Dombivali Center Takes First Innings Lead in Drawn Encounter against Kharghar Center
In an exciting contest between Dombivali Center and Kharghar Center at the U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament, the match concluded in a draw with Dombivali Center taking the first innings lead. Both teams displayed their skills and fought hard throughout the game, making it a closely contested affair.
Kharghar Center won the toss and elected to bat first, hoping to set a formidable total for their opponents. The opening batsmen, Zishaan Choudhary and Suryansh Kumar, provided a solid start, contributing 52 and 49 runs respectively. Prabhajan Patade led the bowling attack for Dombivali Center, picking up three crucial wickets for 63 runs. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Kharghar Center declared their innings at 232/8 in 87.1 overs.
In response, Dombivali Center showcased their batting prowess and determination in their first innings. Yuvraj Mali was the standout performer with an impressive knock of 95 runs, falling just short of a century. Rohan Karindikar supported Mali with a well-played half-century, scoring 50 runs. Anirudha Nair also made a valuable contribution of 34 runs. Dhairyasheel Deshmukh posed a challenge for the Dombivali Center batsmen, taking four wickets for 57 runs. Dombivali Center declared their innings at 234/8 in 61.1 overs, securing a slim two-run lead over Kharghar Center.
In the second innings, Kharghar Center faced a daunting task of chasing down the target set by Dombivali Center. However, they adopted a cautious approach to ensure the match ended in a draw. In the limited overs available, Kharghar Center managed to score 34 runs for the loss of two wickets in 12 overs.
The match concluded in a draw, with Dombivali Center taking the first innings lead. Yuvraj Mali’s impressive innings and Prabhajan Patade’s bowling efforts were the highlights of the match. The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed an intense battle, highlighting the talent and determination of the young cricketers. Both teams displayed exceptional skills, making it an entertaining spectacle for the spectators.
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