Mumbai : Defending champions Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania fashioned a seven-wicket win over Gokuldham to compete a hat-trick of titles, in the Association of ICSE Schools in Maharashtra (AISM) Regional T20 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament, organized by N.L. Dalmia High School, Mira Road, at the Police Gymkhana.
Electing to bat, Gokuldham were restricted to 95 for 4 in 15 overs as they struggled to find the gaps amidst tight bowling and fielding. Chasing a modest target, Singhania’s formidable batsmen that included skipper and man-of-the-match Dishan Rane were uninhibited as they smashed the ball at will all over the park.
While Rane, who hit the first century in the competition in five years in the quarter-finals, scored 44 with seven boundaries, it was left-handed Jaydeep Lutharia’s cameo of 23 that lit up the day-night championship round.
Lutharia’s entertaining innings came in 12 balls and included two sixes and a boundary. Rane and Lutharia put on 38 runs for the third wicket before Parth Ingle fired 16 off 17 balls with a boundary and a six.
Final: Gokuldham 95/4 in 15: (Ronit Thakur 29, Arya Pol 19*) lost to Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania 97/3 in 12.1: (Dishan Rane 44, Jaydeep Lutharia 23, Parth Ingle 16) by 7 wkts.
MoM: Dishan Rane.
Semi-finals: CNM 112/8 in 20: (Kabir Nanavati 28, Prakhar Gupta 3/14) lost to Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania 113/1 in 11.2: (Dishan Rane 53*) by 9 wkts.
MoM: Prakhar Gupta.
Gokuldham 122/4 in 20: (Aryan Shetty 50) bt Lilavati Poddar, Santacruz 68/9 in 20: (Arya Pol 3/16) by 34 runs.
MoM: Aryan Shetty.