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Report: QF - Mum vs Mah, Day 3

Maharashtra need 224 more on Day 4 to make semis

Chasing 252, Maharashtra were 28 for one at stumps on Day 3 of their quarter-final match against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. Harshad Khadiwale was batting on six when Chirag Khurana’s wicket signaled the end of day’s play.

After Maharashtra were bowled out for 280 in the morning, their pace trio, led by Anupam Sanklecha, ran through the Mumbai line-up in 38.1 overs. Adding to their 122-run first-innings lead, Mumbai folded for a mere 129 in their second essay.

In the second innings, Mumbai were left tottering on 29 for five by Sanklecha and Samad Fallah. Testing the batsmen with the new ball, they claimed two wickets in the five overs before lunch and then picked three early scalps in the second session.

Sanklecha, who had kept the home team on its toes in the first innings, kept posing questions to the batsmen. He set the tone for the innings with the all-important wicket of Wasim Jaffer in the second over without a run on the board. After Samad Fallah bowled a maiden first over, Sanklecha had the Mumbai opener edge to Chirag Khurana in the slips.

Aditya Tare, who replaced Jaffer, punched the ball through the covers for four. But that was the only bright spot in the Mumbai innings before lunch. In the next over, Kaustubh Pawar poked at a Fallah delivery and was caught sharply by Sangram Atitkar at third slip.

Four overs after lunch, Sanklecha dealt a double-blow by sending back Vinit Indulkar and Abhishek Nayar off consecutive deliveries. The ball nicked Indulkar’s bat and was collected by Rohit Motwani. Nayar edged the next ball to Khurana at second slip. However, Suryakumar Yadav, who was facing the hat-trick ball, smacked it to the boundary to get off the mark. In the following over, Khurana snapped the ball diving to his left at second slip off Fallah to send back Tare.

With half the side back in the dressing room, Iqbal Abdullah joined forces with Suryakumar to help build on the lead. But after a 48-run partnership, he returned nicking Shrikant Mundhe to Atitkar at third slip.
Mumbai’s batting continued to falter as 10¬ runs later, Suryakumar was trapped leg-before by Mundhe, leaving the team on 88 for seven. Three balls later when tea was taken, Zaheer Khan was yet to open his account, while Shardul Thakur was batting on three.
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Soon after tea, Mundhe also accounted for Zaheer immediately after Mumbai had reached 100. And after adding six runs to the total, Javed Khan lost his middle-stump to Sanklecha. Fallah then wrapped up Mumbai’s second innings for 129 by sending back Thakur for 33.

Maharashtra’s Khurana then came out to open the batting with Harshad Khadiwale as the visitors looked to scale the target set by the defending champions. They negotiated Zaheer Khan and his men with determination, but in the last over of the day, Khurana was caught by Wasim Jaffer off Zaheer.
Earlier in Maharashtra’s first innings, Mumbai had about an hour-an-half to get their first breakthrough of the day as Mundhe and Akshay Darekar rallied on to chip away at the deficit. They had helped add 45 runs before the partnership folded for 73. Zaheer introduced Abdullah in the 64th over of the innings as Mumbai looked to wrap up the visitors’ innings.

However, it was with the new ball that Mumbai ultimately bowled Maharashtra out; they claimed the remaining three wickets for 16 runs in 4.3 overs. Thakur dismissed Mundhe to complete his maiden five-wicket haul. The lower-order batsman, who had put forth a determined effort, departed chasing the ball and edging the pacer to Tare behind the wicket off the first delivery with the new ball. Couple of overs later, Sanklecha hit Javed to Dabholkar at mid-off. And in the following over, Akshay Darekar, who was dropped on 35 in the slips, edged Thakur to the wicketkeeper to bring the curtains down on Maharashtra’s first innings for 280.

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BCCI Annual Awards to be streamed LIVE on BCCI.TV

Former captain Kapil Dev to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The seventh annual BCCI Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, 11 January 2014. The ceremony will be streamed LIVE on the official BCCI website.

India’s best performers in senior and junior-level cricket, at the international and domestic level, in the twelve months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013, will be honoured for their achievements, at the function.

Ravichandran Ashwin will be the recipient of the Polly Umrigar Award, for being India’s best international cricketer of 2012-13. He took 43 wickets, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM, and scored 263 runs, inclusive of two fifties, from eight Tests. He also took 24 wickets from 18 ODIs, and three wickets from four T20 Internationals.

