Arjun Tendulkar goes wicketless as Mumbai lose to UP in the U19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy
Arjun is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament for his team.
Updated - Oct 22, 2018 7:55 pm
In the ongoing Vinoo Mankad Trophy, the U19 Uttar Pradesh team secured a fantastic victory to rise to the top of the table. On the receiving end was Mumbai who now stand at the fifth position and their chances of advancing any further in the tournament are almost over. The UP side was guided by some spectacular performances from Mohit Jangra and Sameer Choudhary.
Earlier, Mumbai who were put to bat first began well. However, they lost a cluster of wicket in quick succession. While Yashasvi Jaiswal batted from one end, they kept losing wickets at the other. Apart from Pragnesh Kanpillewar who stayed for a while, no other batsman could contribute anything substantial to the scoreboard. The Mumbai U19 team was restricted to 202 all out as they failed to last the full quota of 50 overs.
Arjun has a forgettable outing
Arjun Tendulkar, the star in the Mumbai side couldn’t do much with the bat. The 19-year-old has been a crusader for his team in the bowling department. He leads the wicket charts for his team with 15 in the tournament so far. While he bowled decently, the pacer failed to get a wicket as Uttar Pradesh went on to register a victory.
Mohit Jangra, Sameer Choudhary shine
After a brilliant four-wicket haul by Mohit Jangra, it was batsman Sameer Choudhary’s chance to shine. The Uttar Pradesh side was left reeling at 65/4 and in a spot of bother. Walking in at No.5, Sameer rescued them with an unbeaten knock of 81. The likes of Kritagya Singh and Dhruv Jurel made handy contributions as well.
Mumbai skipper Atharva Ankolekar and Atharva Poojari picked up a couple of wickets each. Their best bowler Jr Tendulkar went wicketless as Uttar Pradesh finished the chase with almost four overs to spare. While the UP side is all set to proceed to the quarter-finals, Mumbai’s journey is likely to be halted prematurely.