City’s Dhanwate National College trounced Shankaracharya Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT) , Raipur to emerge zonal champion in Red Bull Inter-College Cricket Tournament at Raipur.
Batting first DNC scored a huge total of 273 for five in 20 overs. Viupl Rathod slammed 80 runs in 38 balls hitting eight sixes and four boundaries. Akshay Dullarwar (79, 40b, 5×4, 6×6) and Saurabh Thubrikar (70, 34b, 9×4, 3×6) also batted well. For the Raipur team, Jasprit Singh claimed three wickets conceding 36 runs.
In reply, SIMT were bowled out for a paltry 118 in 16.3 overs. Vivek Dugga (58) tried his best but in vain. For DNC, Aman Mokhade and Tanmay Kale shared six wickets between them.
Rathod was declared man of the match. Best wicketkeeper prize went to Lokesh Margade. With this victory DNC have qualified for the national-level tournament. Principal of the college Dr Surendra Jichkar Dr Devendra Wankhede, Dr Subhash Dadhe, Prof. Jayant Jichkar and others have congratulated the team members and wished them best luck for future tournaments.