Pune: Eleno Energy and SoftHard Automation began their campaign on a winning note by respectively beating Inventis India and AFK in the E2D Corporate Cricket League tournament organised by E2D Sports at E2D Cricket Ground in Lavale.
In the opening match, an all round effort by Hanumant Gade, who claimed 3 wickets giving 22 runs and scoring 32 helped Eleno Energy register a 65-run win over Inventis India.
In the second match of the day, SoftHard Automation scored 114-run win over AFK. Batting first SoftHard Automation scored 156 for 3 in their allotted 20 overs. Facing a stiff target, AFK crumbled for just 42 in 13.5 overs with Ketan Pasalkar (5-8),Swapnil Chikhale(3-6) combining well to help their team register 114-run win.
Pool A: Eleno Energy: 138 for 9 in 20 overs (Hanumant Gade 32 not out., Rantnadeep Londhe 25, Sandip Garad 17, Sourabh Gujar 4-22, Karan Chitapure 2-21, Pratik Lavalekar 2-22) beat Inventis India: 73 all out in 14 overs (Kiran Datar 33, Mayur Rajput 10, Chetan Chavan 4-8, Hanumant Gade 3-22, Pravin Patil 1-14, Abhijit Chavan 1-17).
MoM: Hanumant Gade
Result: Eleno Energy won by 65 runs.
Pool B: SoftHard Automation: 156 for 3 in 20 overs (Ajit Gavane 57, Praful Mankar 49 not out, Kumar Thakkar 17, Taraprakash Maurya 1-36, Ajay Kokate 1-27, Ajinkya Akhade 1-33) beat AFK: 42 all out in 13.5 overs (Ajinkya Akhade 20, Prashant Dange 12 not out, Ketan Pasalkar 5-8, Swapnil Chikhale 3-6, Amit Ganpule 1-11).
MoM: Ketan Pasalkar
Result: SoftHard won by 114 runs.