Yogesh Takawale strikes form, remains unconquered

Unbeaten in both innings, the wicket-keeper scored a total of 190 runs in the match against Arunachal Pradesh.

Yogesh Takawale plays for SoBo Supersonics in T20 Mumbai.

Yogesh Takawale struck form in the Ranji Trophy after he notched up an unbeaten century and a fifty in Nagaland's Plate Group match against Arunachal Pradesh at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium in Sovima, Dimapur keeping his side in a solid position in the match.

Choosing to bat first, Nagaland made a solid start to their innings as Yogesh Takawale walked out to the crease with the score at a firm 334/4 with centurion Shrikant Mundhe at the other end, who soon departed for 166 and the score at 340/5.

He then partnered Sedezhalie Rupero to forge a 138-run stand for the sixth wicket as Nagaland piled on the runs. While Rupero departed after a fifty, Yogesh Takawale continued with Nagaland eventually declaring at 534/7.

While Mundhe top-scored for the side, Yogesh Takawale remained not out on 117, taking 162 balls amounting to a strike rate of 72.22 as he struck 14 fours during his innings. It was the 35-year-old's fifth first-class century in his 34th match.

After Mumbai captain Aditya Tare's century against Tamil Nadu, Yogesh Takawale was the second wicket-keeper to do so in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy.

Arunachal Pradesh's Rahul Dalal became the third keeper when he scored a mammoth 267* as his side managed 460, trailing the home side by 74 runs at the end of their innings.

In the second innings, Nagaland were in a spot of a bother at 91/5 and a lead of 165. It was here when Yogesh Takawale teamed up with Shrikant Mundhe to put on 111 for the sixth wicket.

Yogesh Takawale, a SoBo Supersonics player in the T20 Mumbai league, ended up unbeaten on 73 for a match aggregate 190, not out in both his innings.

Nagaland eventually declared at 259/7 setting Arunachal Pradesh a target of 334 to win, with the match eventually ending in a draw.

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