Pune. On the second day of the Maharashtra Premier League cricket tournament organized by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), the Eagle Nashik Titans beat Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Kings by 4 runs (Duckworth-Lewis rule) on the strength of Maharashtra Under-19 player Arshin Kulkarni (60 runs). .
Eagle Nashik Titans scored 195 for 6 in 20 overs in the first match on the second day in the first match of the tournament, which is going on at the stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association in Gahunje. Arshin Kulkarni scored 60 runs in 34 balls with the help of 3 fours and 5 sixes. Harshad Khadiwale supported Arshin by scoring 43 runs in 34 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes. The opening pair of Arshin and Harshad got the team off to a good start with a partnership of 99 runs off 64 balls. But at the same time, left-arm fast bowler Hitesh Walunj sent Arshin back to the tent with a catch on his bowling. After that, captain Rahul Tripathi (11 runs), India Under-19 player Siddesh Veer (7 runs), Mandar Bhandari (8) were quickly dismissed, and the rain started when they were struggling at 135 for 5 in 16 overs. After that, Dhanraj Shinde (35 runs) and Kaushal Tambe (21 runs) made the Nashik team a challenging score of 195.
In reply to this, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Kings team, who came to bat, were on 15 runs without loss in 8 balls, when the rain started again. Play was stopped due to rain and when play resumed, Chatrapati Sambhajinagar was set a revised challenge of 157 runs in 15 overs under the Duckworth Lewis rule. In this, Saurabh Navale 46(24,7×4), Murtaza Trunkwala 35(21,6×4) made a good start with a partnership of 63 runs. But Akshay Waikar dismissed Murtaza and Prashant Solanki dismissed Saurabh to add color to the match. After that, the fight given by Ranjit Nikam (24 runs) was insufficient and the Nashik team registered their first victory.
Eagle Nashik Titans next match will be played on June 18 against Solapur Royals at 2 PM and Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Kings will play Puneri Bappa at 8 PM on the same day. (MPL 2023 All-round Arshin stars in Nashik’s win at Maharashtra Premier League)
Detailed results of the competition
Eagle Nashik Titans- 195 for 6 in 20 overs
(Arshin Kulkarni 60(34,3×4,5×6), Harshad Khadiwale 43(34,3×4,2×6), Dhanraj Shinde not out 35(17,1×4,3×6), Rameshwar Daud 2 (-31, Shamsujma Kazi 2-31, Hitesh Walunj 1-24)
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings- 152 for 6 in 15 overs
(Saurabh Navale 46(24,7×4), Murtaza Trunkwala 35(21,6×4), Ranjit Nikam not out 24(18), Rajvardhan Hungergekar 21, Akshay Waikar 2-22, Prashant Solanki 1-20); Man of the Match- Arshin Kulkarni; Eagle Nashik Titans won by 4 runs.
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