Talim Shield: Parsee Gymkhana, Mumbai Police in Semis
Mumbai, October 17: Defending champions Parsee Gymkhana and Mumbai Police Gymkhana comfortably won their respective quarter-final matches of the MCA organsied Padmakar Talim Shield (T20) Cricket Tournament 2020-2021.
Parsee Gymkhana continued with their impressive winning form and inflicted a 30-run defeat on challengers Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy at the Wankhede Stadium, Churchgate on Sunday.
In the second quarter-finals, Mumbai Police Gymkhana charged to a solid 8-wicket victory against strong contenders Parkophene Cricketers at the Cricket Club of India ground.
Put in to bat first, Parsee Gymkhana bolstered by Sachin Yadav’s unbeaten half century knock of 52 runs amassed a challenging total of 187 runs for the loss of 4 wickets from 20 overs. Akarshit Gomel (44 runs) and Aditya Tare (33 runs) played good supporting roles. In reply, D.Y. Patil could only score 157 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs. Hardik Tamore with 46 runs top-scored for D.Y. Patil, while Parag Khanapurkar picked up 3 for 35 to secure Parsee Gym’s win.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police dominated the match and with some disciplined bowling and restricted Parkophene Cricketers to a low score of 107 for 6 wickets from their quota of 20 overs. Japjeet scored 42 runs while Mumbai Police’s Sachin Shinde grabbed 2 for 30 runs. The Policemen easily chased the winning target making 109 for the loss of just 2 wickets in 15.3 overs. Kastubh Pawar slammed an unbeaten 57 runs to steer the Mumbai Police to victory and semi-final meeting with Parsee Gymkhana.
Brief scores (quarter-finals): Parsee Gymkhana 187/4 in 20 overs (Sachin Yadav 52*, Akarshit Gomel 44, Aditya Tare 33) beat Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy 157/9 in 20 overs (Hardik Tamore 46, Parag Khanapurkar 3/35). Result: Parsee Gymkhana won by 30 runs.
Parkophene Cricketers 107/6 in 20 overs (Japjeet Randhawa 42; Sachin Shinde 2/30) lost to Mumbai Police Gymkhana 109/2 in 15.3 overs (Kaustub Pawar 57*). Result: Mumbai Police Gymkhana won by 8 wkts.