Mumbai advances in Buchi Babu Tourney

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Chennai, Sep 5 (UNI) Defending champions Mumbai defeated Tripura by eight wickets and gained four points on the first day of the second-round Buchi Babu Memorial Cricket Tournament at the M A Chidambaram stadium here today.

Tripura was in dire-straits right from the word go as they could not withstand the fiery spell of Harmeet Singh, who scalped five wickets for a mere 33 runs, after Mumbai elected to field first.

Tripura were losing their wickets at regular intervals and except for Rajib Datta, who resisted the torrid pounding from Harmeet and scored a half-century in 146 balls, studded with seven fours and one six and Rajib Saha with his painstaking 44, studded with six boundaries in 134 balls, others caved in meekly.

They were all out for 156 in 62 overs.

Mumbai took only 29.2 overs to reach the target. Vinayak Mane, who cut loose remained unbeaten with 59, studded with eight fours in 92 deliveries. Abhishek Nayyar scored a hurricane 69 in 52 balls with six boundaries and three sixes. The partnership between the two yielded 119 runs in 20.2 overs for the second wicket.

Results of other matches at various grounds in the city: MP 136 all out in 50 overs (H Rishikesh Kanitkar 44 no): Rahul Bakshi 25; M K Sivakumar 5 for 37; C Suresh 3 for 36 ) vs Combined Districts 102 for 3 in 38 overs (K Noorul Riaz 38 batting; Gaurav Shivsagar 2 for 23) Hyderabad 388 for 6 in 90 overs (Rushiraj 42, T Suman 29; S Anoop Pai 137; Abhinav Kumar 129. Amit Sinha 2 for 37) Vidarbha 201 in 77.5 overs (Alind Naidu 47, Amol Ubarande 26; R Ashwin 5 for 46) vs TNCA XI 39 for no loss in ten overs (M Vijay 27 batting) Andhra 353 for 7 in 90 overs (V Manoj Sai 95) Y Gnaneswar Rao 72; B Sumanth 44 A G Pradeep 27; D Prabhu Kiran 82 no) Saurya Mahesh Sandanya 2 for 57; Jayesh Ashish Odedra 2 for 71) vs Saurashtra Gujarat 251 for 9 in 90 overs (Digant Bobat 67) Sunny Patel 54, Timil Patel 36, Sahil Patel 25 no Vishal Bhatia four for 83, Rajinder Thakkur 2 for 43 Karnataka 324 for 8 in 90 overs (K B Pawan 85; Raju Bhatkal 77, Deepak Chougule 46) Vs Kerala Rajasthan 315 all out in 89.3 overs (Vineet Saxena 110, Y Venugopal Rao 73, Nikhil Doru 35, Swapnil Singh 4 for 94, Utkarsh Patel 3 for 82) Tripura 156 all out in 62 overs Rajib Saha 44 Rajib Datta 53, Harmeet Singh five for 33 lost to Mumbai 157 for 2 in 29.2 overs.

Vinayak Mane 59 not out, Abhishek Nayyar 69 UNI XR KVV PY HS2030

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