Kanga League: After Tare, it's Marathe's turn to hit double ton
Once a bowlers' paradise, the Dr HD Kanga Cricket League is turning out to be a batsman's delight. Yesterday, the tournament witnessed its second double century in a span of one week.
Sushant Marathe slammed an unbeaten 232 as Cricket Club of India (CCI) scored 379-2, chasing Greater Mumbai Police SC’s 222 all out. CCI pocketed three points for gaining the first innings lead. Sujit Nayak (58 not out) and Anand Singh (69) were the other two half-centurions for CCI.
Last week, Mumbai’s wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare had slammed a double ton against Fort Vijay CC at Azad Maidan. Marathe, who last played Ranji Trophy for Mumbai in 2011, said he wasn’t competing with Tare.
“That was not the intention to score more than Tare. The double century was not on my mind when I went into bat. Everything fell in place as the innings
progressed,” the wicketkeeper-batsman told MiD DAY.
Marathe, however, is definitely eyeing to win back his place in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team this season. “It is always the goal. The season so far has been very good for me. This was my second century,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pravin Tambe’s 6-71 went in vain as National Cricket Club (207-8 declared) beat Dr DY Patil Sports Academy (206 and 14-0) on first innings.
At Shivaji Park, Sagar Udeshi claimed 5-36 as Fort Vijay CC beat Shivaji Park Gymkhana on first innings. Fort Vijay were all out for 188, chasing SPG’s 176. In the second innings, SPG were 15-0 when match ended.
The match between Shivaji Park Youngsters SC and Victory CC did not yield any result despite two centurions in SPY.