Cooch Behar Trophy 2018-19: Arjun Tendulkar’s five-wicket haul helps Mumbai U19 make a comeback against Delhi U19
At stumps on Day 3, Delhi trail by 56 runs with 1 wicket in hand.
Updated - Nov 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Arjun Tendulkar who is representing his home team Mumbai U19 in the ongoing Cooch Behar Trophy 2018-19 had an impressing outing on Wednesday as he picked up a five-wicket haul. Arjun bowling against Delhi U19 at the Feroz Shah Kotla was at the centre of the collapse that saw Delhi go down from a position of strength at 274/2 to 346/9.
The home team lost seven wickets in a matter of 72 runs and thus failed to capitalize on the solid start that they got. In response to Mumbai’s 453 in the first innings, it was Gagan Vats and Priyansh Arya who put Delhi in a commanding position with their respective hundreds. While Vats scored exact 100, Arya converted his into a bigger knock and was dismissed on 152.
Arjun breaks Delhi’s back
Arjun didn’t find any success in the initial spells but had enough gas to press the pedal hard when it mattered. The left-arm medium fast bowler came back in the 78th over and first got rid of Delhi captain Ayush Badoni. In the very next he got the better of Vaibhav Kandpal. Soon enough, Tendulkar proved to be a tricky bowler for the Delhi batters to deal with.
To make matters worse for them, the 19-year-old accounted for Gulzar Sandhu and Hrithik Shokeen on two balls and was on a hat-trick. Though he didn’t get that but completed his five-wicket haul with the scalp of Prashant Bhati who was out bowled.
The last wicket pair is frustrating Mumbai at the moment as they’ve already added 48 runs and the team total was 394/9. At the end of the day, Arjun had bowled 29 overs and had figures of 98/5. Among others skipper Atharva Ankolekar picked up 3/91.
Mumbai will want to bowl Delhi out as soon as possible on Day 4 to ensure they still have some lead in hand. At the moment, Delhi U19 trail by 59 runs with 1 wicket in hand.