Sarfaraz Khan opens the season with a ton vs Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Kanga League’19

Shivaji Park Gymkhana putting Payyade SC to bat on their homeground at Shivaji Park (Dadar) did suffer some early blows with openers Akhil Herwadkar (1) and Praful Waghela (9) falling out early. However, it was Sarfaraz Khan at no.4 continuing his consistent run with the bat scoring a yet another dominating ton on a bowler friendly wicket. Sarfaraz scored a majestic 101* in mere 89 balls (7 fours, 4 sixes) at a time when his other mates were struggling from the other end. It was on the back of his sparkling unbeaten 101* did Payyade SC reached a respectable total of 168/5 dec in 42 overs.

 

Fast bowler Minad Manjrekar

 

Shivaji Park Gymkhana in reply found it difficult to get going on their own wicket getting all out for 101 runs in 34.4 overs. Fast Bowler Minad Manjrekar (4/27) ensured he troubled the top order while experienced spinner Vishal Dabholkar (4/35) cleaned up the lower order handing over a 1st innings win to their team.

Sarfaraz who was the highest run getter last year in Kanga continues top form. Just fresh from twin hundreds in both the innings vs Vidarbha, this his 3rd back to back ton in last one month which speaks a lot about his form and the shape he is in.