Another day, another brilliant outing for Pushkar Sharma in the 2023 NPCA Super Division 50 Overs League. It’s still the league phase and if there’s one of the many names that are shining bright, it has to be Pushkar for the Ruaraka A side.
Kenya’s domestic star ended up with a fifer with the ball in hand and was one of the primary reasons behind the collapse of SCLPS YL A. The opposition batters had no answer to his heroics, getting bundled out for 94 after 21.4 overs. Sachin Gill was the one to draw the first blood after dismissing the captain, Sumit Halai for 5 (9). He initiated the destruction and the baton was relayed by Pushkar with the passage of time.
The Mumbai-bred cricketer preyed on Kishor Bhanderi, Mehul Ashani, Ravi Rabadia, Raj Bhudia, and Hiten Vekaria. Among all these dismissals, Ashani was the one to be cleaned up without disturbing the scorers. Eventually, they were folded up for 94. Pushkar finished with impressive figures of 10-3-28-5.
Earlier, SCLPS YL A won the toss and opted to bat first. It transpired into a horrendous outing for them as Ruaraka A chased down the target within 9.4 overs. Although Hitesh Varsani could not get along well, Pushkar Sharma and Sachin Gill ensured that they suffer no hiccups during the paltry chase. While the southpaw anchored the innings with 22 off 26 deliveries, the latter teed off the opponent bowlers with 48 off 21 balls, that included five fours and three sixes.
Currently, Ruarka Sports Club A Team are at the top of the table with 20 points from five games. They are undefeated so far in the competition and will look to continue with their winning streak in the upcoming games.