Shrikant Bhalerao hammered a century as The Hitavada drubbed Loksatta by a huge margin of 113 runs in the OCW-SJAN Inter-Press Cricket Tournament at Vasant Nagar ground, here on Thursday.
The tournament has been organised in association with OCW, SBI and HCL Technologies.
Batting first The Hitavada piled up 203 for three in 20 overs. Bhalerao played a fabulous unbeaten knock of 101 hitting 16 boundaries and two sixes. Kamleshh Waghire (51) too batted well.
In reply, the Loksatta were restricted to 90 for 8 in 20 overs. Avishkar Deshmukh and Ajinkya Dalal scored 14 runs each.
Vice-principal of Dr Ambedkar College Deekshabhoomi Dr Arvind Joshi handed over the man-of-the-match trophy to Shrikant Bhalerao.
On Friday the last league match will be played between Lokmat and Deshonnati at the same venue.
The Hitavada: 203 for 3 in 20 over (Shrikant Bhalerao 101*, Kamlesh Waghire 51, Anupam Timothy 18, Harsh Datir and Ajinkya Dalal one wicket each)
Loksatta: 90 for 8 in 20 overs (Avishkar Deshmukh and Ajinkya Dalal 14 each, Dhananjay Khedikar 12, Susheem Koley 3 for 19, Shrikant Bhalerao 2 for 5)
Result: Loksatta won by 113 runs
Kingsway MOM: Shrikant Bhalerao