Deccan Gymkhana club registered an easy win over Next Cricket Academy and started their campaign on a winning note while,Vengsarkar Cricket Academy scored back to back wins in the 27th edition of the Khandelwal Trophy (Under 15) T-20 Cricket Tournament organised by Pune Cantonment Sports Club and played at NMV Ground.
Deccan Gymkhana who won the toss and elected to bat first put on 161 runs for the loss of five wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Rohan Ghugari starred with the bat for Deccan Gymkhana as he struck an undefeated and aggressive 44 runs,replete with six crisp hits to the fence. Niranjan Satav (41) and Paras Gawali (38) gave him able company as Deccan Gymkhana posted a competitive score.
Next Cricket Academy never really got going in their chase as Gawali returned to torment them with the ball in his hand. Gawali picked up four wickets for 28 runs,pegging Next Cricket Academy back with regular wickets. Kedar Phutane’s two for 16 coupled with Gawali’s destructive spell ensured that Next Cricket Academy finished with just 99 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.
In the other match,Vengsarkar Cricket Academy scored 122 runs in their 20 overs thanks to middling contributions from Manthan Patil (20) and Pavan Shah (17). Rohan Mule was the star for Jagtap Cricket Academy with the ball as he picked up three wickets for 24 runs. However,chasing a relatively modest target,Jagtap Cricket Academy could not really break free of the shackles imposed by the Vengsarkar Cricket Academy bowlers and struggled to find the boundaries. They finished at 111 for five in their 20 overs giving Vengsarkar Cricket Academy a narrow 11 run win.
Brief scores: Deccan Gymkhana 161 for 5 in 20 Overs (R Ghugari 44 n.o,N Satav 41 n.o,P Gawali 38; R Late 2/32) Beat Next Cricket Academy 99 for 7 in 20 overs (R Hapse 22,S Lele 22,B Yadav 19; P Gawali 4/28,K Phutane 2/16)
Vengsarkar Cricket Academy: 122 for 6 in 20 overs (M Patil 20,P Shah 17,Y Kshirsagar 16; R Mule 3/24,S Kasbe 2/13) beat Jagtap Cricket Academy 111 for 5 in 20 overs (S Kasbe 29,S Tohphik 21; H Jagtap 2/18)