PANAJI: After two successive defeats, Manas Mavericks registered their first victory of the Panjim Gymkhana Members League (PGML) on Matchday 4 as they held their nerve to beat LPK11 by five runs at PG ground, Campal, here on Sunday.
Having elected to bat first, Manas Mavericks posted a fighting score of 135/6 in 20 overs. Shailesh Miskin was the top scorer with 33 runs to his name with his 24-ball knock consisting three boundaries and a sixer. Sandeep Signapurkar contributed 28 runs.
Rajaram Kundaikar played a handy unbeaten inning of 22 runs (21 balls, three fours) and then delivered a crucial bowling performance (2/21) that included defending 8 runs in the final over. He was named the man of the match. CA Satish Dhume was the chief guest and gave away the prize.
LPK11 looked at ease, in the run chase after an aggressive start via opener Anup Kudchadkar. The captain struck five boundaries and two sixers in his 18-ball 36-run knock. Notable innings by brother duo of Anish (27) and Manish Kakode (24) kept LPK11 in the contest. The match turned at the late stage when Siddharth Ghanekar (23) was caught by Manas Mavericks captain Ilyas Naroo on the boundary in the 18th over.
Apart from Rajaram, Dattesh Priolkar took two wickets; while Jamir Carol, Ilyas Naroo and Shekhar Amonkar took one wicket each.
Brief scores: Manas Mavericks 135/6 (Shailesh Miskin 33, Sandeep Signapurkar 28, Rajaram Kundaikar 22 NO; Marwin Carvalho 2/13). LPK 11 130/9 (Anup Kudchadkar 36, Anish Kakode 27, Manish Kakode 24; Dattesh Priolkar 2/16, Rajaram 2/21).