Experienced bowler Kiran Desai scalps a fifer while Dnyansagar Patil smashes a brilliant hundred in the Times Cricket Shield ‘18


Played between Mahindra Logistics and WNS Global services at the Sydenham Ground in Oval, WNS won the toss and elected to bat first on the back of their promising batting line up to post a decent 1st innings total.

Batting first, WNS notched up 214/7 in 20 overs where in most of the batsman found it difficult to convert their starts but it was their promising opener Dnyansagar Patil who scored an elegant 102 off 125balls which saved his team from getting all out under a low total. Dnyansagar smashed 10fours and did equally good running between the wickets to ensure he kept the scoreboard ticking despite wickets being lost from the other end. From the bowlers, it was Nikhil Atgaonkar who was the pick of the bowlers with 4/47 in 8 overs.

Defending 215 which is not the biggest of totals, WNS had their trump card in medium pacer Kiran Desai who bowled a mesmerizing spell of 5/47 in 8 overs which inflicted the maximum damage on Mahindra’s batting line up. Kiran who is an experienced medium pacer made sure he bowled in the right areas and kept on taking wickets at regular intervals which reaped rewards for him as well as his team. Apart from him, Aditya and Shivam also bowled well bagging two wickets each.

Mahindra Logistics were all out for 135runs and WNS won the match by 79 on the back of Dnyansagar’s thumping ton and Kiran’s excellent 5wkt haul.





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