Aswani, Jha steer Lions to win

Sakal Times
Friday, 16 February 2018

Pune: Tushar Aswani and Shivam Jha put together 50 runs for the third wicket after Lions were down by two wickets early on before they scored a nail-biting one-run win over DPES in the league match of the Poona Club Premier League Cricket tournament at the Poona Club cricket ground here.

This was Lions’ second league win that puts them on top of Group B along side Jets, both with 4 points apiece. Aswani remained unbeaten on 21, while Jha slmmaed 34 and then restricted DPES to 60 in the allotted 6 overs. Raunak Dhole-Patil’s knock of 34 not out went wasted.

Pune: Tushar Aswani and Shivam Jha put together 50 runs for the third wicket after Lions were down by two wickets early on before they scored a nail-biting one-run win over DPES in the league match of the Poona Club Premier League Cricket tournament at the Poona Club cricket ground here.

This was Lions’ second league win that puts them on top of Group B along side Jets, both with 4 points apiece. Aswani remained unbeaten on 21, while Jha slmmaed 34 and then restricted DPES to 60 in the allotted 6 overs. Raunak Dhole-Patil’s knock of 34 not out went wasted.

In a high scoring match, Rohit Acharya scored 18-ball 44 with one 4 and four 6s as All Stars posted 82 for 1 in 6 overs before beating Eagles by 47 runs.

The win took All Stars to the top of the Group A table along side Sailor, who both have two wins from as many matches. Sailors then scored a 9-run win over Tigers via Super Over. Both the teams ended at 56 for 6 in their allotted 6 overs and in the ensusing Super Over, Sailors’ Sameer Dange went hammer and tongs and scored 18 runs and took the match away fro Tigers.
Brief scores: 

Lions 61 for 3 in 6 overs (Tushar Aswani 21*, Shivam Jha 34) beat DPES 60 for 3 in 6 overs (Rounak Dhole-Patil 34*).

All Stars 82 for 1 in 6 overs (Rohit Acharya 44, Pankaj Dahane 23) beat Eagles 35 for 4 in 6 overs (Aryaman Pillay 20).

Warriors 58 for 4 in 6 overs (Aarav Vij 15*, Kapil Punjabi17) lost to Jets 60 for 1 in 5.1 overs (Chirag Lulla 32*).

Tigers 56 for 6 in 6 overs (Gurpavit Patheja 21, Arnav Lulla 18) lost to Sailors 56 for 3 in 6 overs (Sameer Dange 20). Super over: Sailors 18 for 1 (Sameer Dange 18) bt Tigers 9 for 1.

Typhoons 49 for 1 in 6 overs (Tariq Parwani 13, Ashwin Shah 29*) lost to Destroyers 50 for 1 in 4.5 overs (Ravikant Samoj 23*, Aroon Khater 18).

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