Mahul Center and Dombivali Center Lock Horns in a Drawn Encounter As The Latter Wins
In a thrilling encounter in the Qualifier Round of the U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament, Mahul Center and Dombivali Center battled it out, resulting in a drawn match. Dombivali Center claimed the first innings lead, setting the stage for an intense competition between the two teams.
Mahul Center won the toss and elected to bat first, looking to put up a competitive total on the scoreboard. However, they faced a challenging task against the disciplined bowling attack of Dombivali Center. Mahul Center struggled to build partnerships as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Prabhanjan Patade and Aayush Ambekar proved to be a formidable bowling duo, taking four and three wickets respectively. Mahul Center was eventually bowled out for 53 runs in just 26.5 overs.
In response, Dombivali Center aimed to capitalize on their opponent’s low total and take control of the match. Anirudh Nair displayed excellent batting skills, scoring a resilient 63 runs. However, Aadesh of Mahul Center produced a remarkable bowling performance, claiming five wickets for 26 runs. Dombivali Center was bowled out for 120 runs in 42 overs, taking a crucial first innings lead.
With a lead in hand, Dombivali Center decided not to enforce the follow-on and instead chose to bat again. Mahul Center, determined to make a comeback, showcased resilience in their second innings. Saif Khan played a brilliant knock of 86 runs, well supported by Haridev Singh, who scored 41 runs. Aayush Ambekar starred once again with the ball, taking three wickets for 50 runs. Mahul Center declared their innings at 163/8 in 44.4 overs, setting a target for Dombivali Center.
In the final innings, Dombivali Center faced a challenging chase. However, with limited time remaining, they focused on securing a draw rather than pursuing the target. Dombivali Center reached 98/6 in 22 overs before the match ended in a draw. Both teams showcased commendable efforts with the bat and ball, resulting in a closely contested encounter.
The Qualifier Round match between Mahul Center and Dombivali Center ended in a draw. Dombivali Center claimed the first innings lead, reflecting their superior performance. The match was a testament to the skills and determination displayed by both teams. The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed an exciting contest, setting the stage for the upcoming matches in the tournament.