Deshpande, Borwankar sparkle

Superb knocks by Dinesh Borwankar and Pawan Deshpande guided Bangalore Zone to a commanding position against Mysore Zone on the opening day of the two-day under-25 cricket tournament for SA Srinivasan Memorial trophy at the JIRS ground here on Saturday.

Batting first, Bangalore posted a mammoth 479 for four before declaring their innings closed after 89.2 overs. Bowrankar smashed a belligerent unbeaten 200 (180b, 25x4, 1x6)m while Deshpande made a relatively sedate 133 off 166 balls with 18 hits to the fence. Zeeshan Ali Syed too chipped in with an unbeaten fifty.

Brief scores: Bangalore Zone: 479/4 decl in 89.2 overs [Abhijith AP 40, Pawan Deshpande 133, Dinesh Borwankar 200 n.o., Zeeshan Ali Saayed 51 n.o.) vs Mysore Zone: 10/1 in 3.2 overs.

Mangalore Zone: 284 all out in 88.3 overs (Nasrulla 34, Nishath Raj 30, Adithya Rai 37, Muthahir 34; Bharath Kondoji 4-86, Abdul Majid 3-42) vs Combined City XI: 91/1 in 21 overs (Kaunian Abbas 56 n.o., Liyan Khan 33 n.o.).

Tumkur Zone: 293 all out in 84.1 overs (Rahul HP 76, HK Vishwanath 36, Pavan Kumar GT 62; Daivik Vishwanath 4-81, Dishanshu Negi 4-41) Secretary’s XI: 42/2 in 21 overs (Pavan Kumar GT 2-5).

President’s XI: 342/9 decl in 89.5 overs (Sadiq Kirmani 153 n.o., Kranthi Kumar 50, Abhishek Bhatt 35, Sinan Abdul Khadeer 35, Suchith J 31; Rajesh M 4-69, Karthiyekayan 2-39) vs Shimoga Zone: 33/2 in 11 overs (Abhsiehk Bhatt 2-18).

Bangalore City XI: 215 all out in 67.5 overs (Samarth R 67, Stalin Hoover 94, Nihal F Shilar 61, Avinash B 2-64, Sanjeev Nayak 4-54) vs Raichur Zone: 63/4 in 39 overs (IG Anil 2-8, Sandesh Satish 2-12).

Vice President’s XI: 347 all out in 90 overs (Prathap 76, Nishanth Shekawath 64, Sharath Srinivas 53, Prateeksh 42; Ganesh Aihole 6-122, Bipin 3-53) vs Dharwad Zone: 57/2 in 17 overs (Shishir Bhavane 28 n.o.; P Magizhendan 2-31).

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