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Parth Sawant claims six wickets in Giles shield

IES VN Sule Guruji spinner Parth Sawant's six-wicket haul saw his side overcome a tough Anjuman-I-Islam (Urdu) in the Giles Shield Elite Division second round tie at Cross Maidan yesterday.


IES VN Sule Guruji's  Parth Sawant. Pic/Bipin Kokate

Parth is glad that he was able to turnaround things for his school after they were bundled out for just 190 in the first innings -- trailing Anjuman-I-Islam (328) by a whopping 138 runs. Parth's figures of 7.1-2-21-6 ensured Anjuman were bowled out for merely 87 runs in the second innings.

Parth admitted it wasn't easy to bowl out the stiff opposition. "Anjuman is a strong team. After were managed to score just 190 in the first innings, our coach Gopal (Koli) sir told us that if we wanted to win the match, we had no choice but to bowl them out early.
 
I am glad I contributed to that and we won. This is my first Giles season, this performance will always be special to me," said the 12-year-old Lalbaug resident.

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