Kanga League: Teen Vedprakash cracks quick ton

Updated: Oct 03, 2019, 08:14 IST | Subodh Mayure | Mumbai

Vedprakash, who has hit four double centuries in the U-14 Giles Shield, credited coach Jwala Singh for the change in his mindset

Arjun Tendulkar, playing for Parel Sporting Club, in action against Regal CC during a Kanga League match at Cross Maidan. Pic/Suresh Karkera
Arjun Tendulkar, playing for Parel Sporting Club, in action against Regal CC during a Kanga League match at Cross Maidan. Pic/Suresh Karkera

New Hindu CC batsman Vedprakash Jaiswal, 16, hit a quickfire unbeaten 102 off just 59 balls (11x4, 4x6) against Jolly Cricketers at Islam Gymkhana in the 'D' Division of the Dr HD Kanga League yesterday.

Jaiswal was well-supported by Pratik Patil, who scored 87. In reply to Jolly's 118 all out, New Hindu scored 202 for one declared. "I was very upset when I did not make it to the Mumbai U-19 squad for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy.

Vedprakash Jaiswal
Vedprakash Jaiswal

"Today, I was not thinking about scoring a hundred. My aim was to play a big knock," Vedprakash told mid-day. "Last year, I played a few Kanga League games in the 'F' division but hardly got any runs. This was my first match in the 'D' division. The bowling attack was good, but the pitch was even better to bat and I really enjoyed batting on it," said Vedprakash, who hit a huge six that landed on the railway tracks. Vedprakash, who has hit four double centuries in the U-14 Giles Shield, credited coach Jwala Singh for the change in his mindset.

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