171 run stand between Gaurav Jathar & Swapnil Salvi (124) help MIG win quarters in the Purshottam Shield’20
MIG opting to bat first at Karnatak Wicket, Cross Maidan dominated the opposition on their home turf hitting 379/8 in 70 overs. With both the openers falling early, it was Swapnil Pradhan (40) & Gaurav Jathar holding fort with a 72 run stand for the 3rd wicket. With MIG gaining momentum, the stage was set for the aggressive Swapnil Salvi to play his natural game as he went on to score a quick 124 off 102 balls laced with 9 fours & 7 sixes. Swapnil also received good support from their inform Gaurav Jathar (84) with whom he stitched a 171 run partnership for the 4th wicket. From KSA, Prathamesh Dake who took a fifer in his previous outing was again the pick of the lot coming up with 6/106 in 17 overs.
Karnatak Sporting Association who boast of an equally promising line up were troubled on their home wicket thanks to a fantastic spell by spinner Ankush Jaiswal who turned the game with a crucial spell of 7/91 in 21.2 overs. Ankush provided with wickets at the right intervals as Karantak Sporting Association despite a solid opening start by their openers Shrideep Mangela (65) & Aman Jain (44) were all out for 227 runs in 48.2 overs.