Shalini Bhalekar Trophy 2019: Kela, Jadhav slam unbeaten centuries

Resuming at the overnight score of 390 for 4 wickets in 87 overs, Rajput XI did not lose a single wicket as Kela scored a quick 119 runs not out

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Lalchand Rajput XI’s middle-order batsmen Pranav Kela and Onkar Jadhav dominated the Jahangir Pithawala XI bowlers as they both slamed unbeaten centuries to place their team in a strong position on the second day of their 3-day second round league match of the 24th Shalini Bhalekar Trophy (boys’ under-23) Selection Trials cricket tournament 2019. The tournament has been organized by Mangesh Bhalekar along with the Dadar Parsi Zoroastrian Sports Club. The matches were played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana I ground, Kandivali.

The tournament is being conducted under the auspices of the Mumbai Cricket Association.

Resuming at the overnight score of 390 for 4 wickets in 87 overs, Rajput XI did not lose a single wicket as Kela scored a quick 119 runs not out and Jadhav was unbeaten on 101 runs when they declared their first innings at 605 for 4 wickets in 142.5 overs. Rajput XI then added further misery to their opponents as Pithawala XI were struggling at 103 for 5 wickets in 28 overs in their first innings. Karan Shah was the only batsman to score a decent 34 runs.

In the second match, Dilip Vengsarkar XI snatched a slender 18 runs first-innings lead against Chandrakant Pandit XI. Vengsarkar XI had scored 308 in the first essay and despite Agni Chopra’s century knock of 107 runs and Srujan Athawale’s contribution of 64 runs Pandit XI managed to score 290 in 73 overs to surrender the advantage to Vengsarkar XI, who in their second innings are placed at 93 for 2 wickets. When Vengsarkar XI resume their innings they will enjoy an overall lead of 111 runs when play resumes on Thursday.

Brief scores:

Lalchand Rajput XI - 1st innings: 605 for 4 wickets declared, in 142.5 overs (Harshit Janwadkar 69, Bhupen Lalwani 72, Adeeb Usmani 112, Siddharth Akre 90, Onkar Jadhav 101 not out, Pranav Kela 119 not out) Vs Jahangir Pithawala XI - 1st innings: 103 for 5 wickets, in 28 overs (Karan Shah 34).

Dilip Vengsarkar XI - 1st innings: 308 all out, in 55.2 overs & 2nd innings: 93 for 2 wickets, in 25 overs (Dhanday Rudra 51) Vs Chandrakant Pandit XI - 1st innings: 290 all out, 73 overs (Srujan Athawale 64, Agni Chopra 107, Satyalaksh Jain 43, Parag Ovhal 5 for 95, Mohammad Saif Shaikh 4 for 66).

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