Modern CC wins the finals on the back of spinner Mahesh Patil’s 5/11 in the Late Shri Shailendra Trophy 18
Played at the OFA cricket Ground at Thane, it was the all important finals between Modern Cricket Club and Maggie XI where in Maggie XI won the toss and elected to bat first with an aim of making a big 1st innings total.
Maggie XI who went in to bat first were in for a shock as their decision to bat first fell flat. Maggie XI were bundled out for just 73runs all out in 15.5 overs where in hardly any batsman managed to convert their starts. Vinod Mishra at no.4 was the highest scorer with 20runs while the bowler who provided maximum damage was this left arm spinner Mahesh Patil who bamboozled the batsman with his wily spin. Mahesh succeeded in giving crucial breakthroughs with tight line and length which reaped rewards for his as well as his team. Eventually Mahesh’s bowling figures read 5/11 in 3.4 overs which is definitely impressive.
Chasing 74runs, Modern CC chased down the score in 10.4 overs even though they received tough fight from the opposition bowlers who did not allow them to win easily not before taking away their six wickets. Modern CC won the all important finals by 4wkts and it was surely on the back of Mahesh’s excellent perfomance with the ball. Aquib who took 3wkts was declared man of the match while Mahesh’s bowling also played an equally big role in the win.