Shoaib Shaikh slams unbeaten century

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Mumbai, Jan 13 (PTI) An explosive, unbeaten ton by ShoaibShaikh powered hosts D Y Patil A to a comprehensive 70-run winover Kerala Cricket Association in their last league encounterto enter the knock out stage of the Rs 12 lakh prize money T20cricket tournament here today.

Batting first, D Y Patil rode on Shaikh''s ton that cameoff 65 balls with seven fours and six huge sixes, to score178 for five in 20 overs. In reply, KCA collapsed for 108 in18.4 overs with off spinner Siddharth Chitnis grabbing fourfor 16.

In another must-win match, Canara Bank beat CentralRailway by 38 runs to make the last eight grade.

Also making the grade was Air India, Delhi, who outplayedState Bank of Hyderabad by seven wickets.

Brief Scores:

Dr D Y Patil ''A'' 178 for 5 in 20 overs (Shoaib Shaikh 104not out( 7x4s,6x6s, 65b); Manu Krishnan 2 for 20, Niyaz 2 for41) beat Kerala Cricket Association 108 all out in 18.4 overs(Siddharth Chitnis 4 for 16) by 70 runs.

Canara Bank 194 for 2 in 20 overs (Raajoo Bhatkal 78 notout Bharat Chipli 72) beat Central Railway 156 all out in 19.3overs (Sushant Manjrekar 53; N C Aiyappa 2 for 30, Mansur AliKhan 2 for 27, Anirudh Joshi 3 for 15) by 38 runs.

State Bank of Hyderabad 139 for 8 in 20 Overs (KushalJilla 40 not out) lost to Air India (Blue), Delhi 143 for 3 in17.1 Overs (Chandan Madan 36, Mohd. Kaif 32, M Bisla 41 notout) by 7 wickets.

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