Khandu Ragnekar XI clinches a crucial win in Mahindra Shield Tournament’21

Vijay Merchant XI after being put to bat first at Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana were all out for 148 runs in their 1st innings courtesy some tight bowling by Khandu Ragekar XI bowlers. Zaid Patankar with 4/27 in 12 overs was the pick of the lot while Aman Manihar and Himanshi Singh bagged 3 wkts apiece.

Khandu Ragnekar XI in reply scored 191/10 in 55.4 with opener Swaraj Parulkar top scoring with 69 runs off 107 balls (10 fours, 2 sixes). Riday Khandke who came at no.4 was the second highest scorer with 49 runs missing out on a well deserved half century.

Riday Khandke
Riday Khandke

Riday scored 49 off 96 balls (9fours, 1 six) while also stitched a crucial partnership with Swaraj. Vijay Merchant XI in 2nd innings managed to score 186 runs all out with Nilay Pawar’s 57 being the highest score. Himanshu Singh was again the pick of the bowlers this time returning with bowling figures of 5/37 in 13.3 overs including 5 maidens.

Vedant Gadia scored 1041 runs at Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana
Vedant Gadia

Chasing 149, Khandu Ragnekar XI won the match by 7 wickets finishing off the chase in just 30 overs. Opener Vedant Gadia top scored with an unbeaten century scoring 101* off 104 balls (18 fours, 2 sixes). Vedant anchored the chase with his attacking strokeplay as Khandu Ragnekar clinched a commendable win to their name in Madhav Mantri Tournament.

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