Shalini Bhalekar Trophy 2019: Lalchand Rajput XI emerge champions

Despite the match ending in a draw, Rajput XI earned three points on the basis of better (run/wicket) quotient and finished with a tally of 11 points to lift the title


Lalchand Rajput XI emerged champions of the 24th Shalini Bhalekar Trophy (boys’ under-23) Selection Trials cricket tournament 2019, organized by Mangesh Bhalekar in association with Dadar Parsi Zoroastrian (DPZ) Sports Club and conducted under the Mumbai Cricket Association.

The third and final round 3-day match, between Rajput XI and Chandrakant Pandit XI finished in a draw at the Cricket Club of India ground on Thursday.

In the second match, Jahangir Pithawala XI scored an outright 8-wicket win against Dilip Vengsarkar XI and picked up five valuable points at the DPZ ground, Dadar Maidan.

Rajput XI earned three points on the basis of better (run/wicket) quotient and they finished with a tally of 11 points and lifted the title. Pithawala XI with eight points finished second and claimed the runners-up prize. Pandit XI were third with five points and Vengsarkar XI without a single point were last.

Brief scores

Dilip Vengsarkar XI - 1st innings: 134 all out, in 27.3 overs & 2nd innings: 295 all out, in 73.3 overs lost to Jahangir Pithawala XI - 1st innings: 137 all out, in 35.3 overs & 2nd innings: 293 for 2 wickets, in 48.4 overs (Bhavay Taneja 70,

Lalchand Rajput XI - 1st innings: 570 for 6 wickets declared, in 140.5 overs Vs Chandrakant Pandit XI - 1st Innings: (overnight 80 for no loss, in 23 overs) 255 for 8 wickets, in 66 overs (Srujan Athawale 135, Sangram Bhalekar 78; Jayesh Pokhre 4 for 14). Match drawn. Rajput XI awarded 3 points on the basis of better (run/wicket) quotient.

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