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Tushar’s prowess gives Vengsarkar Cricket Academy a title win

Friday, February 09, 2018

Mumbai:  Left hander Tushar Singh’s strong batting display gave IDBI Federal Insurance Vengsarkar  Cricket Academy a title win in the IDBI Federal Insurance Cup U/13 Cricket Tournament organized by Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation at their Mahul Ground.  

Nerul Gymkhana gave them a good fight in a nail bitting finish match.  In the last over hosts needed eight runs to win when their inform batsman Tushar Singh was out on second ball.  They were needing three runs in last two balls when Tanish Thapar hit a boundry to give his team a win and the title. 
Tushar Singh who scored 70 runs in the final got the Best Batsman as well as Man of the Series (187 runs in 4 innings) award. Aadil Khan was adjudged th Best Bowler and Bhavesh Yadav was given Best Fielder award.  Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar alongwith Ranji player Abhishek Nair, Bhavin Thakkar and Soni George of IDBI Federal Insurance gave away the prizes.

IDBI F.I.V.C.A. restricted  Nerul Gymkhana to 157/7 in the allotted 25 overs.  Asif Khan (42), Shlok A. (30) and Prem Naik (26) were the main scorer for Nerul Gymkhana. Aditya Baliwada took two for 18 for IDBI.  While chasing this target left hander opener Tanish Singh batted superbly to score 78 runs in 69 balls with 10 hits to the fence. In the process he added 35 runs for the second wicket with Nutan Goel (22) and then put together 80 runs for the 3rd wcket in the company of Bhavesh Yadav (28).  He was scoring freely from one end but Nerul Gymkhan bowlers took wickets in the regular intervals to give the spectator a feel of thrilling finish.

Brief Scores: Nerul Gymkhana – 157/7 in 25 overs (Shlok A. 30, Asif Khan 42, Prem Naik 26 ; Adita Baliwada 2/18) lost to IDBI Federal  insurance Vengsarkar  Cricket Academy – 160/8 in 24.5 overs (Tushar Singh 78, Bhavesh Yadav 28, Nutan Goel 22; Nihar M. 2/32) by two wickets.                                                  

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