Centurion Atharva powers Kshatriya to 110- run win in Kanga Knockout Tournament’22

Mumbai: Powered by Atharva Minde’s brilliant unbeaten century knock of 115 runs paved the way for Kshatriya Cricket Club’s massive 110-run win against Sunrise Cricket Club in a Group-D section match of the MCA Dr. H.D. Kanga knockout cricket tournament 2022, and played at the Sunder CC  ground, Cross Maidan.

Preferring to bat first, Atharva’s huge effort saw Kshatriya CC score 272 for 9 wickets in 45 overs. Samrat Misal contributed 37 runs while Sunrise CC bowler Arnav Bakshi claimed 4 wickets for 48 runs. Sunrise CC batsmen were unable to offer much resistance and were bowled for 162 runs in 30.1 overs. Smith Dave remained not out for 47 runs and Vedant Pisat chipped in with 46 runs. Kshatriya CC bowler Nimish Sandane finished with 3 for 21 runs.

Atharva Minde
Atharva Minde

Worli Cricket Club also enjoyed a successful day and defeated Young Association Cricket Club by a comfortable 140 runs at the Young Zoroastrian ground, Azad Maidan. Sent in to bat first, Worli CC were dismissed for 189 runs in 40.5 overs. The main run-scorer for Worli CC, was all-rounder Mohd. Shoeb Sayyed 34 runs and Dharmenda Morya with 33 runs, while Young Association bowler Varun Kadam took 3 for 38 runs. Later, Worli CC bowlers Shoeb Sayyed 3 for 3 runs and Sandeep Yadav 3 for 13 runs bundled out Young Association for a measly 49 runs in 23.1 overs.

In a high-scoring and thrilling match, Bengal Club clinched a narrow 2-wicket victory against Friends Sports Club at the DPC ground, Matunga. Friends SC electing to bat first posted a challenging total of 261 for 8 wickets in 45 overs. Abhishek Satam and Yash Patil were the leading run-scorers contributing 73 and 71 runs respectively, while Karan Gupta made 38 runs. Bengal Club rose to the challenge and managed to reach 263 for 8 wickets in 44 overs to snatch victory. Poorav Chheda scored an unbeaten 52 runs, Aaradhya Mayekar also scored 52 runs, Amogh Gawade 40 runs, and Raj Kawathakar 37 runs helped Bengal Club coast to victory.

Brief scores – Group-D:  Kshatriya CC 272 for 9 wickets, 45 overs (Atharva Minde 115*, Samrat Misal 37; Arnav Bakshi 4/48) beat Sunrise CC 162 all out, 30.1 overs (Smith Dave 47*, Vedant Pisat 46; Nimish Sandane 3/21). Result: Kshatriya Cricket Club won by 110 runs.

Brothers Club 128 all out, 36.2 overs (Sagar Muley 3/21) lost to Gaud Union SC 130 for 2 wickets, 18 overs (Krunal Nar 56*, Rahul Magade 33). Result: Gaud Union SC won by 8 wickets.

Friends Sports Club 261 for 8 wickets, 45 overs (Abhishek Satam 73, Yash Patil 71, Karan Gupta 38) lost to Bengal Club 263 for 8 wickets, 44 overs (Poorav Chheda 52*, Aaradhya Mayekar 52, Amogh Gawade 40, Raj Kawathakar 37). Result: Bengal Club won by 2 wickets.

Worli CC 189 all out, 40.5 overs (Mohd. Shoeb Sayyed 34, Dharmenda Morya 33; Varun Kadam 3/38) beat Young Association CC 49 all out, 23.1 overs (Mohd. Shoeb Sayyed 3/3, Sandeep Yadav 3/13). Result: Worli CC won by 140 runs.

United CC 304 all out, 44.1 overs (Shravan Mhatre 169; Siraj Khan 4/33) beat Shahpur Spencer Challenge Shield- 115 all out, 29.3 overs. Result: United CC won by 189 runs.

 G.S.B. Sports Club 138 all out, 35.5 overs (Sairaj Vinayagamoorthy 55; Ratnadeep Chavan 5/35) lost to Young Men’s CC 139 for 2 wickets, 23 overs (Sarth Waghela 69*, Rohan Gulekar 49). Result: Young Men’s CC won by 8 wickets.

Elphinstone CC 231 for 9 wickets, 45 overs (Deewakar Bhatt 62, Rizwan Shaikh 31; Marzooq Sayad 3/48) beat Young Friends Union CC 126 all out, 36.2 overs (Rahul Yadav 32; Deewakar Bhatt 3/17, Mehraj Khan 3/22). Result: Elphinstone CC won by 105 runs

Vile Parle SC 156 all out, 44.2 overs (Himansu Gala 69; Harshad Pagdhare 4/9) lost to Bombay Wanderers 159 for wickets, 37.3 overs (Aryan Hule 70*, Mayur Gadigaonkar 34; Mihir Pasad 3/24). Result: Bombay Wanderers won by 6 wickets.

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