Opener Amar Narkar’s wonderful century helped Mahindra logistics clinch a win over Sony networks in their match in Times cricket shield 2019-20
THE TIMES CRICKET SHIELD: The match between Mahindra logistics Ltd and Sony pictures network private ltd was played at Oval maidan on 11th January 2020. Sony networks won the toss and elected to FIELD first.
Mahindra logistics had a decent start and Opener Amar Narkar continued his purple patch in batting. Ankit Nandoskar and Pratik Lad scored decent 30’s in the middle but the star of the day was Amar. Initially negating the good bowling and also punishing the bad deliveries, he scored a magnificent century and ended up scoring 118 runs off 132 deliveries. He had a solid partnership with Venkat Ingle (42 off 36) that paved the way to a total of 293 runs in 45 overs. Sony bowlers put in their valiant efforts but failed to restrict the opposition to put up a big total. However, Chinmay Mungerkar picked up 3 wickets for 66 runs in 8 overs.
Sony networks also put up a good show with the bat and were very competent I the middle. Opener Pratik patil (88 off 97) and no.4 Vishal Pandey (75 off 60) played exceedingly well and at one point they had the upper hand. At 210, Pratik got out and then they couldn’t recover to chase the target and eventually were bowled out for 251 runs losing 9 wickets. The pick of the bowlers for Mahindra logistics was left arm spinner Abhisek Pandey who picked up a figure of 3-43 in 9 overs. Overall, it was a good game of cricket.
Result – Mahindra Logistics won by 42 runs.