Prithvi, meanwhile, wasn’t pleased with his performance. “I am feeling bad that I got out for a duck. I couldn’t judge the ball as it was a slower delivery. It touched the edge of the bat and hit the inner stump,” he told MiD DAY.
Prithvi’s problems were compounded by a minor injury he sustained on both his legs when he dived to save a boundary. “It’s not a major injury. While diving to save a boundary, I scraped my knees. My knees bled a little but I am okay,” he said.
Medium pacer Rohan Raje, who took Prithvi’s wicket, had some comforting words for the 14-year-old. “He is a good batsman. Today wasn’t his day though. He got out on the very first delivery.
I didn’t feel that he was under any pressure. Such things are normal in cricket. One day you could score a century and the very next day you get out for zero,” he said.
Earlier, thanks to an unbeaten ton by Prathamesh Pawar and Raje’s 69, National CC had declared their first innings for 266-8.
For Parel Sporting, Vijay Gohil (4-35) and Balkrishna Shirke (4-119) starred with the ball. Shirke then scored a handy 75 to help his team to 214 — 52 runs short of their opponents’ first innings tally.
National CC, who were batting at 45 for the loss of three wickets in their second innings at the end of day’s play, won the match by virtue of their first innings lead.