Sharma’s ton in Kurvey’s thrilling victory over CPS

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Mar 2017 09:37:46

Manan Agrawal’s century goes in vain

AYUSH Sharma hammered 130 as Kurvey’s NMPS defeated Centre Point School by one wicket in a thrilling VCA Under-15 inter-school one-day trophy match at Bezonbagh ground.
Chasing CPS’ 278, built largely on Manan Agrawal’s 125, Kurvey’s romped home in 48.3 overs with just one wicket in hand.

Kurvey’s were given a reasonably good start by openers Faiz Sheikh (22) and Utkarsh Bondade (20). But one-down Ayush (130; 113b, 21x4, 1x6) and Mr Extras (54) made all the difference. Vedant Patle and Aabir Bhattacharya contributed 18 and 15 runs respectively. Credit must also go to the last wicket pair of Ved Pandit (2*) and Kartik Pohekar (4*) who stitched a match-winning tenth wicket stand of six important runs.

Manan and Mayank Gurbaxani snared two wickets each for CPS while Prabviraj Lamba, Ronit Lulla, Viraj Mundhada and Saarth Gajbhiye took one apiece.
Earlier, Manan struck 16 fours in his century and was ably supported by Manish Ahuja (32), Prabviraj (31), Atharva Balpande (26) and Viraj (19) as CPS scored 278 all out in 44.3 overs.

Kurvey’s Ved and Ayush got three and two wickets respectively. Abhishek Agrawal and Utkarsh each sent one batsman back while there were as many as three run outs.