COEP Zest 2013 Cricket Tournament: League Round-up
Zest, the annual festival of the College of Engineering Pune is in progress — and part of that is the much-awaited cricket tournament. But this year, it’s bigger and better with Chauka. By using Chauka to organize the tournament, COEP is demonstrating that its abreast of the times! COEP is the first college in India to use the cricketing platform and mobile app created by Chauka.in.
The league games of this knockout tournament are complete and quarter-finals are about to start. Already we have seen some exciting performances both with the bat and the ball. You are missing a lot of fun if you are not following the daily match updates on Chauka’s Facebook page. But we have recapped some of the interesting info for you below. Click on the match titles for the scorecards.
A great innings by Paramvir Singh of AIT was countered by the group effort of Anirudh Jodha, Sanket Aikal, Himanshu Kamat andMaaz Shaikh. Amit Kumar took 4 wickets and the rest of the bowlers — Avinash Tahakik, Sourabh Targe and Ankit Agrawal — kept up really good economy and took one wicket each.
PICT was on the receiving end this time. The batsmen (especially Ankit Agarwal) were on fire but MMCOE paced their runs well, and with good stability outdid PICT. Devendra Pawar had a half-century and Suraj Tidke came very close.
No single big score but everyone chipped in for AISSM. Swapnil Dhere 20 (12), Manish Dorkhande 18(36), Akshay Bharambe 14 (9) and Kunal Kate 12 (18). Sagar Aghav and Ajinkya Shitole took 2 wickets each, while Vivek Tiwari and Shubham Dhawale took wicket each. Vivek Tiwari and Mohan Pharate had the best economy in the match with 2 and 3 runs per over respectively. It was team effort all the way for AISSMS.
The first explosive performance of the tournament came from Rajnikanth and Amarsing. Rajnikant with an amazing strike rate of 242 (63 runs/26 balls) and Amarsing with 157 (33 runs/21 balls) carried Rajgad to easy victory. Captain Anna took 3 wickets while Rajnikant and Ajay took one each.
While MMIT batsmen Sachin Pilwan and Atish Kore tried their best they could not out match the pace of the runs scored by Rajgad. Bowlers Vikas Jare and Kiran Watekar did a good job by taking two wickets and tried to restrict Rajgad’s running machine.
COEP put up a powerful performance with the bat as Onkar Pande 81 (58), KD Waghmare 32 (28) and Vicky Gosavi 15 (7) all chipped in. COEP was as effective with the ball: their bowlers kept taking wickets. Shakya Munghate took 3 while Asim Shaikh and Yash Dalvi took 2 each and Onkar Pande took one wicket.
The best batting performance of the match came from Vikram Akshali as he hit nine chaukas and 2 great sixes. This was countered well by a great partnership between Ravi Giri and Santosh Yerme along with a hat trick by Santosh Yerme. Ravi came close to Vikram’s numbers with 8 chaukas but ended up in a losing cause. Akash Bhandwalkar and Santosh Yerme had the best economy in the match with around 2 runs/over.
Walchand COE was on fire and we saw a very one-sided game. With almost every player scoring runs and almost every bowler taking a wicket, it was great team play by the Walchand guys. Rajgad bowlers did their best to stop the runs, and almost everyone took a wicket, but losing Rajnikant’s wicket early proved quite costly for the team. Amarsinh and Somnath tried their best but could not completely cover the loss.
- GCOE, NASHIK vs Maeers MIT
- COEP vs AISSMS
- MMCOE E vs MIT AOE
- Walchand vs R H Sapat
The semi-finals will be on 26th and the final is on 27th January. Don’t forget to like the Chauka page on Facebook to get daily updates. And watch this space!