Tushar Deshpande (7 wkts) & Sarvesh Damle (102 runs) in the ‘A’ Div Times Shield’22

Played at the MCA BKC Ground in Mumbai, BPCL batting first posted a total of 155/10 in 41.3 overs. None of the BPCL Players crossed half century with opener Sahil Jadhav’s 47 being the highest score. All-Rounder Sairaj Patil was the pick of the lot with 3 wickets.

DY Patil B in reply scored 222 runs in their 1st innings courtesy a match saving innings by Sarvesh Damle who scored a brilliant century at the middle order. India A and Mumbai Ranji fast bowler Tushar Deshpande came up with a fiery opening spell sending the top order batsman packing. Infact, the fast bowling trio of Tushar-Minad Manjrekar and Sylvester D Souza proved too hot to handle at one stage for DY Patil as it was a treat to watch them bowl in tandem. Coming in at no.6 when the team was struggling, Sarvesh went on to score 102 off 117 balls smashing 15 boundaries. From the bowlers, Tushar Deshpande was the pick of the lot with 5/67 in 17.2 overs including 5 maidens. Sylvester D Souza also bagged 3 wickets for 50 runs.

Sarvesh Damle
Sarvesh Damle

BPCL in 2nd innings gave a brilliant comeback with the bat notching up 343 runs courtesy crucial half centuries by Pranav Kela (80 runs), Harshal Jadhav (88 runs) and Aman Manihar (62 runs). DY Patil in 2nd innings now chased a lead of 244 runs and the match ended with their score reading 143/7 in 33 overs at the end of the game’s play. The match ended in a draw with DY Patil taking the 1st innings lead while Tushar who missed out a seat in the Mumbai Ranji Squad this season stamped his presence strongly with a 7 wkt haul.

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