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 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).