Sports Reporter :
Baroda Cricket Association’s U-25 team defeated hosts Bapuna XI by six wickets to emerge victorious of the Bapuna Cup (One-Day) tournament played at VCA ground in Civil Lines on Friday. It was heart-breaking for Bapuna XI which had qualified for the final, having won all their three league matches. In a keenly contested final, Bapuna XI posted 233 in 49.1 overs. Aniket Pande scored run-a-ball 75 while Satyam Bhoyar scored a sedate 56. Baroda’s Dhruv Patel claimed three wickets for 40 runs. Baroda’s chase was perfectly anchored by Kinit Patel, who scored an unbeaten 118 off 152 deliveries to see his side home with one over to spare. Kinit, who was declared the man of the match for his fine knock, was well-supported by Shivalik Sharma (61).
Nachiket Bhute claimed all the four Baroda wickets to fall but it was not enough for his team. There was, however, some consolation for him as Nachiket was adjudged the best bowler for picking up eight wickets in the tournament. The individual award for the best batsman went to Nayan Chavan of Bapuna XI, who finished with a tally of 238 runs in four matches. Chief guest, Parheez Gimi, President of Bapuna Group of Industries, gave away the trophies. Brief scores: Bapuna XI: 233 All out in 49.1 overs: Aniket Pande 75 (76) 4x6, 6x2; Satyam Bhoyar 56 (97) 4x3, 6x1; Nachiket Bhute 29 (29) 4x1, 6x2. Dhruv Patel 3-40, Safvan Patel 2-55, Manan Solanki 2-61 lost to Baroda CA: 237-4 in 49 overs) Kinit Patel 118* (152) 4x9, 6x2; Shivalik Sharma 61 (84) 4x3, 6x2; Nachiket Bhute 4-48 by six wickets.