Madhya Pradesh wins Buchi Babu Tournament, beats Delhi by 250 runs

Madhya Pradesh clinically went about its job on the ultimate day and beat Delhi by 250 runs to clinch the Take Sports All India Buchi Babu match right here on the Sri Ramakrishna College Ground on Monday.

Resuming at 129 for six with a lead of 298, MP wanted to keep away from a batting collapse and provides Delhi a sniff of an opportunity.

Fortunately, Sumit Kushwah and Aryan Deshmukh (46) batted out the primary 12 overs with out dropping a wicket as MP slowly stretched its lead. After Kushwah obtained run out, MP obtained bowled out for 172 however had a wholesome lead of 341 by then.

Delhi’s left-arm spinner Shivank Vashisht (5/43) accomplished his five-for when he eliminated Adheer Pratap Singh after taking 4 wickets on the third day.

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With 65 overs left to chase 342, Delhi wanted a fast begin to have any probabilities, however the top-order succumbed to left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya’s fiery spell (4-1-12-3) inside the first 5 overs.

The 31-year-old, who moved from Delhi this yr, struck thrice in his first three overs to go away his former crew tottering at 17 for 4 and sealed the tie for MP.

Shubham Sharma (Skipper, MPCA) receiving Trophy & Prize

Shubham Sharma (Skipper, MPCA) receiving Trophy & Prize
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Shubham Sharma (Skipper, MPCA) receiving Trophy & Prize
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Khejroliya (3/24) had Arpit Rana and skipper Himmat Singh caught behind whereas Jonty Sidhu flicked straight to midwicket.

After lunch, off-spinners Shubham Sharma and Adheer Pratap Singh (3/22) spun an internet across the Delhi batters who tried to tackle the bowlers and saved dropping wickets repeatedly. The match ended simply twenty minutes earlier than the tea break when Yogesh Sharma was stumped off Adheer, with Hrithik Shokeen unable to bat as a result of a break up webbing in his left hand.

MP coach Chandrakant Pandit stated, “It was a great experience for the young, talented boys. The way they have played the entire tournament, they can take a lot of confidence and continue. There were a lot of good individual performances as well.”

Pandit, who guided the crew to Ranji Trophy triumph in 2021-22, stated the senior crew’s success is making the kids consider in themselves extra. In the primary sport towards Baroda, MP snatched an outright win after conceding the primary innings lead. “We have done these turnarounds in the Ranji Trophy, and that is the motivation I use for these boys, telling them, if they can do it, you also can.”

The scores: Madhya Pradesh 370 & 172 in 75.5 overs (Aryan Deshmukh 46, Shivank Vashisht 5/43) bt Delhi 201 & 91 in 28.4 overs.


Player of the ultimate: Shivank Vashisht (Delhi); Player of the match: Sumit Kushwah (MPCA); Best Batter: Aniket Verma (MPCA); Best Bowler: Hrithik Shokeen (Delhi); Best All-rounder: Shubham Sharma (MPCA).

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