Vangani Center Takes First Innings Lead in Drawn Encounter against Kalyan Center

The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed an enthralling battle between Kalyan Center and Vangani Center, which concluded in a draw with Vangani Center taking the first innings lead. Both teams showcased their cricketing skills and fought hard, creating an exciting contest for the spectators.

Kalyan Center won the toss and decided to bat first. They got off to a decent start with Aditya HS and Harsh Patil displaying resilience at the crease. Aditya HS remained unbeaten on 32 runs, while Harsh Patil contributed 31 runs. Himanshu Singh of Vangani Center posed a challenge for the Kalyan Center batsmen, taking four wickets for 51 runs. Kalyan Center declared their first innings at 111/8 in just 17.5 overs, aiming to put pressure on Vangani Center.

In response, Vangani Center displayed determination and fought back with their batting prowess. Shubham Gupta and Harshal Mhatre led the charge with scores of 55 and 45 runs respectively. Deveshu Desale showcased his bowling skills for Kalyan Center, picking up three wickets for 28 runs. Vangani Center was eventually bowled out for 180 runs in 45.1 overs, taking a crucial first innings lead.

In their second innings, Kalyan Center aimed to put up a better batting display to secure a draw in the match. Harsh Patil played a brilliant knock of 90 runs, leading the charge for his team. Aditya VS provided valuable support with a well-played innings of 77 runs. Deven Yadav bowled impressively for Vangani Center, taking four wickets for 44 runs. Kalyan Center reached a total of 235/8 in 68.3 overs before the match concluded.

The match ended in a draw, with Vangani Center taking the first innings lead. Harsh Patil’s excellent innings and the bowling performances of Himanshu Singh and Deven Yadav were the highlights of the match. The U16 Kalpesh Koli tournament witnessed a closely fought contest, showcasing the talent and determination of young cricketers.

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