Ambernath Rising Cricket Club race to the final of Thane Premier League

Ambernath Rising Cricket Club handed a crushing seven-wicket defeat to Boys Cricket Club in the semi-final of Thane Premier League on Tuesday at the Dadoji Konddev Stadium.

Asked to bat first, Boys Cricket Club posted 160/8 in 20 overs. Opening batter Aditya Rawat picked up from where he had left in the quarter-final and struck another fine half-century. Rawat muscled 69 runs from 41 balls, including four fours and five sixes. Like Rawat, Harshal Jadhav too smashed back-to-back fifties as he mustered 54 runs from 36 balls, including three fours and four sixes. For Ambernath Rising Cricket Club, Prathamesh Mahale, Parikshit Valsangkar, and Bhavin Darji scalped two wickets apiece.

In reply, Ambernath Rising Cricket Club cruised to the target in 16.4 overs at the loss of just three wickets. Anil Ronanki provided a perfect start to the run chase with a 24-ball 49, including eight fours and a six. Later, Prasad Pawar (54*; 24b, 4×3, 6×2) and Shreeraj Gharat (39*; 30b, 4×1, 6×2) completed the formalities at a canter. 

With this stellar win, Ambernath Rising Cricket Club are set to play the final of the Thane Premier League.


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