The medium-pacers had a lot to cherish as three of them ended up capturing five-wicket hauls on the opening day of the G Division in the Dr HD Kanga League. Left-arm seamer Jayprakash Yadav of New Amrit was sensational in particular as he returned remarkable figures of 5/2 in his five overs to bundle out a hapless Bharat CC outfit for just 27 in reply to his team’s total of 117/5 at Cross Maidan.
Jatish Waghela’s fifer meanwhile came on the back of a strong show by him with the bat for Maharashtra Young. Wagela first scored 39 with the bat before returning to scuttle out Mahim Juveniles for just 65 with figures of 5/9 in his seven overs. His spell helped his team beat Mahim on the basis of their first innings lead. Maharashtra Young finished with 139/9 declared while their opponents could only muster a paltry 65 in response. Yogesh Sawant of Park CC then rounded off the perfect day for those of his ilk with impressive figures of 5/18 in his 5.3 overs to help his team beat Pandurangwadi on first innings.
Brief scores: Sportsfield 103 (Deepak Gaikwad 42; S Pandey 3/32) drew with Gamdevo C C 63 for 5 (Dharmesh Patel 3/25); New Amrit 117 (Rahul Sagar 35; Prakash Kambli 4/36) bt Bharat CC 27 (Jayprakash Yadav 5/2); Maharashtra Young 139 for 9 decl.(K Gajendra 48,J Waghela 39; S Nandoskar 4/37,S Singh 3/37) and 4 for no loss bt Mahim Juviniles 65 (Jatish Waghela 5/9) on the first innings; United 108 for 9 decl. (S Virkar 38) drew with Gallant 39 for 5; Pandurangwadi 88 (K Rohan 51; K Prashant 4/36,Yogesh Savani 5/18) lost to Park 97 for 8 (G Vignesh 4/16); Canara Vijay 148 for 6 decl. (Arshad 46 ) drew with Bhama 34 for 5 (Rohit Balla 3/14); GSB 120 (Sarabjit Singh 4/25) drew with Rizvi 109 for 7 (B Chaurasia 45. K Patil 38).