The Polly Umrigar Award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs. The award has been won in previous years by Sachin Tendulkar (2006-07 and 2009-10), Virender Sehwag (2007-08), Gautam Gambhir (2008-09), Rahul Dravid (2010-11) and Virat Kohli (2011-12).

Abhishek Nayar will receive the Lala Amarnath Award, for being the best all-rounder in the 2012-13 edition of the Ranji Trophy. He scored 966 runs @ 96.6, inclusive of three centuries and eight fifties, and 19 wickets @22.8, inclusive of one 5WI, from eleven matches, in the tournament. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

The Mumbai Cricket Association, which Nayar represents, will collect the trophy for the Best Overall Performance in the 2012-13 season. The various teams representing the MCA won the Ranji Trophy, the Under-25 C.K. Nayudu Trophy, the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Women’s Under-19 Inter-State tournament, and finished runners-up in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy.

The achievers of 2012-13 apart, Rohit Sharma will receive the Dilip Sardesai Award, for being India’s best cricketer in the recent Test series against the West Indies. He scored hundreds in both Tests, and accumulated an aggregate of 288 runs. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs.

A highlight of the function will be the felicitation of three former stalwarts - R.G. (Bapu) Nadkarni, Farokh Engineer and Late Eknath Solkar - for their contribution to Indian cricket. They will receive a memento and a cheque for Rs. 15 lakhs each.

The complete list of awardees is as under-

AWARD

WINNER

 

PERFORMANCE

COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

KAPIL DEV NIKHANJ

Trophy, citation and cheque for Rs. 25 lakhs

 

 

POLLY UMRIGAR AWARD

RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs

43 wkts, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM, and 263 runs, inclusive of two fifties, from 8 Tests. 24 wkts from 18 ODIs. 3 wkts from 4 T20 Intls.

LALA AMARNATH AWARD FOR THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER IN THE RANJI TROPHY, 2012-13

Abhishek Nayar (Mumbai CA)  

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs

966 runs @ 96.6, inclusive of three centuries and eight fifties, and 19 wickets @22.8, inclusive of one 5WI, from eleven matches.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST SCORER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2012-13

Jiwanjot Singh Chouhan (PCA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs

995 runs @ 66.33 in 10 matches, inclusive of 5 hundreds and 2 fifties.

MADHAVRAO SCINDIA AWARD – HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN THE RANJI TROPHY IN 2012-13

Ishwar Pandey (MPCA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakhs

48 wkts @ 21.06 in 8 matches, inclusive of five 5WI, and one  10WM.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-25 CRICKETER OF 2012-13

Karn Sharma (RSPB)

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

48 wkts @ 15.6 in 7 matches, inclusive of four 5WI and two 10WM, in the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-19 CRICKETER OF 2012-13

Axar Patel (Gujarat CA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

830 runs @ 109.2 in 7 matches, inclusive of three centuries and three fifties, in the Cooch Behar Trophy.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST UNDER-16 CRICKETER OF 2012-13

Arman Jaffer (Mumbai CA)

 

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

1,036 runs @ 94.18 in 8 matches, inclusive of 3 centuries and 6 fifties, in the Vijay Merchant Trophy.

M.A. CHIDAMBARAM TROPHY – BEST WOMAN CRICKETER (SR) OF 2012-13

M.D. Thirushkamini (TNCA)

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

361 runs @ 120.33 in four matches, inclusive of two hundreds and two fifties, in the Sr. Women’s limited-overs inter-zonal tournament.

BEST UMPIRE IN DOMESTIC CRICKET IN 2012-13

C. Shamshuddin

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 50,000

 

DILIP SARDESAI AWARD FOR BEING INDIA’S BEST CRICKETER IN THE 2013-14 TEST SERIES AGAINST THE WEST INDIES

 

Rohit Sharma

Trophy and cheque for Rs. 5 lakhs

288 runs from two Tests. He scored a century on his Test debut, and followed it with a hundred in his second Test.

BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE IN 2012-13:

MUMBAI CRICKET ASSOCIATION – 23 points.

SPECIAL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CRICKET – Trophy and cheque for Rs. 15 lakhs each:


R.G. (Bapu) Nadkarni

Farokh Engineer

Late Eknath Solkar