SVIS Senior).
Bengal in the 2nd innings batted for 56 overs with the loss of just 2 wickets and 156 runs on the board at the end of the game’s play where the match ended in draw. Mumbai post this match cruise into the semis with Suved Parkar (847) and Pragnesh Kanpillewar (979 runs) topping the leaderboards this season in the Cooch Behar.