Sandesh smashes the fastest Times Shield ton while Amul(92) & Vaibhav(84) steer their team to a win in the Times Shield Tournament ‘18


Played at the Cross Maidan between two experienced teams namely JP Morgan and Western Railways, JP Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first as the Cross Maidan wicket always tends to favor the batsman more.

Sandesh Kunder who smashed an electrifying 44ball ton

Batting first, JP Morgan notched up 285/9 runs in 45 overs which is definitely a good score to defend. Opener Raj Gohil scored a solid 53 while Sandesh Kunder who came in at no.7 when wickets were down at a low score on the board completely changed the game in a span of an hour. Sandesh came in and brutally attacked the bowlers scoring 104 off mere 44deliveries which included 8fours and as many as 9sixes much to the entertainment of his team mates and the spectators. It was Sandesh’s counter attacking cricket which took their team total to a defendable one. Also this stunning exhibition of 44ball hundred becomes the fastest ton of this year’s Times Shield while also amongst the Top 10 fastest Times Shield tons ever. Vaibhav Patil and Vineet Mehta with 2wkts each were the pick of the bowlers.

Chasing at more than 6runs per over, Western Railways did felt the early jitters when they lost 3quick wickets but it was their dependable pair of Patils-Amul and Vaibhav which stitched a match winning partnership of 170+ which brought them back into the game. While Amul got out on 92 which was nothing short of an elegant knock, Vaibhav on the other hand scored a solid 84. Their partnership already did the damage by the time they were out as the rest of the batsman below them completed the chase. From JP, Nikhil D with 2wickets and Nikhil J with 4wkts bowled really well. Western Railways won the match where in Amul & Vaibhav played a big role while Sandesh’s dominating ton from JP Morgan was equally impressive.






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