Centurion Akash Parkar and pacer Pratik Dabholkar's four wickets in the second innings helped MIG Cricket Club to clinch 68th Police Shield cricket tournament by beating National Cricket Club on Saturday.
The MIG CC team pose with the Police Shield at the Police Gym on Saturday. Pics /Atul Kamble
The tournament was organised by Police Gymkhana under the auspices of Mumbai Cricket Association. MIG won by 118 runs at Police Gymkhana. Chasing a 435-run target, National's Salman Ahemed scored 139 in 87 balls (13x4, 4x6).
Ahemed put on a 100-run opening stand with Swapnil Pradhan (62 off 31 balls). However, Dabholkar (4 for 135), Siddharth Chitnis (3 for 14) and Vijay Gohil (2 for 9) helped bowl out National CC for 317.
Parkar was adjudged Man of the Tournament for which he was awarded the Niranjan Shah Memorial Trophy. Shah, a prominent administrator, who served Mumbai cricket, passed away last year.
MIG CC's Akash Parkar (left) receiving the late Niranjan Shah trophy from Shah's son Jyotin (right) and India batsman Ajinkya Rahane
Parkar also took home the Best Batsman of the Final award. Chief guest Ajinkya Rahane had some words of wisdom for Mumbai's cricketers: "Always chase your dreams with a sincere effort and in a straight forward way. Keep trying, and love your sport," the India batsman said.
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