Middle order bat Om Bhosale’s solid 83 steers Maharashtra to a nail biting win in the Under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy


Played at the BKC MCA in Mumbai on 13th October 2017, it was a match between the in-form Mumbai and the promising Maharashtra team where in Mumbai won the toss and rightly elected to field first considering the vulnerable weather and pitch conditions.

Batting first, the opener fell early but it was Om Bhosale at no.3 who scored a match winning knock of 83. Om faced 126deliveries and smashed 8fours, 3sixes to in his solid and composed knock which helped his team reach a respectable total of 211/8 in 50 overs. Apart from om, Swapnil and Paras also played well chipping in with 28 & 37 respectively down the order. Sylvester D Souza was the pick of the bowlers with 4/56 in 9 overs followed by 2wkts for Saksham Jha.

Chasing 212 for Mumbai was not going to be tough considering their in-form opener Divyansh at the top but he fell for a duck in his 4th match which shifted the momentum towards Maharashtra. Sagar Chhabaria at no.3 almost scored a match winning 85(122b) followed by a match changing partnership with Atharva Anokelkar who scored a valiant 56. Both the players stitched a 101runs partnership but eventually they fell short of 5runs in a nail biting match. Mumbai were all-out for 206/10 in 48overs and Maharashtra won the match by 5runs. It was a neck to neck match where both the teams gave their best fight. Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team whiles wishes luck to all the boys for their upcoming matches.




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