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Mumbai thrash Maharashtra by 7 wickets; Baroda beat Saurashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot 

registered a thumping seven-wicket win over arch rivals in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 West Zone League match here today.

For Mumbai, medium pacer starred with the bowl as he picked up three wickets to help his side bundle out for a meagre 89.

Parkar, who returned with the impressive figures of 3-22, was superbly aided by all other bowlers - Shivam Dube (2-7), Parikshit Valsangkar (2-22), experienced Shardul Thakur (1-13) and Dhawal Kulkarni (1-20).

For Maharashtra, except opener and one down (both 21 runs in 16 balls), no other batsman was able to make a mark and steer the team out of trouble.

Another opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (3) and experienced Ankit Bawne (9) too fell cheaply.

The bowlers took wickets and never allowed the opposition batsman to set in.

While chasing, remained unbeaten on 42 in 26 balls to help the side romp home.

The experienced Siddhesh Lad, who was the team's crisis man in the this year, chipped in with a valuable 25 off 15 balls and steadied their ship after the side was tottering at 17 for 2.

Earlier, lost both their openers Eknath Kerkar (2) and (9) quickly.

Surya Kumar Yadav remained unbeaten on 12 with Tare as Mumbai overhauled the target in the tenth over. Mumbai got four points from the match.

In the second match of the day, Baroda defeated Saurashtra by 8 wickets to bag four points.

Electing to bat, Saurashtra were all out for 131 in 19.5 overs as Baroda bowlers wrecked havoc. Atit Sheth was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed 2 wickets conceding 18 runs.

(1-10), Swapnil Singh (1-18), Lukman Meriwala (1-25) and Rishi Arothe (1-29) played their roles to perfection to give Baroda an edge.

For Saurashtra, barring skipper (33 off 26 balls) and wicket-keeper (29 off 19 balls), others made a beeline to the pavillion.

Chasing 131, Baroda opener made a brisk unbeaten 62 in 48 balls, lacing seven fours and a six, to guide his team home.

One down Krunal Pandya (25 off 21 balls) chipped in with crucial runs and the remaining job was done by Hooda, who remained unbeaten on 32 in 20 balls, with Devdhar.

Hooda struck two fours and as many sixes as Saurashtra bowlers were taken to task.

For Saurashtra, Shaurya Sanandia (1-23) and Chirag Jani (1-17) picked a wicket each.

Brief Scores:

89 all out (21, 3-22) lost to Mumbai 92/3 (42 not out, Siddesh Lad 25, J P Zope 1-14).

Saurashtra (131 all out, 33, Robin Uthappa 29, Atit Sheth 2-18) lost to Baroda 132/2 (Kedar Devdhar 62 not out, 32 not out; Chirag Jani 1-17).

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 17:20 IST