Well, it was fireworks at the PTVA Ground as an exhibition tournament named ASPA Cricket Tournament was conducted on 16.12.18 with three teams namely Sathaye Staff, Sathaye ASPA Members and Sathaye Present Members taking on each other for the coveted trophy. Three matches were conducted with each match of 6 overs each which ensured that a lot of hitting and entertainment was assured.
The 1st match between Sathaye Staff and ASPA Members was an entertaining one where in Sathaye Staff despite a big total to chase won the match successfully thanks to some brilliant hitting by Indulkar.
Indulkar came up with a blazing 40* as the chase got easier for Sathaye staff.
In the 2nd match where Sathaye Staff took on the Present Students. Sathaye Staff could not post a big total scoring 46 runs in 6 overs. The young batters of Present Students chased it down with ease as Abhishek Surve (21*) and Nikhil Kadam (18*) came up with crucial cameos.
In the 3rd and the final match which was a decider between the Present Students and ASPA members, the ASPA team struggled to make a defendable total giving a target of mere 27 runs to the in form Present Students team. Much to the entertainment of his team mates as well as the spectators, opener Darshan Bhange finished of the game in the most stylish manner hitting 5 sixes in the very first 5 balls of the innings. Darshan single handedly chased down the total scoring 30* off 5 balls ( 5sixes) as he displayed some amazing hitting abilities which led his team to a title win of the ASPA Cricket Tournament’18.
Sathaye staff vs Sathaye ASPA members
ASPA members batting
Salvi sir- 31*
Sathaye staff won the match
Sathaye staff vs Sathaye presents students
Sathaye Staff won the toss & elected to field first
Sathaye staff total score-46
Sathaye Presents student– win the match
Sathaye Present students vs Sathaye ASPA members
Sathaye ASPA members won the toss and batting first
Sathaye ASPA members-26 runs and
Sathaye Present Students
Darshan bhange-30* off 5 balls
Sathaye Present Students win the match with Darshan Bhange finishing off the match in style.
Results: Sathaye Present students clinch the finals and win the tournament under their skipper Jay Torwandkar.
Match Analysis & Report by
Haineel Shah (Editor)