Rahul Desai helps Prime Group Cricket Club beat Modern Cricket Club to reach the semi-final of Late ShamraoThosar Memorial Shield | Mumbai
Prime Group Cricket Club locked horns against Modern Cricket Club on 13th March at Central Maidan, Thane in the quarter final of the Late ShamraoThosar Memorial Shield which was organized by Sporting Club Committee of Thane under the aegis of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Prime Group posted a daunting 181 in 38.2 overs. PremchandRajbar top scored with an unbeaten knock of 42 runs off 44 balls. Coming in at no.3, Rahul Desai played a wonderful innings of 32 runs off 56 deliveries, smacking two boundaries and a six. Desai anchored his team’s batting ship nicely and played a pivotal role in his team’s batting success. Rahul read the conditions well and played some fantastic cricketing shots on the rank turner wicket of Central Maidan. AhmerKarte was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3-24 in his nine over spell.
In response, Modern Cricket Club fought well but were done and dusted for 150 in 40.2 overs, falling short of 31 runs. Middle order bat Akash Savla (35 runs off 72 balls) played a patient hand, but his efforts went in vain as his team could not achieve the set target. Ashish Mishra (4-23 in 6 overs) and Rahul Desai (3-10 in 4.2 overs) bowled well in tandem to bundle out Modern Cricket Club. Left arm spinner Desai was instrumental in breaking crucial partnerships helping his team to defend the total. Not just with the bat but also with the ball, Rahul wanted to contribute in every aspect for his team’s success. The left arm spinner managed to convince the skipper to give him a small spell and he made gold out of it picking up three wickets.
Rahul Desai (32 runs off 56 balls and 3-10 in 4.2 overs) who was clearly the star performer of the day was declared as the Man of the Match for his scintillating all-round performance.
Article Courtesy by – Jayesh Kulkarni