MCA, ONGC, PCA emerge winners in JP Atray

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Chandigarh, Sep 25 (UNI) A breezy century by southpaw Hiken Shah (122 off 112 balls) enabled Mumbai Cricket Association Colts to rout ITC Delhi by 86 runs in a league match of 14th All India JP Atray Cricket Tournament at the Sector 3 Cricket Stadium in Panchkula today.

MCA Colts won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Anand Singh and Praful Waghela put on 43 runs for the first wicket before Anand departed at his individual score of 18 runs.

Skipper Hiken Shah stepped in at the fall of the first wicket and added 64 runs for the second wicket with Praful and 95 runs for the third wicket partnership with Anup Revenkar. Hiken Shah completed his century with a timely-executed cover drive off Deepak Sharma.

Shah's knock off 122 runs came in 112 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and two sixes. Hiken was ably supported by Praful Waghela (53) and Anup Revenkar (33). None of the other batsman could reach double figures as wickets were tumbling at regular interval.

Parveen Gupta was the most successful bowler for the ITC XI as he took three wickets at the cost of 46 runs. Bablu Kumar captured two wickets for 47 runs.

MCA Colts piled up a total of 257 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in allotted 50 overs.

Chasing a respectable total, ITC Delhi were never in chase as except Deepak Sharma(57) and Pardeep Chawla (34) none of the other batsmen could contribute and were bundled out for 171 runs with 9.5 overs to spare.

Meanwhile, at the DAV School Sector 8 here, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation routed Tripura by 105 runs and secured a bonus point to brighten their chances to qualify for semi-finals.

ONGC won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 233 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs.

Rizwan Shamshad was the main contributor for the ONGC team as he scored 84 runs in 92 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two sixes. Left arm spinner Tushar Saha was most successful bowler for Tripura as he scalped three wickets for 46 runs.

At the PCA Stadium in Mohali, Punjab Cricket Club defeated Bharat Petrolium Corportaion Ltd by 19 runs.

BPCL won the toss and opted to field first. Due to fine bowling spells by BPCL bowlers PCC managed to score only 199 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in allotted 46 overs. Seasoned campaigner Pankaj Dharmani was the main scorer for the PCC XI.

Chasing the target BPCL could manage only 180 runs before getting bundled out with five balls to spare. Right arm off spinner Vishwas Bhalla was wrecker in chief for PCC XI as he took four wickets at the cost of 24 runs which also includes a hat trick. For his this effort Bhalla was declared Man of the Match.

Tomorrow's fixtures: ONGC vs State Bank of Mysore at St John's Schoo, Sector 26 Chandigarh. Tripura vs IndianOil at Sector 3 Cricket Sadium Panchkula.


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