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Gaikwad ton helps Cadence finish on top
Akshay Vaikar and Ganesh Gaikwad shone for table-toppers Cadence as they picked up three points for taking the first innings lead in their final match of the league phase against Cricket Masters Academy in the MCA senior invitational league. Vaikar ran through the Cricket Masters batting line-up as he picked up six wickets for just 27 runs. Chirag Khurana chipped in with two wickets for 18 runs as Cricket Masters could only manage 168 runs in their first innings. In reply, Cadence began brightly as openers Chirag Khurana scored 43 and Digambar Waghmare scored a half century. However, Cadence lost both openers in quick succession and were in danger of slipping. Ganesh Gaikwad scored a sparkling century and stitched two crucial partnerships with Prayag Bhati and Abhijeet Salvi to take Cadence to 408. Income Tax picked up three points against Raigad DCA in their final encounter. Raigad could only manage 187 runs in their first innings and Income Tax narrowly scraped past as they reached 199 and got the all-important three points. PYC also took three points from their encounter against Ambitious Sports Club. Ambitious Sports Club scored 151 runs in their first innings but PYC riding on Avadhoot Dandekar's fine 45 managed 205 and the three points.
Tech Mahindra, Infosys set up summit clash
In a lop-sided and low-scoring semifinals Tech Mahindra and Infosys scored comprehensive victories to set up final face-off in the Inter-IT T20 Cup cricket tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana ground. Infosys elected to field against Symantec after winning the toss. The match ended in less than 23 overs as Infosys mopped up the required runs in just 7.2 overs. Symantec was dismissed for 70 in 14.5 overs. Man-of-the-match Gaurav Singh hit 40 runs off 20 balls for Infosys. His knock was studded with 8 fours and one six, while Sandeep Abhyankar remained unbeaten on 15 after Infosys lost some wickets during the chase. In the other semifinal, Tech Mahindra routed HSBC GLT by 10 wickets after dismissing them for a paltry 89. HSBC's gamble of batting on a dew covered pitch backfired as their wickets fell in a heap. Chandrashekhar Bhat of Tech Mahindra was the wrecker-in-chief, picking four wickets, while Sachin Pimpalikar and Sushant Modani joined the party picking up a brace of wickets each to leave HSBC GLT in a precarious situation. Tech Mahindra openers went hammer and tongs scoring the required runs in just 10.4 overs. Openers Rohan Manekar and Madhu Kamat gave no chances to HSBC bowlers hammering them all over the ground. Manekar remained unbeaten on 50 scored off 40 balls with 8 fours while Kamat was on 40.
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