Amol Jadhav’s gritty knock of 41 against Orange advertising helps Regreen Pune enter the semi-finals of Sportszone T20 Pune cricket tournament 2019-20.
18 January 2020 IN PUNE – SPORTSZONE T20 (JFSC) PUNE CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2019-20: QUARTER FINALS, Regreen Pune (REGREEN) VS Orange Advertising (ORANGE), Venue- Brilliant Sports Academy Ground, Pune. Date- 18 January 2020. Toss won by Regreen and they elected to FIELD first. The pitch condition favored both the batsman and the bowlers, the outfield was fast and it was a proper day for the game of cricket.
There were no big scorers for Orange, apart from no.7 Santosh pal (35 off 30) who tried to add some substance to the total. No other batsman contributed to hugely ameliorate the score. There were couple of double-digit scorers but their respective scores were under 20. With a collective effort, they reached a frail score of 107 runs in 20 overs losing 7 wickets. They had 4 run-outs in their innings and that was very zany and problematic. The opposition bowlers kept them restricted with tight lines and that also contributed to 4 run outs and 3 other wickets. Regreen had 2 players short on the field due to certain reasons yet they were able to tighten the screws and add that vital pressure on Orange batsmen.
Regreen openers were bang on from ball one and they had a very strong partnership of 52 runs. Amol Jadhav scored 41 off 34 runs and Shahbhaz Sayyed scored 23 runs off 18 runs. Amol Jadav went about his business with a cool demeanor holding one end and punishing the loose ball. Irshad Shaikh came in at no.3 and scored 28 off 17 runs. He saw the innings through and secured the win in 12.1 overs.
It was a gratifying performance by the batters and overall a positive game for Regreen.
Result – Regreen won by 7 wickets.
MAN OF THE MATCH- Amol Jadhav.