Successive wins for Bapuna XI
   Date :01-Nov-2022

Bapuna XI 
BAPUNA XI chased down Maharashtra Cricket Association’s tally of 341-8 with three balls to spare in a high-scoring league match of Under-25 Bapuna Cup (One-Day), played at the VCA Civil Lines ground on Monday.
The visiting team from Maharashtra rode on Harshal Kate’s 104 (98 balls) and Ranjit Nikam’s run-a-ball 68 to post a mammoth score in their allotted 50 overs.
Bapuna XI, however, chased down the target with three wickets and three balls to spare. Nayan Chavan made a splendid 96 off 98 balls for the home team. In the other match, played at the Jamtha Stadium, Dinshaw’s XI carved out a narrow two-run victory over Baroda Cricket Association.
Prerit Agarwal 106 (106 balls) and Aniruddha Choudhary 82 (99b) shared a big partnership as Dinshaw’s XI posted 278-7 in 50 overs. Baroda batsmen made a bold attempt with Harsh Desai 66 (87b) and Manan Solanki 65* (61b) leading the charge but Yash Kadam (4-39) and Sanmesh Deshmukh (2-48) bowled splendidly to squeeze out a narrow victory. The opening match of the tournament was played between Bapuna XI and Baroda CA. Bapuna XI got off to a winning start by posting a six-wicket victory.
The Bapuna Cup was inaugurated by Parheez Gimi, President, Bapuna Group of Industries at Civil Lines ground on Sunday. Chief Guest was Hemant Gandhi, Secretary, VCA while Sharad Padhye, Joint Secretary was guest of honour.