Dilip Vengsarkar XI finished the second day holding all the aces up their sleeve, and just six wickets away from a comprehensive innings win against Sunil Gavaskar XI in the three-day U-22 Cricket Tournament for the Madhav Mantri Trophy at Cross Maidan on Tuesday. Starting the day on 289 for 4, Vengsarkar XI stretched their first innings total to a massive 371 with Kaustubh Pawar adding seven runs to his overnight score of 141. Kaustubh Kolamkar too joined in the run-fest, helping himself to a half-century before his team were finally bowled out. Left-arm spinner Jay Nayak was the only Gavaskar XI bowler to shine, finishing with figures of 4/109, with Akshay Ghorpade playing his part with three scalps of his own.
That was the beginning of a disappointing day for Gavaskar XI as they were first bowled out for a mere 167 in their first innings, lasting a mere 37.3 overs, before being reduced to 50/4 second time around. It took pacer Javed Khan's cameo towards the end, an aggressive 61 that included eight sixes and two fours, for Gavaskar XI to even avoid a major embarrassment and cross the 150-run mark. Brief Scores: Dilip Vengsarkar XI 371 in 84.5 overs (Kaustubh Pawar 148, Siddesh Lad 61, Sanket Jadhav 41, Kaustubh Kolamkar 50; Jay Nayak 4/109, A Ghorpade 3/71) vs Sunil Gavaskar 167 in 37.3 overs (Javed Khan 61; Pratik Dabholkar 3/15, Amit Rao 3/52) and 50 for 4 in 19 overs; Sachin Tendulkar XI 131
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