MCA Combined District makes it to semifinals by virtue of first innings lead

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 3 December 2019

MCA Combined District’s 177-run first innings lead over the MCA Combined Club team was the key point in this three-day match played over two innings.

PUNE: All-rounder Anupam Sanklecha got himself into groove scoring runs and taking wickets ahead of the Ranji Trophy season as his effort helped MCA Combined District team to make it to the semifinals by virtue of their first innings lead over MCA Combined Club team in the PYC Challenger Trophy 3-Day Invitational Cricket tournament at MCA Cricket Ground in Gahunje on Monday.

Billed as a selection tournament for Maharashtra Ranji Trophy team, Sanklecha scored unbeaten 73 off 59 balls in the first innings and then took five wickets for 30 runs before returning to bat in the second innings and score 35. MCA Combined District’s 177-run first innings lead over the MCA Combined Club team was the key point in this three-day match played over two innings.

BRIEF SCORES
At MCA Gahunje Ground:
MCA Combined District 369 for 7 decl in 87 overs (Vishant More 53 (88b,10x4,1x6), Tanesh Jadhav 49 (103b, 8x4), Ankit Bawane 45 (71b, 5x4,1x6), Mehul Patel 40 (88b, 3x4), Ranjit Nikam 78* (97b, 6x4, 5x6), Anupam Sanklecha 73* (59b, 8x4, 2x6), Shubham Kothari 3-76) and 194 in 64.1 overs (Ankit Bawane 38, Swapnil Chavan 26, Anupam Sanklecha 35, Tanesh Jadhav 26, Manoj Ingale 21, Sudeep Phatak 4-65) v MCA Combined Club 192 in 40 overs (Omkar Khatpe 55 (69b, 7x4, 1x6), Ramkrishna Ghosh 55 (62b,10x4), Akshay Kalokhe 33*, Anupam Sanklecha 5-30, Manoj Ingale 3-32) and 109 for 4 in 20.1 overs (Amey Soman 45 (40b, 7x4, 1x6), Omkar Khatpe 36 (33b), Jagdish Zope 3-40).
Result: MCA Combined District won by virtue of 1st innings lead.

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