Harshad (97), Onkar (200*) & Puneet (104*) keep Mafatlal CC on top in the semis of Times Shield’18

Played between Future Group and Mafatlal Cricket Club at the Karnatak Cross Maidan. Future Group winning the toss elected to field first with an aim of restricting the opposition to a low total.

Harshad Khadiwale

Mafatlal CC who have been in great form as a team again gave a superb performance notching up 541//8 in 13 overs. Harshad Khadiwale who opened the innings scored a brilliant 97 falling 3 short of a deserving ton. Harshad who is one of the most prolific batsmen of Maharashtra showed his class at the top of the order. Even though, Mafatlal lost a few wickets in between, it was Onkar at no.5 changing the fortunes for his team. Left-handed Onkar Jadhav went on to smash one the best knocks of his career smashing an unbeaten 200* off 266 balls laced with 17 fours. Onkar kept his calm and batted for 373 minutes while also stitched a match winning partnership with Puneet Tripathy who scored 104 at no.7. Akshay Jambhekar with 4/117 was the pick of the bowlers for Future Group.

Puneet Tripathi (Sind Sports Club Team) 115 runs in 130 balls
Puneet Tripathi

Future Group in reply were 379/8 with opener Salman Ahmed scoring a gritty 116 and Sachin Yadav smashing 80 runs before the end of the game’s play where Mafatlal CC won the match on higher Quotient.

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