A century in both the innings by opener Jai Bista (191 & 108 n.o.) was the highlight of Mumbai Cricket Association’s drawn tie against Gujarat Cricket Association in the Group ‘B’ match of Dr.(Capt.) K. Thimmappiah Memorial Tournament played at SDNR Wadiyar Stadium at Manasagangotri yesterday.
Resuming their overnight score of 23 for no loss in 4 overs, Mumbai posted a total of 278 for four in 80 overs decl. before the match was called off with the consent of both the captains. Opener Jay Bista impressed with a neatly compiled century (108 n.o, 10x4s) scoring century in both the innings. Jay Bista added 108-runs for the opening wicket with Akhil Herwadkar (49,8x4s) and then put on a valuable 146-run for the second wicket with Arman Jaffer (51, 5x4s). Mumbai earned three points for the drawn tie while Gujarat took a solitary point.
Brief Scores: Mumbai CA 484 in 130.3 overs & 278 for four decl. in 80 overs (Jay Bista 108 n.o, Arman Jaffer 51, Akhil Herwadkar 49) drew with Gujarat CA 405 in 127.3 overs. Mumbai CA- 3 points, Gujarat CA-1 point.
Punjab CA 173 in 53.4 overs & 408 for nine decl. in 111 overs drew with Kerala CA 296 in 94.5 overs & 240 for seven in 95 overs (Sachin Baby 76 n.o., Fabid Farook Ahmed 41, Rohan Kunnumel 32, Vishnu Vinod 31, Gurkeeret Mann three for 58). Kerala CA-3 points, Punjab CA-1 point.