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West Zone Mushtaq Ali Qualifiers: Middle-order powers Mumbai to 145/5 against Saurashtra

 Sarfaraz Khan played well for Mumba.  Photo Courtesy: DNA
Sarfaraz Khan played well for Mumbai. Photo Courtesy: DNA (File Photo)

By Abhijit Banare

Apr 2, 2014

On a warm sunny day, Saurashtra skipper, Jaydev Shah won the toss and elected to bowl. Mumbai openers, Sushant Marathe and Aditya Tare were off to a cautious start. But it was only a matter of time, tare exploded with a booming straight drive and a authoritative pull shot hit for boundaries off Jaydev Unadkat’s bowling. They eventually scored 145 for the loss of five wickets in their allotted overs.

But the bowlers had done a tidy job to restrict Mumbai to 22 in the first five overs. In the last over of the power-play, Tare once again unleashed himself with consecutive boundaries and a couple. Mumbai were 32 after the power-play. Marathe however was struggling to get going failing to connect even the glides down to third-man. He got his first boundary in the seventh over with a deft touch running past the keeper for four.

Saurashtra finally got the breakthrough when Tare was stumped by keeper Sagar Jogiyani off Aarpit Vasavda’s bowling for 29(28) which included five hits to the fence. Mumbai lost some momentum after Tare’s dismissal. Marathe hit two boundaries only to be stumped by Vasavda for a 29-ball 28. Suryakumar Yadav too departed quickly in the same over. Mumbai tried one shot too many against the left-arm orthodox spin of Vasavda.

Youngster Shreyas Iyer too went for six off Vasavda’s bowling. Mumbai’s only hope to accelerate was through Abhishek Nayar and the aggressive India Under-19 batsman, Sarfaraz Khan. After a cautious start, Nayar hit the first six of the innings in the 16th over.

In the 18th over, Sarfaraz scooped Unadkat over the short fine-leg fielder and picked three. Nayar too tried to exhibit a similar stroke but saw his leg stump knocked off. Left-hander Sujit Nayak played some big shots in the next over which included two sixes and two fours which boosted Mumbai’s total. Sarfaraz too flexed his arms with a huge six over cover in the last over by Unadkat. he followed it up with two more boundaries. They scored 70 in the last five overs.

(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog)

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