Riding on Nitin Baitule’s all round performance (62 runs, four wickets) Tarun Barat drubbed Sakal by seven wickets to enter the qualifying round in the 21st Inter-Press Cricket Tournament organised by Sports Journalists’ Associaiton of Nagpur (SJAN) in association with OCW and SBI at Ambedkar College ground, here on Thursday.
Batting first, Sakal scored 129 all out in 18.1 overs. Thanks to tail ender Nilesh Doye who scored 49. He was ably supported by Shubham Kathawate (29).
In reply, Tarun Bharat chased the target in 16.2 overs losing just three wickets with Baitule slamming 62 with the help of seven boundaries and three sixes.
In the qualifiers, Lokmat will play Tarun Bharat, The Times of India will lock horns with Dainik Bhaskar while The Hitavada will clash with Punyanagari.
Sakal: 128 all out in 18.1 overs (Nilesh Doye 49, Shubham Kathwate 29, Nitin Baitule 4 for 24, Mannu Bawa 2 for 21) lost to Tarun Bharat: 130 for 3 in 16.2 overs (Nitin Baitule 62, Nikhil Kelapure 24, Sunil Kawle 12, Prajwal Harne 3 for 20)
Result: Tarun Bharat won by 7 wickets
MoM: Nitin Baitule