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"Pushkar Sharma's 149 Powers Ruaraka A Team Victory in NPCA Super Division 2023"

In a thrilling encounter at the Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi, cricket enthusiasts were treated to a spectacular performance by Ruaraka A Team in the NPCA Super Division 50 Overs League 2023. Facing off against SCLPS YL A Team, Ruaraka A Team delivered a resounding victory, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead. Let's delve into the highlights of this remarkable match.

A Batting Spectacle:

Ruaraka A Team won the toss and chose to bat, setting the stage for a commanding performance. Led by the incredible Pushkar Sharma, the Ruaraka A-Team posted a formidable total of 332/3 in their allotted 50 overs. Pushkar Sharma's spectacular innings of 149* runs from 136 balls, including nine boundaries and seven sixes, was the standout performance of the day. Neelakash Tambe also made a significant contribution, scoring 92 runs from 107 balls.

The partnership between Pushkar Sharma and Neelakash Tambe was pivotal, as they added 150 runs for the third wicket, taking the team to a commanding position. Pushkar Sharma's century, filled with exquisite strokeplay, was the highlight of the innings.

Vishil Patel's Bowling Masterclass:

While Ruaraka A Team's batting display was impressive, it was their bowlers who truly shone in this match. Vishil Patel, the standout bowler, delivered an exceptional spell, taking five wickets while conceding just 35 runs in his eight overs. Patel's disciplined bowling proved to be a game-changer, as he consistently troubled the SCLPS YL A Team batsmen. His economy rate of 4.38 was particularly noteworthy, reflecting his ability to maintain pressure on the opposition.

Match Summary:

The match, which began at 10:01 AM, saw Ruaraka A Team steadily building their innings. They reached the 100-run mark in the 21st over and continued to dominate the proceedings. Pushkar Sharma's century and the solid partnership with Neelakash Tambe propelled Ruaraka A Team to a formidable total of 332/3.

SCLPS YL A-Team, in response, struggled to make an impact against Ruaraka A-Team's formidable bowling attack. They were bowled out for 139 runs in just 30.4 overs, with Vishil Patel's five-wicket haul being the highlight of the bowling effort.


In a match filled with stellar performances, Pushkar Sharma's brilliant century with the bat and Vishil Patel's exceptional bowling display stood out as the defining moments. Ruaraka A Team's comprehensive victory by 193 runs showcased their dominance in the NPCA Super Division 50 Overs League 2023. With such exceptional talent on display, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to an enthralling season ahead.

Pushkar Sharma was rightfully awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding all-round performance, while Vishal Patel's bowling heroics earned him the title of the Best Bowler. Ruaraka A Team's resounding victory sends a strong message to their competitors in the league and sets the tone for their campaign in 2023.

Pushkar Sharma expressed his gratitude, saying, "I can say thanks to our groundsmen who work so hard on rainy days. Hat off to Mansukh Hirani as well, who tried to make this match happen in any way possible. Thanks to God and my well-wishers as well."

Written By - Mr. Raghavendra Anand Jangam

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