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Goan Tuskers start with a win
Goa Tuskers began their Goa Corporate league battle with an impressive three run win over DY Patil in their inaugural match oat GCA Academy ground on Saturday. The hosts won the toss and opted to bat and began scoring with earnest with the top three batsmen- Sagun kamat , Swapnil Asnodkar and Suyesh Prabhudesai with contributions that left the rest of the team mates with a window to further consolidate the score. Openers Sagun Kamat and Swapnil Asnodkar both contributed with knocks of 31 of 18 balls and 35 of 24 balls respectively.However, it was a valiant 68 of 41 balls that really anchored Goan Tuskers score through the evening. The trio helped Goan Tuskers wind up the twenty overs with a score of 196 for five in the alloted twenty overs. DY Patil started on a shaky note losing the first three wickets with just ten runs on board. However, Mandeep singh put his team back in victory contention with a timely 60 of 38 balls.swapnil singh too tried to make a ight with a defiant 34 of 13 balls. but it was Goan Tusker bowler Subod Bhatt who had other plans for the visitors. subod finished with figures of five wickets in four overs to later claim the man of the match award which was presented by Dr Anil desphande in the presence of GCA Committee member Arun Bbicholkar.