Deccan Gymkhana in quarters

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 7 March 2019

Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ and S. Balan Group scored wins against their respective opponents to enter the quarterfinals of the Late S. Balan Cup T20 Cricket Championship being played at the Nehru Stadium ground and Poona Club ground.

Pune: Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ and S. Balan Group scored wins against their respective opponents to enter the quarterfinals of the Late S. Balan Cup T20 Cricket Championship being played at the Nehru Stadium ground and Poona Club ground.

Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ team continued their winning run and placed themselves in the knockout round. Deccan registered an eight wicket win over ACE Centre for Excellence and score their third win of the tournament. Harsh Sangavi was the star of the match, scoring 53 runs in just 26 balls with help of 5 fours and similar sixes. Deccan restricted ACE Centre for Excellence for 105 runs and chased successfully in just 12 overs and loss of 2 wickets.

In an exciting and hard-fought match, S. Balan Group managed to win over Poona Club as they entered the last 8 stage. Batting first, Poona Club scored 141 in 20 overs. Rounak Dholepatil (37), Kiran Deshmukh (24), Aryaman Pilley (25) and Shubham Doshi (25) chipped in to help their team put a smart total on board.

Meanwhile. Poona Club bowlers dominated by taking 7 wickets for 57 runs as Balan team was in deep trouble. Balan’s Akshay Jadhav took charge and scored 49 runs remaining not out along with Deepak Dangi who was not out on 37. Both these batsmen accounted for a partnership of 84 in 45 balls as they chased the target.

Results:
ACE Centre for Excellence 105 for 10; 18 Overs (Anand Dalvi 30, Hrishikesh Raut 22, Abhishek Tate 2/11, Kabir Rahirkar 2/20) lost to Deccan Gymkhana A 106 for 2 in 12 Overs (Harsh Sangavi 53, Akshay Khopade 28, Shubhankar Hardikar 14);
Poona Club 141 for 9 in 20 Overs (Rounak Dholepatil 37, Kiran Deshmukh 24, Aryaman Pilley 25, Shubham Doshi 25, Akshay Waghmare 3-23, Vicky Bhojja 2-33) lost to S. Balan Group 142 for 7 in 19.3 Overs (Akshay Jadhav 49*, Deepak Dangi 37*, Amey Mujumdar 2/21, Aryaman Pillay 2/27); (Partnership - for 8th wicket between Aksahy and Deepak 84 (45);
Arch Mavericks 155 for 8 in 20 Overs (Pranay Ranka 44, Sonik C. 44, Amit Gawade 4/22) lost to Deccan Gymkhana B 156 for 5 in 18.5 Overs (Vijay Shistar 51, Yash Boramani 49*, Nikhil Jain 3/31).

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