All-rounder Varun Lawande’s superb performances with bat and ball were instrumental in guiding Rizvi College to a 34-run victory against Kirti College in a second round match of the 8th Late Saqib Rizvi Memorial Inter-Collegiate Rotating Trophy Cricket Tournament, organised by the Junior College’s Sports Association of Mumbai, under the auspices of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and sponsored by the Rizvi Education Society.
Rizvi College after winning the toss and deciding to bat first, found the going tough. But thanks to opener Lawande’s face-saving knock of 81 runs, they managed to post a score of 246 all out from their quota of 40 overs.
Later off-spinner Lawande tormented the opposition batsmen and picked up four wickets for 28 runs as Kirti College innings collapsed for just 212 runs in 38.2 overs and handing Rizvi a win by 34 runs. Lawande was the obvious choice for the ‘Man of the match’ award.
In other matches, Sathey College defeated SWIS College by eight wickets, Bunts College recorded an easy nine-wicket win over H.R. College and Jai Hind College scored over Acharya College winning by five wickets.
Brief scores: SWIS College 79 runs all out (Shrinath K. 5 for 25) lost to Sathey College 85 for 2 wickets. Result: Sathey College won by 8 wickets.
Rizvi College 246 all out 40 overs (Varun Lawande 81) beat Kirti College 212 runs in 38 overs (Vedant Murkar 49, Tanmay D. 48; Varun Lawande 4 for 28). Result: Rizvi College won by 34 runs.
H.R. College 76 all out (Shahbaz Qureshi 4/26) lost to Bunts College 80 for 1 wicket (Siddharh Jadhav 52 not out). Result: Bunts College won by 9 wickets.
Acharya College 97 all out lost to Jai Hind College 98 for 5 wickets. Results: Jai Hind College won by 5 wickets.