Mumbai CC emerge 2nd best

KUALA LUMPUR: Mumbai CC (India), last year’s finalists, once again  slipped in the final hurdle when they were beaten by Bangladesh’s  Kalabagan by solitary  wicket in the nail-biting final of the four-nation  5th  Tun Ahmad Sarji Cup Cricket Tournament , here today.  Mumbai CC, however, did well to  remain unbeaten in the league phase, before they lost to the Bangladesh outfit in the final.

Mumbai CC (India) Captain  Vinayak Samant and Coach Jwala Singh alongwith teammates with a runners-up trophy pose with .the  chief guest Tun Ahamad Sarji

Mumbai CC (India) Captain Vinayak Samant and Coach Jwala Singh alongwith teammates with a runners-up trophy pose with .the chief guest Tun Ahamad Sarji

 

Mumbai CC  batsmen, who have done extremely well during the  league phase, however, were dismissed for 97 with Sachin Yadav’s  36 being the only saving grace for them.  Kalabagan’s   Syed Mokammel Ali captured six for 15 . In reply, however,  they hit back and were in sight  of win but the Kalabgan’s last wicket pair stayed put and took them home. Shashi Kadam, who  bagged four for 13, was  the main wicket-taker.

 

 

Brief scores of the final: Mumbai CC (India) 97 (Sachin Yadav 36; Syed Mokammel Ali 6/15, Ratan Das 2/18) lost to Kalabagan (Banglades) 98/9 (Shashi Kadam 4/13, Vedant Patil 2/14, Parag Khanapurkar 2/27).