Mumbai: Riding on some powerful batting lower down the order and a tidy bowling effort, Mumbai thrashed Saurashtra by 16 runs in the West Zone T20 league game at the MCA's BKC ground here today.
Put in to bat, Mumbai started slowly before Sarfaraz Khan and Sujit Nayak batted aggressively to guide the team to a challenging total of 145 for five.
The duo, both of who remained unconquered, piled on 46 runs in just 16 balls for the sixth wicket.
Sarfaraz, who made his T20 debut, made a breezy 20-ball 36 that included four fours and a six while Nayak played a blinder, scoring 23 runs off seven balls with tbe help of two fours and as many sixes.
Openers Aditya Tare (29) and Sushant Marathe (25) forged a 46-run stand to lay a good platform before both were beaten by flight and stumped off left arm spinner Arpit Vasavda who picked up four wickets.
Saurashtra started the run chase slowly and scored just 19 runs in the first six over. They couldn't accelerate their innings and fell short of the target at 129 for seven.