R.F.S. Talyarkhan Memorial Invitation cricket tournament: Skipper Kevin D’Almeida leads from the front

Mumbai: Skipper Kevin D’Almeida superb unbeaten 65, powered MIG Cricket Club to a fluent 8-wicket victory against P.J. Hindu Gymkhana in a first round match of the Nirlon Ltd. sponsored R.F.S. Talyarkhan Memorial Invitation cricket tournament, at the Bombay Gymkhana, here on Monday. Put to bat, Hindu Gymkhana amassed 152 for four wickets. In reply, MIG Club comfortable achieved the target scoring 156 runs of the loss of just two wickets and with an over to spare.

The south-paw, Kevin batted steadily during his 53 balls and 109 minutes unconquered effort which included seven boundaries, which helped MIG Club easily cross the finish line. Number four batsman, Swapnil Pradhan also contributed towards the win with a useful 39 runs. Hindu Gym’s medium pacer Mohit Awasthi (2/31) got both the wickets.

Earlier, Hindu Gymkhana was well served by Vikrant Auti 59 and Sachin Wagh 35 and they managed to set their rivals a modest target of 153 for win. MIG medium pacer Pratik Dabholkar was the main wicket taker and finished with 3 for 19.

Brief scores: Hindu Gymkhana 152-4 (Vikrant Auti 59, Sachin Wagh 35; Pratik Dabholkar 3-19) lost to MIG CC 156-2 (Kevin D’Almeida 65, Swapnil Pradhan 39 not out; Mohit Awasthi 2-31).

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