In this match of Vijay Hazare Trophy played in Ranchi, big century innings were seen from both the teams, but left arm bowler Satyajit Bachhav did wonders.
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Two dashing batsmen who have made their mark from Indian domestic cricket to the Indian Premier League, score a century in the same match. Even then a bowler robs the gathering, it rarely happens. However, Maharashtra bowler Satyajit Bachhav has done this. This left arm spinner Vijay Hazare Trophy I showed my amazing, on the basis of which Maharashtra registered an important victory by defeating Mumbai by 21 runs in a close match. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a strong century from Mumbai, but all his efforts went in vain.
Both these teams clashed on Thursday 17th November in the Elite Group E match in Ranchi. Maharashtra batted first and scored a strong score of 342 runs losing only 2 wickets in 50 overs. Four batsmen got a chance to play for him and all four did amazing batting. Rahul Tripathi spread the most fire. This aggressive right-handed batsman beat Mumbai’s experienced bowlers a lot.
Tripathi tore apart the bowlers
Opening for the team, 31-year-old Tripathi played a tremendous inning of 156 runs in just 137 balls, which included 18 fours and 2 sixes. This was only the second century in Tripathi’s List A career. Tripathi was not selected in the New Zealand tour team, but got a chance in the ODI team for next month’s Bangladesh tour. In such a situation, Tripathi has shown that he needs to be given a chance in international cricket.
Tripathi made a tremendous partnership of 180 runs with opener Pawan Shah, while also added 109 runs with Azim Qazi. Apart from these, captain Ankit Bawne also scored a quick 34 runs.
Jaiswal’s century in vain
Prithvi Shaw and Yashasvi Jaiswal made a blistering start for Mumbai and added 64 runs in just 9 overs. After this, only Yashasvi’s show was shown from Mumbai, while none of the other batsmen including captain Ajinkya Rahane could contribute worthily to the team by playing big innings. As long as Yashasvi was at the crease, Mumbai was a contender for victory, but he was dismissed by S Kazi in the 46th over. Yashasvi played a strong inning of 142 runs in 135 balls.
Bachhav looted the atmosphere
From here Mumbai’s innings faltered and Bachhav played a big role in it. Bachhav, who brought back Maharashtra by taking 3 wickets in the very first match, wreaked havoc in the 49th over and ended Mumbai’s game. The left-arm spinner piled on Tushar Deshpande, who was raining runs, on the third ball of the over and then took the remaining 2 wickets on the fifth and sixth balls to give the team a memorable victory. Bachhav took 6 wickets for 46 runs in 10 overs, which is the best performance of his career.