Sporting Cricket Club and Positive Leap Management bag victories in the opening day of the Thane Premier League’19
- Date-1st May
- Venue-Dadaji Konddev Stadium
- Organizer-Maharashtra Majha Seva Sanstha and Corporator Vikas Krishna Repale.
Match 1- Sporting CC vs Datamatics
Datamatics team after being put to bat first were not able to create any ripples managing a modest total of 1001/9 in 20 overs. They had everyone chipping in with 10’s and 20’s but they lacked someone who could stitch a big innings. The bowlers did an impressive job keeping a leash on the batsman with Gurudas Shenoy (2/13 in 4 overs), Aiswarya Surve (2/13 in 4 overs) and Oninder Gill (2/16) being the pick of the bowlers.
Chasing a score like 101 is a mere formality nowadays in T20 cricket but Datamatics bowlers did not allow the opposition to win before taking away their 7 wkts and taking match to the 19th over.
Sporting Cricket Club eventually won the match by 3 wkts and 9 balls to spare while Aaditya Dhumal was declared ‘player of the match”
- Brief Scores:
- Datamatics-100/9 in 20 overs, Aiswarya Surve (2/13) , Gurudas Shenoy (2/13). Sporting CC-101/7 in 18.3 overs,
- Result- Sporting CC won the match by 3 wkts
Match 2-Positive Leap Management vs Salgaonkar Cricket Club
Positive Leap Management after being put to bat first mustered a total of 133/6 in 20 overs. No.3 batsman Anurag Yadav (30) and Ksitij Kanade (31*) were the highest scorers for their team while Paresh Ghanekar (2/18 in 4 overs) and Chetan Patil (2/26 in 4 overs) were the pick of the bowlers.
Chasing 134, Salgaonkar CC who were 3 down for 4 runs at one stage got back into the game thanks to the middle order and especially Karsh Kothari hitting a fighting knock of 35 ball 40 at no.6. In a match which became a last over thriller, Salgaonkar CC fell short of just 2 runs in the penultimate ball of the innings. The experienced bowlers of Salgaonkar CC consisting of Ajinkya Deshpande (2/27), Ketan Kharat (2/18) and Aditya Dhumal (2/25) in their quota of 4 overs proved to be quite effective as they helped their team win by a narrow margin of 2 runs.
Ajinkya Deshpande from Positive Leap Management was declared ‘man of the match”
- Brief Scores-
- Positive Leap Management-133/6 in 20 overs, Anurag Yadav 30, Kshitij Kanade 31*, Paresh Ghanekar (2/18 in 4 overs) and Chetan Patil (2/26 in 4 overs)
- Salgaonkar CC-131/8 in 20 overs, Karsh Kothari 40, Ajinkya Deshpande (2/27), Ketan Kharat (2/18) and Aditya Dhumal (2/25)
- Result- Positive Leap Management won the match by 2 runs