Karan Shah scores 24ball 68 while Tarang Gohel’s brilliant 100 ends on a losing cause in the Under 19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2017
It was a match at Bandra BKC between two promising young teams namely Mumbai vs Saurashtra where in Mumbai won the toss and rightly elected to field first considering the bowler friendly conditions.
Batting first, Saurashtra boys scored a decent 208/8 in 43 overs and a major credit for this total should go to their opener Tarang Gohel. Tarah smashed more than half of the team runs and brought up his century in just 60balls impressing one and all with the bat. Tarang scored 100 off 60balls (14fours and 5sixes) while H. Desai also chipped in with a useful 49 at no.4. Abhumanyu Vasishta was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/46 followed by 2wkts for tanush kotian.
Chasing 209 on a wet bowler friendly track is always a confusing situation but openers Karan Shah and Divyansh Saxena gave an excellent opening start. Left-handed Karan Shah scored a brutal 24ball 68 (11fours, 3sixes) which completely led the game slip away from Saurashtra’s hand. Karan attacked the bowlers with complete domination while Divyansh gave him good support as he remained unbeaten till the end scoring 69* off 83balls. Yashaswi scored 34 while all-rounder Tanush remained unbeaten with Divyansh on 28*(28b). Mumbai chased down the score in just 32.4 overs and won the match in style by 8wkts. Mumbai won the match comfortably but it was Karan’s swashbuckling 24ball 68 and Tarang’s 60ball 100 which remained the highlight perfomance of the match.