Overcoming the disappointment of recently held Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy in Indore, Atharva Taide slammed an unbeaten 148 runs to spark Medical Representative Cricket Club win in the VCA Guzder League ‘A’ Division Cricket tournament here on Tuesday.
In the high-scoring league outing against Eleven Star Cricket Club, MRCC clinched a narrow three-wicket victory in the last over.
Chasing a mammoth Eleven Star’s score of 321 for 6, MRCC chased down the target with just five balls to spare after a mid-innings struggle.
Dashing southpaw Atharva Taide led the run-chase in a positive manner and stayed there till the end. Taide’s 148 not out came off 132 balls. The left-handed batsman cracked 12 boundaries and three sixes to single-handedly guide MRCC to win.
Earlier, Eleven Star opted to bat and amass 321 for 6 thanks mainly to Shubham Dubey (95: 52b, 4×4, 8×6) and Akash Kumar (83: 87b, 9×4, 1×6). Aditya Thakare bowled well to claim 2 for 54.
In an exciting encounter played at the VCA Kalamna ground between Ministerial Services Sports Club and Indian Gymkhana, the match ended in a tie.
Put in to bat, Indian Gymkhana were bundled out for 186 in 49.1 overs. However, Indian Gymkhana bowlers did well and restricted MSSC to 186 for 9 in 50 overs.
Ground: VCA Jamtha
Advocate XI Cricket Club 252 for 5 in 50 overs (Vaibhav Chandekar 62 not out, Aman Khan 58, Abhishek Pathak 47) bt All India Reporters 156 all out in 34.1 overs (Satyam Bhoyar 3-17, Rishabh 2-33, Nachiket Parande 1-26) by 96 runs.
Ground: VCA Civil Lines
Navniketan Cricket Club 279 all out in 50 overs (Gagandeep 79; Avyakt Sethi 3-49, Aman Mokhade 2-25) bt Lipton Cricket Club 262 all out in 49.1 overs (Abhishek Shyam Agrawal 94, Aman Mokhade 68; Aditya Sarvate 2-45) by 17 runs.
Ground: WCL ground
Eleven Star Cricket Club 321 for 6 in 50 overs (Shubham Dubey 95, Akash Kumar 83; Aditya Thakare 2-54) lost to Medical Representative Cricket Club 325 for 7 in 49.1 overs (Atharva Taide 148 not out; Ravikumar Thakur 2-61, Ashutosh Singh 2-63) by 3 wickets.
Ground: VCA Kalamna
Indian Gymkhana 186 all out in 49.1 overs (Neel Athalay 36; Mehul Raikwar 3-41, Suraj Rai 2-36) tied with Ministerial Services Sports Club 186 for 9 in 50 overs (Yash Rathod 60, Suraj Rai 43; Raj Chaudhary 4-32).
MRCC: 6 matches (20 points)
Navniketan CC: 6 matches (16 points)
Eleven Star CC: 6 matches (16 points)
MSSC: 6 matches (14 points)
Indian Gymkhana: 6 matches (12 points)
All India Reporters: 7 matches (12 points)
Lipton Cricket Club: 7 matches (10 points)
Advocate XI CC: 6 matches (8 points)
Reshimbag Gymkhana: 6 matches (4 points).