Rupesh Bhaik and Kamlesh Waghire played strokeful knocks as their respective teams recorded victories in the ongoing 21st Inter-Press Cricket Tournament organised by Sports Journalists’ Association of Nagpur in association with OCW and State Bank of India on Sunday.
At Ambedkar College ground TOI drubbed Tarun Bharat by 74 runs. Batting first TOI scored 208 for five in 20 overs. Thanks to Bhaik who slammed 88. He was well supported by Subodh Ratnaparkhi (67) and Piyush Patil (20).
In reply, Tarun Bharat were all out for 135 in 18.3 overs. Nitin Baitule’s 63 run knock went in vain. For TOI, Sandeep Dabhekar and Vinay Panndey claimed two wickets each.
At Vasant Nagar ground The Hitavada recorded five-wicket victory over Sakal. batting first Sakal were all out for 110 in 17.5 overs. Pritesh Uchkalwar (29), Shubham Kathode (15) and Sarang Chavan (14) were main scorers. For The Hitavada Anupam Timothy claimed four wickets.
In reply, The Hitavada achieved the target in 15.2 overs. Kamlesh Waghire (45) and Anupam timothy (39) ensured the big win.
Former Vidarbha cricketer Col DD Deshpande distributed the man-of-the-match trophies.
At Ambedkar College ground
TOI: 208 for 5 in 20 overs (Rupesh Bhaik 88, Subodh Ratnaparkhi 67, Piyush Patil 20) beat Tarun Bharat: 135 all out in 18.3 overs (Nitin Baitule 63, Atul Shivankar 18, Nikhil Kelapure 13, Sandeep Dabhekar 2 for 14, Vinay Pandey 2 for 36) by 74 runs
At Vasant Nagar ground
Sakal: 110 all out in 17.5 overs (Pritesh Uchlkalwar 39, Shubham Kathode 15, Sarang Chavan 14, Anupam Timothy 4 for 20, Susheem Koley 2 for 16) lost to The Hitavada: 112 for 5 in 15.2 overs (Kamlesh Waghire 45, Anupam Timothy 39, Anil Kamble 2 for 24, Nilesh Doye 2 for 7)