Abhyudaya bank’s Sanjay Raut scored a match winning 72 against LIC in F Divison The Times Shield 2019-20
TIMES SHIELD 2019-20 – F DIVISON: Abhyudaya bank VS LIC, date- 1st Feb 2020,Venue- M.B. Union, LIC won the toss and elected to BAT first. The pitch was wet and suitable for the bowlers.
Each of the openers scored 20 each and no.4 batsman Atul Kerkar played a vital innings of 47 runs, he laid a good base and also built partnerships with the middle and lower middle order batsmen here and there. In the lower order, Prashant Bhabal and Abhijit Durafe played brilliantly and stuffed up the score to a decent climb. Durafe scored 38 and Bhabal scored 37 and remained not out. With a combined effort, they reached a total of 227 in 43 overs losing 7 wickets. Abhyudaya bank’spacer Prashant. Kuperkar picked up an impressive figure of 3 for 30 in 9 overs. He was very lethal and extremely economical.Medium pacer Atul Rane also picked up 2 wickets in 6 overs.
Abhyudaya bank lost the first wicket in the very first over then, opener Akshay Pujari had a brief partnership with Pradeep Kachan who scored 23 runs. Pradeep had a small partnership with Sanjay Raut in the middle. Sanjay scored a brilliant 72 and Pujare scored a commendable 40 in the top. The Sanjay-Rajesh partnership was the game changer, it was more than 100 runs and it sealed the match for them. Sanjay played aggressively in the initial period but later played sensible due to the loss of wickets in the middle. To complete the job, Rajesh Vichare scored 60 runs in the middle and fetched the win for the team. They chased down the score in 34.3 overs.
Result- Abhyudaya won the match by 6 wickets.