Navi Mumbai Sports Club after being put to bat first at Azad Maidan were all out for 90 runs in 42.2 overs. Opener Tejas Bandal top scored with 40 runs while rest of the batsman struggled with with as many as 8 batsmen not able to score in double digits. It was a collective performance by the bowlers with Rohit Bhere, Pravin Vagare, Shashank Jadhav and Daulat Meher bagging 2 wkts each.
Navi Mumbai SC in reply bowled well almost clinching a win with Mangrol CC escaping a narrow defeat with one wicket in hand at the end of the game’s play. Left-arm spinner Bharat Purohit was fantastic with the ball coming up with 5/13 in 16 overs which included 6 maidens. On the back of Bharat’s timely breakthroughs and good support by Nilesh Pardeshi (3/17), Mangrol SC were 59/9 in 40 overs before the game ended in a draw.
Bharat with 13 wkts in 5 innings so far is now sitting at no.3 amongst the top wicket takers in the G Division Kanga league.