15/03/2014 … A blistering knock of 95 by Skipper Swapnil Asnodkar helped Dempo Cricket Club to gain a comprehensive 42-run win over Goa Colts at GCA Academy ground, Porvorim in the goa premier league match on Friday evening.
Swapnil, who shot to fame after his successful stint with Rajasthan Royals in the first edition of the IPL in 2008 in which they emerged triumphant, enthralled the sizeable crowd with his attacking instincts and a wide range of shots.
The diminutive batsman hit 11 fours and 4 massive sixes in his 57-ball knock that helped Dempo post 191 for 5 in 20 overs. Another batsman Saurav Dubey then took the onus on himself and hit a strokeful 46 to help his team reach a competitive total of 191/ 5 in its 20 overs
Chasing a target of 192, Goa Colts started well and reached 23 in just 3 overs before they lost their first wicket in the form of Hitendra Dalal who had made 18.
Goa Colts then lost four more wickets in quick succession making it 44 for 5.
Ganeshraj narvekar along with Prathamesh Salunke then tried their best to take their team home but after Ganeshraj was dismissed as Goa Colts made only 149 losing 8 wickets and lost the match by 42 runs.
Earlier, in the first match of Day 2, Chowgule Warriors defeated USA by 8 wickets. Batting first, USA made 126 for 9 in 20 overs with Vinod Peragaram being the top-scorer. Bipul Sharma and Saurabh Bandekar were among the wickets for Chowgule taking 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
In reply, riding on Asad Pathan’s strokeful 70 and a valuable 39 from Sumiran Amonkar, Chowgule reached the target in just 11.5 overs losing only two wickets.