Pardeep Sahu steals the day with all-round brilliance while KP shows class in the ongoing Police Shield’19
Sponsor XI after opting to opting to bat first suffered a batting collapse despite an envious batting line up. The only batsman who showed resistance was Kaustub Pawar who remained unbeaten till the end coming at no.3. KP scored 62*off 114 balls (7 fours) at a time when his entire team was all out for 145 runs in 42 overs. Left arm spinner Sagar Mishra who is the highest wicket taker in police shield continued to amaze with his consistency taking 5/38 in 17 overs while the experienced Pardeep Sahu was equally impressive in his spell of 4/57 in 13 overs.
Parkophene Cricketers chasing 146 were also in some sort of trouble with their scoreboard reading 5/48 at one stage. However, the game changed when Pardeep Sahu from nowhere came up with a match winning knock of 66*in just 58 balls (5 fours, 3 sixes). Sahu 2.0 has been not only more penetrative with the ball but his batting has also improved leaps and bounds. We remember watching Pardeep Sahu doing intense batting practice in nets this season while he also shared that he is working hard on his batting as contributions down the order always make a difference just like this knock which helped Parkophene Cricketers clinch a memorable win by 2 wkts.
Pardeep Sahu has been in top form taking wickets in every tournament he has played this season while his added ability to bat down the order is just the icing on the cake any team would wish for.