Typhoons in a final face-off with All Star

SPORTS REPORTER
Monday, 18 February 2019

Ashwin Shah and Raunak Dhole-Patil turned in impressive performances for their respective teamsm Typhoons and All Star as the two sides scored contrasting semi-final wins to storm into the final of the sixth edition of Poona Club Premier League Cricket at the club ground here on Saturday.

Pune: Ashwin Shah and Raunak Dhole-Patil turned in impressive performances for their respective teamsm Typhoons and All Star as the two sides scored contrasting semi-final wins to storm into the final of the sixth edition of Poona Club Premier League Cricket at the club ground here on Saturday.

Ashwin Shah first contributed with the bat, 6-ball 7 alongside Sujit Adhye 10 (7b) as Typhoons scored 53 for 6 in the allotted 6 overs and then defended the total against Sailors thanks to Ashwin’s three-wicket haul.

Sailors were propped up by Sumiran Mehta’s 18-ball 26, but Ashwin (3 for 13) undid their plans to set up 5-run win for Typhoons.

In the second semifinal, Lions posted 66 for 3 in 6 overs thanks to Kiran Deshmukh (15) and Manopal Sahmbey (34 not out), but Raunak came up with an unbeaten knock of 20-ball 53 that included 2 fours and 5 sixes to set-up six-wicket win.

In a one-off women’s match, Pink Panthers defeated Black Panthers by 15 runs.

Brief scores:
Semifinals:

Typhoons 53 for 6 in 6 overs (Sujit Adhye 10 (7b, 1x6), Ashwin Shah 7 (6b), Rajit Pardeshi 2-6, Harsh Chavan 2-3) beat Sailors 48 for 7 in 6 overs (Sumiran Mehta 26 (18b, 1x4, 1x6), Ashwin Shah 3-13).
Result: Typhoons won by 5 runs.
Lions 66 for 3 in 6 overs (Kiran Deshmukh 15 (12b, 1x4), Manopal Sehmbey 34* (14b, 1x4, 3x6) lost to All Star 68 for 2 in 5.1 overs (Raunak Dhole-Patil 53* (20b, 2x4, 5x6), Rohit Acharya 13* (8b, 1x4).
Result: All Star won by 6 wickets.
 
Women’s Match:
Pink Panthers 77 for no loss in 8 overs (Iswari Pandhare 8 (8b, 1x4), Manali Lunkad 17 (17b, 1x4) beat Black Panthers 62 for 2 in 8 overs (Liyaan Akkalkotkar 20 (8b, 4x4), Jyoti Sharma 11 (5b, 2x4).
Result: Pink Panthers won by 15 runs.

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