It was 9th Dec The match was played between MVLU college V/s B.Vartak College in Mumbai university tournament. If you look at the history both the college fight against each other twice and both the time B. Vartak Won the match. But both the time match was crucial and was a thrilling match.
This time also they came in front of each other for the victory. B.Vartak Won the toss and selected to bowl first both the teams were ready for the match. Aniket and Chirag opened the innings for MVLU college but failed to give a good start to their college. Bowlers from Vartak college did the magic with the bowl and took early wickets and sent the openers back to the pavilion on the personal score of Chirag 1 (3 balls) and Aniket 1( 3 balls). Team MVLU had lost their openers on the team score of 3 runs. the decision of electing to bowl first seemed perfect for Team B. Vartak.
Shivam Singh who had the experience against the opponent team as he was the member of MVLU college last year. He took the stand and played some awesome shots and scored beautifully 32 runs in 33 balls. But team B Vartak was continuously taking wickets at the second end. Shivam was the only batsman who cross the 30 runs and got out by bowler Karan Mhatre. B Vartak College team not even allowed team MVLU to play full 20 overs and got them all out in 15.3 overs where MVLU college managed to score only 77 runs. And they had made a target of 78 runs in 20 overs for Team B. Vartak. Karan Mhatre played like magic and superbly took 6 wickets by giving just 8 runs in 3.3 overs. Vikas Patil also managed to took 2 wickets by giving 14 runs in 4 overs. Shashak and Vinod also took 1 wicket each.
Target score was looking very easy for B. Vartak, but bowlers from MVLU were not going to give up very easily. Now its time to show their bowling skills. Pankaj Yadav starts the bowling for team MVLU and gave an early break through to the team and sent the openers back to the pavilion on a duck on his very first over. At the second end Siddiprada was putting pressure on the batsman. Again Pankaj came on the attack and took 3 wickets in his second over. This over was game changing over for team MVLU Pankaj took 3 wickets in this maiden over. At this time team B Vartak had lost their 5 wickets on just 23 runs. But master Karan who had shown the magic with the bowl again shoed his magic with the bat and standing on a crease and superbly score 35 runs, a match winning inning from him. Saurabh's left handed orthodox sent him back to the pavilion on the team score of 60 runs. Now team B. Vartak required 18 runs to win and team MVLU required 1 wicket to win this match. But Dhiraj Loke and Sameer Bhoje didn’t lose their last wicket and finished the match by winning run. Pankaj took 6 wickets by giving 18 runs in 4 overs. Sidhant and Saurabh took one wicket each. Karan Mhatre was the man of the match who had scored 35 runs and took 6 wickets. MVLU college gave a tough fight back. We at www.globalcricketcommunity.com privileged to cover this match and got a chance to watch this superb match. We wish very all the very best to B.Vartak college to their further journey in the tournament.