Pandey’s 5 Helps Mahindra Win In The Times Shield D Division
Lilavati Hospital SC took on Mahindra Logistics LTD in a Times Shield D division game. Mahindra won the toss and elected to bowl first at Bengal CC in Shivaji Park.
With a bid to set a competitive total, Lilavati set out to bat but could manage only 205 after being dismissed in the 45th over of the game. After a top order collapse, Rupesh Kondalkar steadied the ship in the middle order by contributing invaluable 51 off 64 balls. Apart from him, Vishal Shinde scored 44 in quick successions down the order to push the total. Mahindra’s bowlers displayed incredible skill to restrict Lilavati but it was Abhishek Pandey’s spell which gave Mahindra the upper hand. In his 9 overs, Pandey bowled 2 maiden overs and conceded only 15 runs as he claimed an invaluable 5 wickets.
In reply, Mahindra sealed the victory with comparative ease. Opener Kushal Dawane high scored with 71 off 101 anchoring the innings from one end. Ihsaan Amin (35 off 41) and Sameeran Chalke (45 off 39) provided the finishing touch as Mahindra won the game by 7 wickets in hand in the 39th over itself.