Debutants Geno Sports Club and Salgaocar Cricket Club register comfortable victories on the opening day of GPL-T20 2014


14/03/2014 … Debutants Geno Sports Club registered a comfortable 63 runs victory to stun Sarvodaya Royals of Sanguem in the opening match of 5th Yes Bank Goa Premier League cricket tournament organized by Goa Cricket Association at the GCA ground, at Porvorim on Thursday.

 In the first match where team Sarvodaya won the toss and elected to field first, Geno sports club got off to a perfect start with the right- left batting combination of openers Rohit Asnodkar and Mohit Sharma respectively making 177 for 4 in its allotted twenty over’s

 In reply, Sarvodaya were bundled out for 114 runs as Geno pacer Harshad Gadekar had a fiery start, clinching the wicket of Akshat Pandey on the first ball and then targeting Amogh Desai on the last ball of the very first over though Hemant  Shetgaonkar and Rahul Keni did provide some stability but Sarvodaya couldn’t hold up to the attack of rival bowlers of geno sports club and were bundled out for 114 runs

 Meanwhile in the second T20 match played under the new floodlights, Salgaocar Cricket Club crushed Cricket Russia by seven wickets.

 Russia won the toss and elected to bat first but only managed to score a mere 92 runs with Aditya Angle top scoring with 29 runs.

 Rithuraj Singh, Ramdayal Punia and Ryan D’Souza picked up two wickets each for Salgaocar CC.

 In reply, Salgaocar CC chased the target down in just 7.3 overs with man- ofthe- match Sagun Kamat scoring a blistering 54 runs of just 17 balls including six sixes and four boundaries.