Sairaj’s 77 and Shreyas’ 4/25 helps Apollo CC win while Ishan Mulchandani’s solid 77 falls in vain in the Young Comrade Shield Tournament ‘18


Played at the United Cricketers, Cross Maidan, it was a match between two young and promising teams namely Apollo CC and United Cricketers on United Cricketer’s home ground. United Cricketers won the toss and elected to bat first in order to make a big total on their home turf.

Batting first, United Cricketers were all out for 196runs where in almost all the batsman struggled to convert their starts apart from their opener Ishan Mulchandani who scored a solid looking 77 off 122balls. Ishan who only smashed 3fours did a lot of hard work running between the wickets as he kept on surviving at a stage where the batsman from the other end were losing wickets. Rohit Ruke at the middle order also scored a crucial 41 off 75balls. From Apollo CC, off-spinner Shreyas Khemkar with 4/25 in 10.2 overs(3maidens) was the pick of the bowlers. Shreyas bowled at impressive line and length and was bowling in the good areas which helped him bag wickets at regular intervals.

Chasing 197, United Cricketers chased down the score with ease winning the match by 6wkts. Opener Akshay Pancharia gave a good start with 42 while Sairaj Sangle who came at no.4 played a match winning anchoring knock of 77* off 104balls (7fours) to help his team win the match. Sairaj who batted really well also got a steady partner in Pranay Pawar who scored 44* off 92balls stitching a 99run stand with Sairaj. United Cricketers won the match where in all the boys gave a collective team effort to clinch a victory.






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