Don Bosco, Panjim put up an excellent performance to thrash VM Salgaocar Law, Mira Mar by 90 runs to clinch the men’s inter-college cricket title organized by Goa University at University ground, Taleigao.
Defending champions Salgaocar won the toss and elected to field first. Don Bosco scored a mammoth 162/4 in 20 overs. Jonathan Faleiro 49, Tushar Narvekar 45, Jagannath Gadekar 28, Devendra Mesta 18. Sachit Mauskar 1/13, Kyle Ticlo 1/27.
In reply, Salgaocar batsmen tried to attack every ball and thus lost wickets at regular intervals. They were bundled out for 72 runs in 13.4 overs. Vithalraj Sangodkar 29, Narendra Harmalkar 11. Tushar Narvekar 2/19, Devendra Masta 2/10, Milind Naik 3/18, Gautam Kankonkar 2/4.
Tushar Narvekar of Don Bosco was adjudged man-of-the-match for his all-round performance. Vithalraj Sangodkar of Salgaocar was declared best batsmen scoring a total of 202 runs. Jaganath Gadekar (124 runs and 12 wickets) of Don Bosco was awarded the best player of the tournament award.
Don Bosco team: Jaganath Gadekar (captain), Devendra Mesta, Sujitesh Mandrekar, Jonathan Faleiro, Gautam Kankonkar, Sanket Jotkar, Sahunak Verekar, Akshay Madkaikar, Tushar Narvekar, Elroy Pinto, Milind Naik, Yogesh Mandrekar, Siddesh Chopdekar, Neel Sanzgiri, Vibhinav Shirodkar.
VM Salgaocar team: Vithalraj Sangodkar, Pravin Gawas, Kyle Sousa Ticlo, Deepesh Shetkar, Aditya Kamat, Govind Kundargi, Rohit Harmalkar, Narendra Harmalkar, RamKrishna Shetye, Sachit Mauskar, Suraj Shitole, Aditya Naik, Nilkanth Gharkar, Rohan Parulekar, Prajal Shetye, Vishram Ghogle.
Dr S R Rao, principal of VM Salgaocar College was the chief guest and gave away the prizes. [H]