A Close Shave Win for Anjuman Islam in the ongoing Giles Shield’19

Played between Anjuman Islam High School and VPM Vidya Mandir at the LIC Cross Maidan. Anjuman Islam School after being put to bat first posted a total of 165/9 in 45 overs. Anjuman kept on losing wickets at regular intervals with some quick top order wickets putting them in trouble. However, it was a crucial 9th wicket stand between Ali Malik and Mann Bhanushali which somehow pushed the team towards a slightly defendable total. Ali scored 21 while Mann Bhanushali remained unbeaten on 14*at no.10 which proved to be crucial cameos for Anjuman. From VPM, Meghal Solanki, Ankit Yadav and Utkarsh Sawant bagged 3 wkts each.

Defending a total of 166, Anjuman bowlers gave it all to bundle out VPM Vidya Mandir to 151 runs all out. If VPM bowlers made life difficult for the batsman, even the Anjuman bowlers gave an equally good tough fight. Manas and Aryan bagged 2 wkts each while Mann B, Sujit and Mehtab chipped in with a wicket each. VPM’s innings also witnessed 3 run outs as Anjuman Islam won the match by 14 runs in what turned out to be a quality match with exciting competition from both the ends.