KRP XI puts up a good show on the back of Yuvan Shah, Rakesh Naik and Yogesh Rajput in the Kanga Knockout Tournament ‘18
Played at the Western Railways Cross Maidan, KRP XI toon on Sunrise Cricket Club where in KRP XI won the toss and elected to bat first on the back of their strong batting line up as they have a batting depth till almost no.8.
KRP XI batting first made a very decent total of 292/9 in 45overs which is anyday a competitive total. Almost everyone gave contribution with the bat while Yogesh Rajput at no.3 top scored with an aggressive 54 off 49balls which had 5fours and 2sixes. Yogesh developed the positive momentum while Yuvang Shah (52 off 39) and Rakesh Naik(34 off 27) made full use of the momentum as they both engaged in dominating cricket at the middle order. The lower order consisting of Kaustubh Bothere(26) and Chirag Paghdhare(37) also made crucial contributions.
Chasing 293 in mere 45 overs, the pressure was surely more on Sunrise CC to play aggressive cricket. However, they were faltered out for mere 89runs all out as KRP bowlers did an excellent job bowling tight. All-rounders starting from Padmanubham M, Kaustubh, Rakesh Naik and Yuvang Shah all bowled in tandem taking 2wkts each.
KRP XI won the match by a mammoth 204runs and it was surely a great collective team perfomance by the players.