Mulund Center Takes First Innings Lead in Drawn Encounter against Diva Center in Kalpesh Koli
The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed a thrilling encounter between Diva Center and Mulund Center, which ended in a draw with Mulund Center taking the first innings lead. Both teams showcased their cricketing skills and fought hard, creating an exciting contest for the spectators.
Diva Center won the toss and elected to bat first, aiming to set a challenging total for Mulund Center. However, they faced early setbacks as Mulund Center’s bowlers came out with a disciplined performance. Omkar K. displayed resistance and played a determined innings of 52 runs. Nevertheless, Diva Center was bowled out for 123 runs in 57.2 overs. Amartya Raje and Om Dawat were the standout bowlers for Mulund Center, claiming three wickets each and restricting Diva Center’s scoring opportunities.
In response, Mulund Center began their first innings with a cautious approach. Aarya Karle was the top scorer for Mulund Center, providing stability with a well-crafted innings of 59 runs. Diva Center fought back with the ball as Arun Kanojia and Himanshu Patil impressed with their bowling, taking four and three wickets respectively. Mulund Center was eventually bowled out for 221 runs in 70.3 overs, gaining a significant lead over Diva Center.
In their second innings, Diva Center aimed to put up a better batting display to save the match. However, they faced a resilient Mulund Center bowling attack that restricted their scoring opportunities. Ayush Jadhav top-scored for Diva Center with a composed innings of 34 runs. Diva Center managed to score 98 runs for the loss of three wickets in 31 overs before the match concluded.
The match ended in a draw, with Mulund Center taking the first innings lead. Aarya Karle’s impressive innings and the bowling performances of Amartya Raje and Om Dawat were the highlights of the match. The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed an intense battle between the two teams, showcasing the talent and determination of young cricketers. Both teams fought hard, making it an exciting contest for the spectators.