Mumbai: Islam Gymkhana showed tremendous resilience and solid fighting spirit and clinched a fighting two-run win against MCA Colts in a first round match of the Bombay Gymkhana Ltd. organized Nirlon-R.F.S.-Talyarkhan Memorial Invitation Cricket Tournament 2022-2023 and played at the Bombay Gymkhana ground, Friday night.
MCA Colts all-rounder Shivam Dubey’s impressive performances, claiming 5 wickets for just 6 runs, which included a hat-trick and a composed batting display of 20-ball 30 runs went in vain as his team fell short by a mere 2 runs to secure the win.
Sent in to bat, Islam Gymkhana amassed a substantial total of 142 all out in 18.4 overs. Middle-order bat Raunaq Sharma top-scored with 44 (36-balls, 3x4s,2x6s), while Sagar Jadhav contributed a 14-ball 28 runs to prop the innings. Besides Dubey’s deadly bowling, his teammate Dhanit Raut picked 3 for 34.
In reply, MCA Colts batters lacked the confidence and were unable to make useful contributions. Only Dubey, Hardik Tamore who scored an unbeaten 28 runs (21-balls,2×4,1x6s) and Armaan Jaffer 24 runs (22-balls, 2x4s) were able to stay a bit long in the middle. Nadeem Shaikh (2 for 20) was Islam Gymkhana’s most successful blower.
Brief scores: Islam Gymkhana 142 all out, 18.4 overs (Raunaq Sharma 44, Sagar Jadhav 28; Shivam Dubey 5 for 6, Dhanit Raut 3 for 34) beat MCA Colts 140 for 8 wickets, 20 overs (Shivam Dubey 30, Hardik Tamore 28*, Armaan Jaffer 24; Nadeem Shaikh 2 for 20). Result: Islam Gymkhana won by 2 runs.