Specials: Top 5 batting performances of the month- Senior Category

After watching the kids perform, it’s time to look at what the senior pros did on the cricket field in the month of January. Therefore, we present the top 5 batting performances for the senior category in January 2016.

Please note that the selections have been made only from the matches covered and published on www.digipavilion.com 

top 5 batsmen - senior- january

1. Aakash Yadav (157) & Jatin Dalal (141) in Dharmender Singh Memorial Tournament

Lets get the facts straight. 157 runs, 102 balls, 14 fours, 8 sixes. If you think this is it, then you’re wrong. There is more. 141 runs, 57 balls, 11 fours, 12 sixes. The first one from Aakash Yadav and the second from Jatin Dalal, both in the same innings helped their team rack up 451 runs in just 40 overs. They eventually won by a margin in excess of 300 runs. (Match Report)

2. Hiten Dalal: 151* in Sunaina Verma Memorial Tournament

It does help when you are playing for a strong team such as Air India and possess some quality batsmen in the line up. Still you got to score and score big to get noticed. Hiten Dalal did exactly that and piled up unbeaten 151 in just 94 balls to steer his team to a 171 run victory against Mecon Ranchi. (Match Report)

3. Devender Lochab: 143* in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Tournament

Batting under the pressure of chasing 292 inside 40 overs is always difficult. But it also gives one a platform to shine and become a hero. Devender Lochab chose that option and scored half the runs required himself in just 94 balls and remained unbeaten to help his team cross the line against Sporting Club in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Tournament. (Match Report)

4. Kunwar Bidhuri: 132 in Dharmender Singh Memorial Tournament

Kunwar smashed his second consecutive century of the tournament, a superb 58 ball 132 that included 13 boundaries and 9 towering sixes. In the process, he helped his team, Hargopal Academy reach a mammoth 398/8 in 40 overs. His team won the match by 179 runs. (Match Report)

5. Kunj Sharma: 106* in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Tournament

Some may argue why other knocks in excess of 106 are not in the list but this one is. Lets just say, those who are aware of this match will vouch for it to be ranked number 1. Nevertheless, it finds itself in top 5. Scoring an unbeaten century in the final match of the tournament, that too while chasing a huge score with title at stake is no mean feat. He ensured that his team chased down the target on the very last ball of the match and emerge the winners of the tournament. For me, this was the “Match of the Month”. (Match Report)

Written by: Sumanyu Jain



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