Photo Credits: The Goan Everyday
Porvorim Warriors and Mandovi Parivar-Canacona moved into the quarter-finals of the 1st Manohar Parrikar Trophy T20 cricket tournament organised by Yuva de Goa in association with Pilerne Cricket Club, at GCA academy ground, Porvorim on Saturday.
The highlight of the day was a masterly knock by Goan batting legend and former Ranji Trophy captain Swapnil Asnodkar, who became the first player to score a century in the Manohar Parrikar Trophy.
Powered by Swapnil's strokeful 117 runs off 59 balls, Porvorim Warriors posted a huge total of 200/5 after being put in to bat by Dukes Cricketers. The 37-year-old Swapnil hit 17 boundaries and 3 sixes in his ton while Rajshekhar Harikant (29) was the other major contributor.
In their reply, Dukes never looked like they were in the contest before being all out for 106 in 18 overs. Captain Deepesh Mhaldar with 29 (24 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) and Milind Chodankar with 20 runs, were their top two run-getters.
For Porvorim Warriors, Nikesh Panjikar took three wickets while Manish Kakode had two scalps. Ruthvik Naik, Fardeen Khan and Reagan Pinto claimed one wicket each.
Earlier on the Matchday 2, Mandovi Parivar-Canacona cruised to a 10-wicket victory over Union Sports Club Valpoi. Mandovi's Sherbahadur Yadav produced a man-of-the-match performance, grabbing 6 wickets for just 12 runs.
Union Sports Club were dismissed for just 78 runs in 16.5 overs after Mandovi Parivar won the toss and elected to bowl. Pratham Kosamba (28), Pandurang Gaonkar (12) and Saniket Palkar (10) got into double digits for Union in the face of some accurate bowling. Deepraj Gaonkar took two while Avishkar Mone claimed one wicket.
Mandovi Parivar raced to 79/0 in 8 overs with Goa Ranji Trophy all-rounder Deepraj (49, 6 fours & 3 sixes) and captain and experienced Ranji Trophy batsman Snehal Kauthankar (24, 2 sixes) remaining unseparated at the top of the batting order.