Vijay Shankar walked away with the Man of the Match award in just his second India match. ”Last year, he had said that only after he took those four wickets against Australia on his debut, did he mentally relax. Tiwary’s knock was laced with 10 boundaries and four sixes, while Lad found the fence six times. Sock joked beforehand, “Don’t hit it to Roger … I’m winless against him for my career. But you take the good and the bad when you’re the manager and that’s part of the game. The entire team has worked consistently towards the same goal and this spot is a result of the hard work put in by everyone and anyone involved with the club. People would often ask me when I’ll play for Mumbai and India in the train. “But I have to say Roy had an amazing gameplan, really aggressive… sometimes the winner . “I wish the rest of the squad all the very best as well. Up next for the Frenchman is a first career meeting with Yuichi Sugita, who beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 6-4.