Atul Pawar’s 111 steers Siemens to big victory

SPORTS REPORTER
Sunday, 17 March 2019

Opener Atul Pawar stood his ground amidst crumbling top order and shared six partnerships as Siemens rode on his unbeaten 111 to beat Yardi by 56 runs on the seventh weekend of the FLAME University Corporate Cricket T20 League 2019 at the FLAME University Campus in Lavale on Saturday.

Pune: Opener Atul Pawar stood his ground amidst crumbling top order and shared six partnerships as Siemens rode on his unbeaten 111 to beat Yardi by 56 runs on the seventh weekend of the FLAME University Corporate Cricket T20 League 2019 at the FLAME University Campus in Lavale on Saturday.

Siemens’ huge win propelled them to the No 2 position in Group B pushing Yardi to the third spot with one match remaining the group to finalise who makes it to the quarterfinals.

FLAME University is leading the group with 4 points, while Siemens too has 4 points but have played all its three league matches. FLAME has a match to go against Yardi, who have two points and will need a big win to overhaul Siemens’ NRR to qualify from the group.

Pawar began tentatively but stood his ground sharing small but crucial stands with five top order batsmen before sixth-wicket 81-run partnership with Manoj Bhagwat helped him to carry the bat.
In reply Yardi was stranded at 127 for 7 in 20 overs as Subhash Deore (2 for 16) and Manoj Bhagwat (2 for 16) struck vital blows.

In the first encounter of the day Tech Mahindra quartet of Vikas Bhakare (2 for 6, Swapnil Sawagawe (2 for 13, Himanshu Gandhi (2 for 3), Sacheen Kulkarni (2 for 9) struck early on to skittle out Capgemini for 84 before Tech Mahindra overhauled the target with three wickets in hand and 2.4 overs to spare.

Brief scores:
Match 1: Capgemini v Tech Mahindra
Toss: Capgemini, elected to bat
Capgemini 84 all out in 18.2 overs (Saket Deshpande 25 (23b, 2x4, 1x6), Vikas Bhakare 2-6, Swapnil Sawagawe 2-13, Himanshu Gandhi 2-3, Sacheen Kulkarni 2-9) lost to Tech Mahindra 88 for 7 in 17.2 overs (Vijay Chaphale 13 (18b, 1x4), Amitosh Nikhar 15 (15b, 1x4, 1x6) Vinit Pathak19 (22b, 2x4), Gurpreet Singh 2-8).
Result: Tech Mahindra won by 3 wickets.
Player of Match: Swapnil Sawagawe (Tech Mahindra)
Match2: Siemens v Yardi
Toss: Yardi, elected to field
Siemens 183 for 6 in 20 overs (Atul Pawar 111* (61b, 6x4, 8x6), Saurabh Deore 18 (16b, 2x4), Manoj Bhagwat 20 (12b, 1x4, 1x6), Pramod Dawande 2-24, Pankaj Lalgude 2-31) beat Yardi 127 for 7 in 20 overs (Amit Radkar 11 (14b, 1x4), Swapnil Ghatge 50 (40b, 5x4, 3x6), Jeevan Gosavi 45* (34b, 3x4, 3x6), Saurabh Deore 2-16, Manoj Bhagwat 2-16).
Result: Siemens won by 56 runs.
Player of Match: Atul Pawar (Siemens)
 

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