Pune, June 20, 2023: Kolhapur Tuskers beat Solapur Royals by 26 runs on the strength of Kedar Jadhav (85 runs) and Ankit Bavane (63 runs) on the sixth day of the Sriram Capital Maharashtra Premier League cricket tournament organized by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). Second win recorded. Due to this victory, Kolhapur Tuskers team has jumped to the third position with 2 wins in 3 matches.
Solapur Royals team won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first match of the tournament which was held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Gahunje. Earlier, Kolhapur Tuskers registered their first win against Ratnagiri Jets. Solapur Royals team is yet to open its account of victory. After this result Solapur team now have two remaining matches and need to win this match. Also, the results of other matches must go by them.
In the match, Indian player Kedar Jadhav did a remarkable performance today and scored a brilliant century of 85 runs in 52 balls with 11 fours and 3 sixes. He was supported by Ankit Bavane, who became the architect of the team’s victory by scoring a century in the previous match, by scoring 63 runs in 47 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes. The opening pair got the team off to a strong start with a partnership of 154 off 97 balls.
The Solapur team in search of their first wicket finally got success in the 16th over. Spinner Sunil Yadav had Ankit Bavane caught off the last ball and ended the partnership. After that, in the very next over, Satyajit Bachav caught Kedar on the third ball and sent him back to the tent. Kolhapur team was in good shape with 156 for 2 in 16.3 overs. In the rest of the over, the bowlers of the Solapur Royals team made a strong comeback. Solapur’s Prathamesh Gawde (2-54), Satyajit Bachav (1-32), Pranav Singh (1-35), Sunil Yadav (1-36) bowled well and prevented the Kolhapur team from mounting a big challenge. Kolhapur’s middle order batsmen Sahil Autade (21 runs), Naushad Sheikh (7 runs), Taranjit Singh Dhillon (1 run) were quickly dismissed, and Kolhapur Tuskers’ innings collapsed to 186 runs for 5 in the stipulated over.
In reply to this, Solapur Royals managed to score 160 runs for 8 balls in 20 overs. Opening batsman Praveen Dishetti scored a moderate knock of 53 runs off 45 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. Praveen shared a partnership of 46 runs off 34 balls for the second wicket with Swapnil Phulpagar (19 runs). After that, the batsmen of the Solapur team were dismissed one after the other in the face of Kolhapur’s Manoj Yadav (3-26), Akshay Darekar (1-31), Atman Pore (2-22), Nihal Tusmad (1-29) and thus the challenge became more difficult. done Their innings could only score 160 for 8 and in this match Kolahpur team won by 26 runs. Kedar Jadhav was the man of the match.
Chatrapati Sambhaji Kings vs Ratnagiri Jets will be played tonight at eight o’clock. Ratnagiri Jets team will be eager to maintain their performance with a win in this match, on the other hand Chhatrapati Sambhaji Kings team is not yet in the mood and they are looking for their first win. So there is no doubt that this match between both the teams will be tough.
Detailed Competition Result:
Kolhapur Tuskers: 186 for 5 in 20 overs (Kedar Jadhav 85(52,11×4,3×6), Ankit Bavane 63(47,9×4,2×6), Sahil Autade 21, Prathamesh Gawde 2-54, Satyajit Bachav 1-32, Pranav Singh 1-35, Sunil Yadav 1-36) vs Solapur Royals: 160 for 8 in 20 overs (Praveen Dishetti 53(45,3×4,3×6), Atharva Kale 32 not out(23,4×4), Mehul Patel 22, Swapnil Phulpagar 19, Atman Pore 2- 22, Manoj Yadav 3-26, Akshay Darekar 1-31, Nihal Tusamad 1-29); Man of the Match-Kedar Jadhav; Kolhapur Tuskers won by 26 runs.
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