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Winning start by West in All India Prasar Bharti cricket tourney

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Mumbai, Apr 24 (UNI) Hosts West Zone began with a thumping win, beating North-East by five wickets on the opening day of the First All-India Prasar Bharti cricket tournament organised by Akashwani Cricket Club, Mumbai, at the Brabourne Stadium here today.

Mahendra Vaity was the star performer for West today as he first captured six wickets for just 8 runs helping his side dismiss North East for just 73 runs after they had batted first and then guided his team to victory with a good knock of 24 in a low scoring game with West overhauling the target losing five wickets in the process.

The tournament was inaugurated by Akashwani director Brajeshwar Singh in the presence of station director Satish Sonkar and radio commentators Suresh Saraiya and Milind Wagle.

Brief Scores: North East 73 (Bilop 26, Mahendra Vaity 6-8, Suresh Benade 2-7) lost to West 74-5 (Mahendra Vaity 24).

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