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Harris Shield: Brilliant Yash Bhojane restricts Rizvi

Left-arm pacer’s three for 47 gives Dadar team the upper hand in the Harris Shield Elite Division final

Mumbai: IES VN Sule Guruji left-arm pacer Yash Bhojane’s three for 47 helped the Dadar team restrict defending champions Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) to 140-5 in 47 overs on Day Two of the four-day Harris Shield Elite Division final at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday.

IES VN Sule Guruji pacer Yash Bhojane at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK
IES VN Sule Guruji pacer Yash Bhojane at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK

Day One was called off without a ball being bowled due to rains. Yesterday, play began post-lunch. Yash accounted for the wickets of Rizvi opener Prithvi Shaw (18), Ashutosh Singh (2) and Waqar Shaikh (30). Dhruva Vedak got the wicket of Vaibhav Kalamkar (48), while Tanush Kotian sent back Rizvi’s Shoaib Siddiqui (1).

At stumps, Sidak Singh and Waqar Shaikh were unbeaten on 13 and 19 respectively. Yash admitted Prithvi’s wicket was special. “We bowled to Prithvi with a plan. We didn’t want him to score too many. Now, we have a slight edge over Rizvi as we head into the first session tomorrow morning. We’ll try and get two, three wickets and bowl them out within 200.”

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