Tamore’s ton helps Dadar Union survive while Priyank Shetty (88) & Rohan Randery(56) smash 50’s in the B Division Kanga League’19
It’s always fun and exciting to watch two evenly matched teams take on each other and the match between Dadar Union vs Khar Gymkhana was no exception. Both the teams boast of some experienced local cricketers as well as some young upcoming names, hence a head to head competition was surely in the cards!
Khar Gymkhana batting first on their own ground were off to a solid start with openers putting on 81 runs for the 1st wicket. Opening the innings, Priyank Shetty top scored with an elegant knock of 88 runs in 110 balls (11 fours, 2 sixes). Left-handed no.3 batsman Rohan Randery also gave good support with a 85 run stand with Priyank scoring a brisk 51 off 40 balls (2 fours, 4 sixes). The rest of the batsman chipped in with cameos as Khar Gymkhana declared their innings at 261/8 dec in 49.4 overs.
Chasing a 250+ score on Kanga is most of the times extremely difficult and especially if you lose half your batting line up for 120 runs. However, Dadar Union’s saving grace was Hardik Tamore who came at no.3 and remained unbeaten till the end of the game’s play. Despite wickets falling from the other hand, Hardik kept on enjoying his natural game hitting a match saving 102* in just 89 balls. Dadar Union SC in reply reached a commanding total of 201/6 in 30 overs before the match ended in a draw.
Eventhough the match could not extract any results, we got to witness some solid batting by the likes of Rohan, Priyank and Hardik Tamore.