CRICKET: MIG CC THRASH CHAMPS D.Y. PATIL SA

Defending champions D.Y. Patil SA crashed to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of MIG CC on the second day of their Group-A league match of the of the 71st Police Invitation Shield Cricket Tournament.

Playing on their home ground, DY Patil’s innings folded at 233 in 67.1 overs. Sarfraz Khan (63 runs), Kaustubh Pawar (48 runs) and Sidharth Chitnis (42 runs) propped the DY Patil total, Pratik Dabholkar (4/51) and Nikhil Date (3/57) were amongst the wickets.
In reply, MIG had no problems in surpassing the total as they reached 134 for 4 wickets in 53.2 overs. Gaurav Jathar played a match-winning unbeaten 91 runs, while Kevin D’ Almeida (72 runs) and Swapnil Salvi (32 not out) helped complete the win.

Hosts Mumbai Police scored a 30 run victory over MCA Colts in a Group-C contest at the Police Gymkhana ground. Batting first the policemen amassed a total of 327 for 8 wickets in 70 overs. Shrikant Limbole (96 runs), Swapnil Kulaye (85 runs), Mayur Sanap (50 runs) and Shahid Shaikh (31 runs) were responsible for guiding the cops to the big innings. In reply, MCA Colts were skittled out for 297 all out in 62.1 overs. Chinmay Sutar (86 runs), Agni Chopra (42 runs) and Srujan Athawale (38 runs) tried to keep the MCA youngsters in the chase. Prasad Patil (3/51) and Nitish Salekar (3/76) bowled well to help Mumbai Police win.