Mumbai: Kunal Thorat brilliant bowling performance 5 for 11 runs was the highlight of Fort Vijay Cricket Club’s eight-wicket win against Victory Cricket Club in a quarter-final match of the Kale Cup T20 Cricket Tournament for ‘C & D’ Division teams played at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana ground.
Fort Vijay electing to field first dismissed Victory CC for a paltry 90 runs in 15.5 overs. Jay Bista scored 32 runs from 21 balls. Besides Thorat fine efforts Gaurav Kumar picked up 2 for 18.
In reply, Fort Vijay comfortably scored 91 for the loss of 2 wickets in 11.4 overs. Monu Chauhan scored a 27 balls 36 runs with eight fours to steer his team to victory.
Kunal Thorat was the obvious choice for the Man of the match’ award.
In the second match, Shivaji Park Gymkhana defeated Parsee Gymkhana by 24 runs. Sent in to bat first, Shivaji Park Gymkhana scored 146 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs and then restricted Parsee Gymkhana 122 for 7 wickets in 20 overs to snatch the win.
Brief scores (quarter-finals): Shivaji Park Gymkhana 146 for 7 wickets in 20 overs (Vedant Murkar 40, Gandhar Bhatawdekar 38; Shivam Malhotra 3 for 29, Surya Kumar Yadav 2 for 21) beat Parsee Gymkhana 122 for 7 wickets in 20 overs (Nikhil Patil 39, Surya Kumar Yadav 23; Sylvester D’Souza 3 for 19, Jayesh Pokhare 2 for 20). Result: Shivaji Park Gymkhana won by 24 runs.
Man of the match: Sylvester D’Souza (Shivaji Park Gymkhana) . Fast Bowler Sylvester who is back from an injury looks terrific with the ball and looks all set to make a comeback into the Mumbai Team.
Victory Cricket Club 90 all out in 15.5 overs (Jay Bista 32; Kunal Thorat 5 for 11, Gaurav Kumar 2 for 18) lost to Fort Vijay Cricket Club 91 for 2 wickets in 11.4 overs (Monu Chauhan 36). Result: Fort Vijay Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets.
Man of the match: Kunal Thorat (Fort Vijay CC).