Panwar's 163 helps in Mahanagar Telephone Nigam's win

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Mumbai, Jan 11 (UNI) Delhi boy Ravinder Panwar hammered an unbeaten 163 to help Mahanagar Telephone Nigam thrash National Mineral Development Corporation by 220 runs in the pre-quarterfinal of the All India Public Sector Cricket Tournament for the Air India Plate at RCF ground, Chembur, here today.

Ravinder batted for 125 minutes and his aggressive knock contained 15 fours as Mahanagar Telephone Nigam piled up 276 for five off 40 overs against National Mineral Development Corporation. In reply, National Mineral were shot out for 56 with Amit Singh claiming six for 22.

In another match Prasar Bharati batsmen made hay while hitting up 256 for six in the allotted 40 overs against HUDCO and then their bowlers took over and dismissed them for 128 with medium pacer Baljit Singh being their top destroyer with three for 36.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Shiva Kumar, Member (Personnel) and Vice President of the All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board at Elf ground.

The chief attraction of the tournament is the Mumbai-London-Mumbai ticket, which the hosts Air India will give to the Man of the tournament, in both the Air India Cup and Air India Plate events.

Brief scores: AT ELF GROUND: (Pre-quarterfinal): Prasar Bharati 256 for 6 off 50 overs (V.R.Hari n.o. 79, Mahesh Gadari 53, Raninder Singh 36; Ramesh Kumar 2 for 48) bt HUDCO 128 (Shashi Bhushan 28; Baljit Singh 3 for 36, Shailendra 2 for 27, Mohinder Vaity 2 for 20).

AT MCA KANDIVLI GROUND: (Pre-quarterfinal): Neyvelli Lignite Corpn 139 (B. Bhaskar 40; Saed Shaikh 4 for 7, Nishit Dulap 4 for 21) lost to New India Assurance 144 for 2 (Bhupesh Sawant n.o.

79, Salman Ahmed 29.

AT RCF GROUND: (Pre-quarterfinal): MTNL 276 for 5 (Ravinder Panwar n.o. 163; Asgar Ali 2 for 50) beat National Mineral Devp.

Corpn. 56 (Amit Singh 6 for 22).

AT MIG CC GROUND: (Quarterfinal): Coal India 85 (Amit Khaira 23; Sarik Petkar 5 for 29, Virendra Kambli 2 for 35, Chintan Shah 2 for 8) lost to RCF 86 for 2 (Sachin Kakdekar n.o. 30).

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