13 Apr 2024  |   05:54am IST

Manas Panjim Gym top group, Geno SC beat Dempo CC

Team Herald

PANJIM: Manas Panjim Gymkhana scored their second consecutive win to top the group, while Desserts N'More Geno Sports Club opened their campaign with a win against Dempo Cricket Club in the Bandodkar T20 League organised by Panjim Gymkhana, at Panjim Gymkhana ground, Campal, here, on Friday. 

Manas Panjim Gymkhana registered another impressive win in the tournament as they chased down defending champions Salgaocar Cricket Club's total of 141/9 in an emphatic manner, reaching 145/4 in 18.1 overs with captain Snehal Kauthankar (59 not out; 4x6, 6x2) being the top-scorer. Ishaan Gadekar contributed 41 runs, while Sohraab Dhaliwal chipped in with 23 runs.

Left-arm pacer Amit Yadav's five-wicket haul was instrumental in changing the course of Salgaocar CC inning as they collapsed after the opening partnership of 89 runs between Prathamesh Gawas (53) and Aditya Suryawanshi (34). Amit (5/16) was named man of the match. Panjim Gymkhana Managing committee member Sarfraz Sheikh presented the award.

Earlier in Group A, Desserts N'More Geno Sports Club consigned Dempo CC to their second loss in the group stage as they reached 164/6 in 18.1 overs after Dempo, who were put into bat, posted a total of 163/8.

Puneet Mishra (59 off 37 balls; 4x9, 6x1) and Soham Panvalkar (46 not out) were the chief run-getters for Dempo. Mehank Dharwadkar was the pick of the bowlers for Geno, picking 3 wickets. Mohit Redkar took 2 wickets while captain Darshan Misal claimed one wicket.

Geno opener Anand Tendulkar guided the Mapusa-based Club into the semi-finals with a responsible unbeaten knock of 56 runs. He played according to the situation and was involved in two crucial partnerships, first with Pukhraj Mann (50) where the second-wicket stand was worth 64 runs; while the fifth-wicket partnership with Vasu Tiwari (25) yielded 43 runs. Dempo's Vikas Singh and Rohan Bogati took two wickets each.

Tendulkar was named man-of-the-match. Panjim Gymkhana managing committee member Narahar Thakur presented the award.


Idhar Udhar