NSCA’s Yogesh Shinde smashes 143* to steer his side to a 14-run win over Youth Cricket Club
NSCA and Youth Cricket Club locked horns against each other during the All Stars 40 overs tournament on Sunday at Badlapur. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, NSCA posted a challenging score of 269-4 in 40 overs, riding on Yogesh Shinde’s scintillating century.
Shinde came in to bat at number three when his team lost the wicket of Yash Surve in the ninth over. The right handed batter muscled 143 off just 131 balls, smashing 15 boundaries and two sixes. His unbeaten innings was a perfect blend of defense and attack.
“When I came in to bat I was determined to get my eye in. The wicket was wet and the ball was not coming nicely on to the bat. I played each and every ball on its merit and when I was set I decided to attack the opposition bowlers. As the ball became old and the wicket eased out, the ball was nicely coming on to the bat. I was able to hit through the line”, Yogesh told CricketGraph.
He further added, “There were some quality bowlers in the opposition, including some former Mumbai bowlers. It was important for me to respect the good balls and dispatch the loose ones. I enjoyed batting against the spinners and was able to capitalize on the start that I had got. I came into this match in good form as I had scored a couple of centuries in my previous five innings.”
After showcasing his heroics with the bat, Shinde also rolled his arm over to scalp 1-37 in his six overs. He won the player of the match for his scintillating performance with both bat and ball. Apart from playing for NSCA, Shinde also represents Pandurangwadi team in Division C of MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) tournaments.
After posting a daunting 269-4 in 40 overs, NSCA restricted Youth Cricket Club to 255-6, winning the nail biting contest by 14 runs. For Youth Cricket Club, Saif Shaik starred with the ball picking up 2-39 in his eight overs and captain Ritesh Gamre, who opened the batting, top scored with an elegant 64 off 54 balls, including seven boundaries and a six.