Saurashtra Cricket Association’s Tajawala Trophy One Day Tournament 2019-20 final Match between Rural Cricket Association Rajkot vs Kachchh District Rural Cricket Association played on 28th November 2019 at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot.
Kachchh Rural won the toss and elected to field. Rajkot Rural scored 323 runs all out in 49 overs. Krishnakant Pathak scored 89 runs in 105 balls with 10 fours. Dax Bhindi made 67 in 78 deliveries with 7 fours. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja scored 45 runs in 25 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Ismail Saicha, Suresh Padiyachi and Hitendra Jadeja took 2 wickets each.
Chasing 324 runs to win, Kachchh Rural scored 281 runs all out in 47.1 overs. Abhiraj Zala scored 93 runs in 105 balls with 13 fours. Hitendra Jadeja made 54 runs in 41 deliveries with 7 fours and 1 six. Nakul Ayachi scored 45 runs in 33 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. Kuldeep Raval took 6 wickets in 10 overs with 1 maiden giving away 44 runs. Rahul Vakani and Prerak Mankad took 2 wickets each.
Rajkot Rural won the final match by 42 runs and became Champions of Saurashtra Cricket Association’s Tajawala Trophy One Day Tournament 2019-20.
Man of the Match award was presented to Kuldeep Raval for capturing 6 wickets and scoring 38 runs. The award was presented by Dr. Arjunsinh Rana, Vice Chancellor, Swarnim Gujarat Sports University.
Prize Money to Runners up team was presented by Shri Bhupatbhai Talatia, former Governing Body Member of Saurashtra Cricket Association to Kachchh Rural.
Prize Money to Winners team was presented by Shri Jaydev Shah, President, Saurashtra Cricket Association.
Tajawala Trophy was presented to winner team of Rajkot Rural jointly by Shri Jaydev Shah, President, Saurashtra Cricket Association & Shri Himanshu Shah, Hon. Secretary, Saurashtra Cricket Association in presence of head of Cricket Advisory Committee of Saurashtra Cricket Association Shri Mahendra Rajdev, , SCA’s selectors and other dignitaries.
Shri Jaydev Shah congratulated both teams for their excellent performances in the tournament and reaching the final. He added that it is indeed very heartening that good talents are coming up from different pockets of Saurashtra & Kutch Region. He also announced that hopefully final match of Tajawala Trophy in next season shall be played Day & Night at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Rajkot Rural Eleven :
Snell Patel – Captain & Wicket Keeper
Kachchh Rural :