Mumbai: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun, clicked with the ball for the third time in age-group cricket this season, his five-wicket haul paving the way for Mumbai’s win over Railways in the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy
Arjun had picked up a fifer against Madhya Pradesh three weeks ago and later picked up a four-for against Assam. He had remained wicket-less in the first innings, returning figures of 0-23, but came back strongly in the second to take five wickets at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana in suburban Kandivili.
Arjun, a promising left-arm pacer, grabbed 5 for 44 in 11 overs as Mumbai bundled out Railways for 136 in their second innings to win the match by an innings and 103 runs.
Electing to bat, Mumbai had posted 389 courtesy a double century by Yashavi Bhupender Jaiswal in their first innings. They bowled out Railways for 150 with A Vashishtha taking eight wickets for 30 runs.
He picked the first four batsmen of Railways and then the ninth wicket to complete his five-for.
Arjun Tendulkar is enjoying a good season in the age-group cricket. He picked up a five-for as Mumbai humiliated Railways in the Cooch Behar Trophy in Mumbai. Arjun, picked up a five-for in the second innings which helped his team Mumbai beat Railways by an inning and 103 runs. Arjun, son of Sachin Tendulkar, had earlier picked up a fifer against Madhya Pradesh just 20 days back and later picked up a four-for against Assam. While Mumbai drew their match against Madhya Pradesh, they won comfortably against Assam.
The left-arm all-rounder also scored 21 runs in Mumbai’s first innings. Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat and then posted a total of 389 runs, thanks to a double century by Yashasvi Bhupender Jaiswal. In reply, Railways were bowled out for a mere 150. A Vashishtha took eight wickets for 30 in that innings.
Mumbai forced a follow-on and Arjun ran through the top order of Railways before they were skittled out for 136 runs as Mumbai won the game. Arjun picked his five wickets for 44 runs in his 11 overs. He picked the first four batsmen of Railways and then the ninth wicket to complete his five-for.
Arjun bowled well in the first innings as well but failed to take a wicket. He bowled six overs with one maiden and gave away 23 runs.