The incredible Rohit-Avinash Partnership propelled MESCC into the finals of Sportszone T20 Pune cricket tournament 2019-20
SPORTSZONE T20 (JFSC) PUNE CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2019-20, 4th January, 2020, Pune : The semifinal match witnessed the clash between MES cricket club (MESCC) and Soft Hard (SOFTHARD). The match wad conducted at Varrock Vengsarkar cricket ground, Pune on 4th January 2019-20. Jolly friends sports club organized the match.
MESCC won the toss and elected to FIELD first. The wicket had the typical dampness on it for the first few overs and later it improved.
SOFTHARD after 5 overs were 18 for 2. After that Ajit Gawhane and Praful Mankar stitched a partnership of 44 runs, which was followed by a 49 runs partnership between Ajit and Ashok Gaikwad. Ajit Gawhane steadied the innings at the beginning and later upped the tempo. He scored 51 runs off 37 runs. Ashok Gaikwad put in the final punches at the end providing the fiery finish,he scored 43 runs off only 26 runs. Altogether, they scored a total of 145 runs in 20 overs losing
Kartik Pillai of MESCC picked up couple of wickets for 39 runs.
MESCC’s top order failed miserably and at 9.2 overs they were struggling at 66 for 5. Then Rohit Hadake and Avinash Shinde pulled off an amazing win for their team by building an incredible partnership of 82 runs. They played with a positive outlook with calculated shots and they initially relied on taking clinical singles and double. Eventually both of them scored half centuries, Rohit (52 off 40) and Avinash( 52 off 32 ) both ensured their team cross the winning line and secured a place for them in the finals.
RESULTS- MESCC won the match by 5 wickets.