Opener Umesh Gurjar’s 77 ensures a finals berth for Sainath Sports Club in the Talim Shield’21
DY Patil after opting to bat first at Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy, BKC posted a very good total of 198/6 in 20 overs. IPL Star Shashank Singh top scored for DY smashing 68 runs off 45 balls (6 fours, 3 sixes) while Shubham Ranjane (46 runs off 38 balls) at no.4 fell just 4 short of a well deserved half century. From the bowlers, everyone went for a beating while Abhishek Pandey who went wicketless was the most economical of the lot with 0/26 in 4 overs. Sachin Solanki and Mayur Mangela with 2 wickets each were the pick of the lot.
Chasing 199 in 20 overs vs a strong side like DY is not an easy task however, Sainath SC openers Shikhar Thakur (41 off 30 balls) & Umesh Gurjar laid a perfect foundation with a confident opening stand of 74 runs in first 9 overs. Umesh anchored the chase for Sainath SC with a fascinating innings of 77 runs off 47 deliveries (9 fours and 3 sixes). Crucial cameos down the order by Sachin Solanki (25* off 13 balls) and Bharat Patil (13* off 7 balls) ensured Sainath Sports Club crossed the victory line in 19.3 overs winning the match with 3 balls to spare.
Result: Sainath Sports Club win by 4 wickets