Two batsmen stole the limelight in the semi-finals of the Thosar Shield Tournament as Modern C.C won a thrilling encounter against Royal Cricket Club at Central Maidan, Thane. One was the talented Shubham who scored a 66 ball 76 while the other was the ‘wonder boy’ who shocked the entire world with his talent when he scored ‘1000’ runs in a single inning-Pranav Dhanawade.
After winning the toss, Royal C.C elected to bat first & they managed to reach 175/10 in 42.1 overs with opener Saurabh Joshi being the leading scorer with his 42 followed by a crucial 34 by Mandar Garavde. Yash Kadam was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/24 followed by 2/32 by Shreyas Hadkar. Royal C.C could have batted a little longer to score a 200+ target but the rest of the batsman were not able to make much of a difference.
Chasing 176 for a semi-final match is not the toughest of tasks for sure as their talented opener Pranav Dhanawade scored a solid half-century (50) off 55 balls. Anmar was out for a duck but what followed was a knock which almost took the match towards victory single-handedly. Right-handed Shubham Punyarthi scored 76 off just 66 balls & he only dealt in boundaries. Quite evident from the fact that he got 52 runs (13 fours) from his 76 in boundaries.
Modern C.C won the semi-finals & looking at their current form they are looking all poised to win the finals too. Cricketgraph wishes them all the luck & go on to win the tournament.