Mumbai humble President's XI

Defending champions KSCA President’s XI suffered a humiliating innings defeat inside two days of the four-day match against Mumbai Cricket Association XI in the Safi Darashah all-India invitational tournament at the SJCE ground in Mysore on Saturday.

After allowing the visiting side to amass over 200 runs for the last three wickets on Friday’s opening day, President’s XI, in pursuit of Mumbai’s 399, were simply not up to the mark. Mumbai paceman Kshemal Waingankar was the chief destroyer with a match haul of 10/83, seven of them coming in the first innings (7/45) when President’s XI were rolled over for a paltry 79.

A mammoth 320 runs in deficit, President’s XI were asked to follow on and their performance was only marginally better this time thanks to some gritty batting by the lower-order batsmen Ryan Ninan (29) and Ronit More (33). The home team innings eventually folded up for 138 in 32.3 overs as Mumbai registered a crushing innings and 183-run win.

At BGS in Bangalore, KSCA Colts positioned themselves for an upset win over KSCA XI. Overnight 279/5, Colts finished their innings with an imprrssive 406 all out on board with KC Avinash (119 n.o.) bringing up his century. KSCA XI’s reply was meek as they ended the day on a shaky 160/7 in 50 overs; still 246 runs behind Colts’ total and needing another 96 runs to avoid the follow on.

Elsewhere in Mysore, Rajasthan Cricket Academy, overnight 343/4, were in sight of a big win after reducing the Hyderabad to 104/4. Rajasthan posted a massive 626 all out with Hrishikesh Kanitkar (149) and Arjit Gupta (114) making major contributions.  
Brief scores: At BGS: KSCA Colts (O/n: 279/5): 406 all out in 127.5 overs (KC Avinash 119 n.o., Aniruddha Joshi 42; Abhimanyu Mithun 3-65, SL Akshay 2-94, K Gowtham 2-60, Appanna KP 2-91) vs KSCA XI: 160/7 in 50 overs (R Samarth 51, Amit A Verma 33, Rajoo Bhatkal 30 batting; Parappa M 2-34, P Magizhendan 2-28, Sunil N Raju 2-47).

At Alur: Baroda CA: 202 all out vs Bangladesh ‘A’: 314 all out in 86 overs (Md Roqibul Hasan 30, Mominul Hoque Sowrov 66, Dollar Mahmud 31, Md Mithun 29, Kazi Shahadat Hossain 76 n.o.; Murtuja Vahora 2-74, Firdaush Bhaja 3-83, Utkarsh Patel 3-88).

At Mysore: SJCE: Mumbai CA: 399 all out vs KSCA President’s XI: 79 all out in 18.3 overs (Kshemal Waingankar 7-45) and 138 all out in 32.3 overs (Ryan Ninan 29, Ronit More 33; Rakesh Prabhu 3-40, Kshemal Waingankar 3-37, Iqbal Abdulla 2-15).
Gangotri Glades: Rajasthan Cricket Academy (O/n: 343/4): 626 all out in 153.5 overs (Hrishikesh Kanitkar 149, Arjit Gupta 114, Dishant Yagnik 72, Rajesh Bishndi Jr. 38; Anwar Khan 4-105, Lalit Mohan 3-188) vs Hyderabad Cricket Association: 104/4 in 26 overs (Akshath Reddy 26, DB Ravi Teja 32; Rajesh Bishndi Jr 4-32).

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