Vaibhav Kalamkar, Rajesh Sardar & Himanshu Singh help Mumbai beat Kerala in Cooch Behar Trophy’19
In the match between Mumbai and Kerala at the S D College, Alappuzah, Kerala Cricket Association batting first were all out for 125 runs in their 1st innings. Apart from opener Varun Nayanar’s 56, most of the batsman did not even manage to score in two digits. From the bowlers, Rajesh Sardar with 5/41 in 20 overs and Tushar Kadam with 4/36 were the pick of the lot.
Mumbai team in reply scored 354 runs in 127.1 overs thanks to a brilliant century by wicket keeper Vaibhav Kalamkar. Coming at no.6 when Mumbai were 140.5 at one stage, Vaibhav once again soaked the pressure hitting a fluent 116 off 176 balls (13 fours , 1 six) while he received good support from Himanshu Singh (53) and Akash Mishra (34) down the order.
Also the interesting part with Vaibhav is that all his hundreds have come at the middle order under pressure. Before this hundred, Vaibhav had also scored tons in Police Shield and Shalini Bhalekar Trophy.
Kerala in the 2nd innings were again all out for 138 runs and this time it was opener Abhishek Nair scoring a hard fought 57* off 203 balls. However that innings did not prove to be enough as Mumbai won the match by an innings and 91 runs. Himanshu Singh (4/36) and Rajesh Sardar (3/43) were the pick of the lot for Mumbai in the 2nd innings as Mumbai clinched an emphatic win.
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