Sagar batsmen heap misery on Ujjain
CENTURIES BY Prakhar and Rameez Khan today helped Sagar Division pile up a huge total of 598/8 on the second day of three-day M M Jagdale Cricket Tournament for under-17 boys at University Grounds.
On the first day, Ujjain Division captain won the toss and opted to bat first. Poor fielding by Sagar Division and pathetic batting by Ujjain were the highlights of the day.
Even though Sagar fielders floored innumerable catches, Ujjain batsmen failed to take advantage and were bowled out for a mere for 168.
Honey Seth batted well to score 41 with six hits to the fence and one over the fence. It was Abhayankar who swung the bat coming down at 11 who helped his team cross 150 plus. He batted brilliantly and punished all the bowlers to score an unbeaten 38 with five boundaries.
Rameez Khan and Siddharth bowled well for Sagar to capture three wickets each for 29 and 54 runs respectively while medium pacer Pankaj Rao captured 2/36. Sagar batsmen played aggressively from the beginning of the innings. Now it was the turn of the Ujjain fielders to floor sitters. This further helped Sagar’s cause.
Sagar skipper Manoj belted 65 in 68 balls with 13 boundaries while Vipin Arya scored 22. At the end of the first day’s play Sagar were 135/3. Rameez and Prakhar were unbeaten at 29 and nine runs respectively.
Today, Rameez and Prakhar’s partnership blossomed and they took the score beyond Ujjain’s 168. Rameez drove and pulled with aplomb. He and Prakhar also got their slice of luck and were dropped several times on their way to centuries.
Rameez was first to complete his ton before lunch today followed by Prakhar after lunch. At lunch, the hosts were 348/3 with Rameez going strong on 144 while Prakhar six short of century.
Rameez went on to score a punishing 175 with 33 boundaries and Prakhar amassed 184 with 30 fours before they were out. At tea, the hosts were 506/6.
After tea, it was Abhishek Tiwari who piled on the misery on Ujjain by scoring a rather lucky 56 with eight fours. On the last ball of the day, Sagar lost the wicket of Pankaj Rao (30) who hit four fours and a six. At the close of play, Sagar had scored 598/8. Devansh Garg was batting at 22.
Parasnath and Nagar took four and two wickets respectively for Ujjain. The horrendous fielding by the two teams showed them in poor light.