Ayush Vartak’s 81* helps E.Merck Sports Club win the semi-final in MCA Corporate Trophy’22

On March 24, E. Merck Sports Club took on Cosmos Maya India P.L.. This was the first semi-final of ‘D’ Division in MCA Corporate Trophy tournament. The match was played at the Air India ground in Mumbai. Cosmos Maya India P.L. won the toss and elected to bat first.

Batting first, Cosmos Maya India P.L. were bundled out for 172 in 39.4 overs. Karan Vasshodia top scored with 55 runs off 64 balls. However, Vasshodia failed to find able allies with the bat. On the other hand, E.Merck Sports Club’s Vaibhav Sawant and Vaishnav Sail were the top performers with the ball as they scalped 3-27 and 3-31 respectively.

In reply, E.Merck Sports Club completed the formalities in 34.2 overs. They won the match by five wickets. Ayush Vartak (81 not out off 86 balls) led the run chase from the front. Batting at number three, Vartak’s innings was embellished with four boundaries and as many sixes. On the other hand, Cosmos Maya India P.L.’s Akram Shaikh and Parag Mestry struck with 2-22 and 2-46 respectively. The duo opened the bowling for Cosmos Maya India P.L.

Ayush Vartak of E. Merck Sports Club was the top performer of the match. He scored 81 not out off 86 balls. He also picked up 1-19. Vartak’s all-round performance helped E.Merck Sports Club beat Cosmos Maya India P.L. in the first semi-final of ‘D’ Division in the MCA Corporate Trophy.

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