Lawyers go one up against Bankers in 5th Charity Cricket Match
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Lawyers go one up against Bankers in 5th Charity Cricket Match

Aditya AK

The lawyers have emerged victorious in this year’s annual Duane Morris and Selvam Capital Markets Cup. The match was held today at the ELF Ground, Oval Maidan, in Mumbai.

The team of lawyers, captained by Duane Morris & Selvam LLP Partner Jamie Benson, scored a convincing victory against the team of Bankers, who won last year’s edition.

The winning team had a line-up of lawyers from firms like Khaitan & Co, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Talwar Thakore & Associates and J Sagar Associates, among others. Here is the full line-up:

LawyerFirm
Jamie BensonDuane Morris & Selvam
Ankit PalejaCrawford Bayley
Sandip BhagatS&R Associates
Rabindra JhunjhunwalaKhaitan & Co.
Nikhilesh PanchalKhaitan & Co.
Pracheta BhattacharyaAZB & Partners
Gagan SharmaJSA
Nikhil NarediCyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Vijay ParthasarthiCyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Laban DasCyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Sohrab KhushrushahiTTA
Sanjay IsraniRajani Associates

Speaking to Bar & Bench, Benson revealed a few details about the game.

“It was a good game. The bankers scored 186 off 25 overs. We got off to a good start, making 80 odd runs for no loss. Vijay Parthasarthi from Cyril Amarchand made 50 and retired, and with 2 or 3 down, we made it with a couple of overs to spare.”

Vijay Parthasarthi, Principal Associate at the Bangalore office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-round performance, having scored a half-century and taken 4 wickets for 22 runs in 5 overs.

Other notable performers included Talwar, Thakore & Associates’ Sohrab Khushrushahi, who scored a fifty, and Cyril Amarchand’s Laban Das, who hit the winning runs. On the Bankers’ side, Amit Nayyar from Goldman Sachs hit a half century which included 5 sixes.

As was the case in previous editions, the charity match was played to raise money for Oxfam India. Benson said,

“We raised over Rs. 300,000 for Oxfam India. Duane Morris & Selvam donated Rs. 100,000, JM Financial donated another Rs. 100,000 and Khaitan & Co another Rs. 75,000.”

The Lawyers are now 3-2 up against the Bankers in five editions of the annual Cup. Benson commented,

“They won the last two, so it feels good to be in front of them now. We’ve managed to pull one back to keep things interesting.”

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