Mumbai Clinches Victory Over Maharashtra in T20 Wheelchair Cricket Extravaganza Mumbai, 23rd December 2023
In a riveting T20 wheelchair cricket clash at Prabodhan Kridabhavan, Goregaon West, Mumbai, the home team Mumbai emerged victorious in a dominating fashion, defeating Maharashtra by a staggering 176 runs. This prestigious event was meticulously organized by Prabodhan Goregaon and Divyang Vikas Sangh, in collaboration with Wheelchair Sports Association Mumbai. The event was powered by the esteemed bodies of Wheelchair Cricket India & Differently-Abled Cricket Council Of India, with additional support from Accessibility Redefined and Zircon International Films.
Mumbai’s Commanding Batting Display
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Mumbai showcased a batting masterclass, posting a mammoth total of 314 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. The highlight of Mumbai’s innings was the phenomenal knock by Sahil Sayyad, who remained unbeaten at an astonishing 209 runs off just 75 deliveries. Sayyad’s innings was a spectacle of power and precision, filled with a flurry of boundaries and towering sixes that left the crowd and opposition alike in sheer admiration.
Alongside Sayyad, Dinesh Mettupelly played a crucial role, contributing a brisk 27 runs off 17 balls, ensuring Mumbai maintained momentum throughout their innings. Nitin Narwade was the pick of the Maharashtra bowlers, albeit with figures of 4 overs, 47 runs, and 1 wicket, amidst Mumbai’s relentless onslaught.
Maharashtra’s Struggle with the Bat
In pursuit of a daunting target, Maharashtra faced an uphill battle from the outset. Despite commendable efforts from Rahul Karche, who scored a fighting 42 runs off 31 balls, and Hanumant Shinde’s steady 19 runs off 19 balls, the team fell short of the required momentum. Vishwanath Gurav turned out to be the tormentor-in-chief for Maharashtra, scalping 4 crucial wickets while conceding a mere 10 runs in his 4 overs, dismantling any hopes of a successful run chase.
Player of the Match – Sahil Sayyad
Sahil Sayyad earned the Player of the Match with a dazzling batting showcase, His pivotal role led Mumbai to a resounding victory, leaving no space for debate. His breathtaking innings captivated all, etching memories hard to erase, A performance so sublime, it left the opposition in a state of dazed. The award was a fitting tribute to his exceptional cricketing finesse, His scintillating strokes and timing made the game’s outcome less a guess. Sayyad’s display was truly enthralling, a spectacle for the cricketing sphere, His heroics will be cherished, a testament to a Player of the Match so clear.
The match served as a testament to the growing stature and exclusivity of wheelchair cricket in India, offering a platform for differently-baled cricketers to shine on the national stage. With such exhilarating performances and events, the future of wheelchair cricket appears promising, heralding a new era of opportunities and recognition for these immensely talented athletes.