Despite A Ganiga Century Thane Center Takes First Innings Lead in Drawn Encounter against Andheri Center

In an exciting clash between Thane Center and Andheri Center at the U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament, the match concluded in a draw with Thane Center claiming the first innings lead. Both teams displayed their skills and fought hard, making it a closely contested affair.

Andheri Center won the toss and elected to bat first, hoping to put up a challenging total on the board. However, they faced a disciplined bowling performance from Thane Center’s bowlers. Akshat Jain top-scored for Andheri Center with a valiant knock of 32 runs. Nevertheless, Joshva Kothari of Thane Center wreaked havoc with his exceptional bowling, claiming an impressive six-wicket haul for 30 runs. Andheri Center was bowled out for 103 runs in 29 overs.

In response, Thane Center commenced their first innings with determination to secure a crucial lead. Smin Keni, Amanat Hussain, and Abhinav Sharma contributed with scores of 42, 34, and 32 respectively. Vedant Bane provided breakthroughs for Andheri Center, taking three wickets for 30 runs. Thane Center managed to reach a total of 148 runs in 50.2 overs.

With a lead of 45 runs, Thane Center stepped onto the field for their second innings. Yash Ganiga played a magnificent unbeaten innings, scoring an impressive 105 runs to propel Thane Center’s innings forward. Thane Center declared their second innings at 177/6 in 57.5 overs, setting a target of 223 runs for Andheri Center to win the match.

In their pursuit of the target, Andheri Center faced a challenging task against Thane Center’s bowling attack. They managed to score 49 runs for the loss of three wickets in 11 overs before the match concluded, resulting in a draw.

The match concluded with Thane Center taking the first innings lead. Yash Ganiga’s exceptional century and Joshva Kothari’s outstanding bowling performance were the highlights of the match. The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed a closely fought contest, showcasing the talent and determination of young cricketers.

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