Pune: Srinath Santhanam and Aawesh Sayyed scored crucial runs as Siemens and Amdocs moved up in their respective group tables and completed their league matches in the FLAME University Corporate Cricket T20 League 2018 at the FLAME University Campus in Lavale on Saturday.
Quarterfinal qualification of both the teams though hinges on results of other group matches. Amdocs, who finished with just 2 points, tied with No 2 placed KPIT in Group A but KPIT has one more match to go against Synerzip. Infosys leads the group with four points from two wins and they also have a match remaining against Synerzip, who played their first league match on Saturday.
Aawesh’s opening stand
Opener Aawesh Sayyed scored 22-ball 31 with 4 fours to put up 42 runs for the first wicket with Nikhil Bhandarkar but after that the Amdocs batting order collapsed like a pack of cards. Thanks to No 8 batsman Pravin Khalkho’s (24--15b, 1x4, 2x6) late strikes Amdocs managed to reach 125.
Synerzip on the other hand capitulated after 33-run opening stand between Onkar Dhuri (26--32b, 2x4) and Ashish Gokhale (11) and were restricted to 106 for 8.
In Group B, Barclays and Siemens played out a nail-biting match which saw late pyrotechnics from Santhanam hand Siemens the much deserving win.
Both the teams took the ground with two points in their pocket. Barclays played their second league match, while Siemens were in their final league match after losing one and winning one.
Barclays posted 135 for 9 thanks to opener Dattatray Routray (44--25b, 8x4, 1x6), while middle order bat Sagar Agarwal scored 39 to give some solidity of the innings.
Chasing 135, Siemen was spurred by 50-run second-wicket stand between Tushar Pawar and Vishal Raina before Himanshu Agarwal (23) and Sirnath Santhanam (25) saw to it that their team gathered the required runs with 8 balls to spare.
Amdocs 125 all out in 20 overs (Aawesh Sayyed 31 (22b, 4x4), Pravin Khalkho 24 (15b, 1x4, 2x6), Vighnesh Alpe 3-26, Onkar Dhuri 3-33, Rahul Pandita 2-24) beat Synerzip 106 for 8 in 20 overs (Onkar Dhuri 26 (32b, 2x4), Amey Kale 26 (21b, 3x4, 1x6).
Result: Amdocs won by 19 runs.
Man-of-the-match: Aawesh Sayyed (31).
Barclays 135 for 9 in 20 overs (Dattatray Routray 44 (25b, 8x4, 1x6), Sagar Agarwal 39 (45b, 2x4), Latish Jamdar 2-27) lost to Siemens 136 for 4 in 18.4 overs (Tushar Attarde 33 (35b, 2x4), Vishal Raina 37 (24b, 3x4, 2x6), Himanshu Agarwal 23* (23b, 1x4), Srinath Santhanam 25* (22b, 1x4), Sagar Agarwal 2-32.
Result: Siemens won by 6 wickets.
Man-of-the-match: Srinath Santhanam 25.