Tambe, Iyer lead Ban­dra to big win

Mid Day - - SPORT - HARIT N JOSHI harit.joshi@mid-day.com

SHREYAS Iyer led from the front as his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive half-cen­tury helped NaMo Ban­dra Blasters com­pre­hen­sively beat ARCS And­heri by nine wick­ets and also dis­lodged them from the top po­si­tion in the T20 Mum­bai League points ta­ble yes­ter­day.

Chas­ing 108, Iyer’s flaw­less un­beaten 53 off 35 balls was too hot to han­dle for the And­heri out­fit.

Af­ter los­ing opener Kevin Almeida in the sec­ond over, Ban­dra Blasters faced no hic­cups as they chased the be­low par score in 13.2 overs. Arcs And­heri never re­ally found sta­bil­ity in their bat­ting af­ter a 35-run open­ing stand be­tween Do­rai­sawamy Subra­ma­nian (22) and Mum­bai opener Akhil Her­wad­kar (14). Mum­bai’s old war­rior Pravin Tambe was the pick of the bowlers for NaMo Ban­dra with 3-8 in four overs.

Tambe, 46, first claimed the wicket of Tan­may Mishra (11) and in his next over, dis­missed Chin­may Su­tar (3). He then bowled a beauty to Iqbal Ab­dulla (9) as the Arcs And­heri skip­per com­pletely failed to judge the tra­jec­tory of his leg-spin­ning de­liv­ery. MUM­BAI’s U-19 chief se­lec­tor Ra­jesh Pawar was warned for chuck­ing dur­ing a TTML match on Mon­day. The North Mum­bai Pan­thers’ bowler was called by the um­pires dur­ing their match against SoBo Su­perSon­ics. Since it’s just a warn­ing, he will be al­lowed to bowl. But if he’s re­ported again, he will be banned from bowl­ing in the event. HNJ


NaMo Ban­dra Blasters’ Pravin Tambe against ARCS And­heri yes­ter­day.

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