Left arm spinner Mahesh Patil of Gavaskar XI shines on day one of the Varroc Cup U-14 selection cricket tournament organized by Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation at Oval maidan. His five for 69 helped his side restrict Shastri XI for a modest 266 runs. Patil splendid effort was supported from off spinner Ruchit Shah (3/70) and left arm medium pacer Aftab Ansari (2/27).
Earlier,Shastri XI elected to bat after winning the toss with number three batsman Mehtab Ansari (62) playing key role in architect Shashtri’s XI innings. He first added 65 runs for the third wicket with Suyash Godbole (25) and later was uinvolved in 49 runs stand for the fifth wicket with Shreyas Dalvi (69). At stumps,Gavaskar XI were 6 for 1 as Suraj Patel got the opener Nishant Manes wicket.
In another match at Bombay Gymkhana,Vengsarkar XI,who chose to bat after winning the toss were bundled out in paltry 102 runs against Tendulkar XI. Aman Farooqui (35) and Hashir Dafedar (24) added 57 runs for the fourth wicket before team surrendered quickly. Medium pacer Mukul Sardar (3/15),off spinner Aquib Mukri (2/33) and left arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar (2/21) tight line helped his side restrict Vengsarkar XI. In reply Bhupen Lalwani (batting 53) and Rishikesh Padwal (41) put together 77 runs for second wicket to give solid start to Tendulkar XI. Before stumps were drawn,Tendulkar XI were 131/3 at the end of the first days play.
Brief Scores: Shastri XI 226 in 83.4 overs ( Mehtab Ansari 62,Suyash Godbole 25,Shreyas Dalvi 69,Samir Malik 28 ; Aftab Ansari 2/27,Mahesh Patil 5/69,Ruchit Shah 3/70) vs Gavaskar XI 1/6; Vengsarkar XI 102 in 41.1 overs ( Aman Farooqui 35,Hashir Dafedar 24 ; Mukul Sardar 3/15,Atharva Ankolekar 2/21,Aquib Mukri 2/33) V/s Tendulkar XI 131/3 (Bhupen Lalwani batting 53,Rishikesh Padwal 41 ; Jahangir Ansari 2/19).