KIOC rules supreme in All India Coco Cola Cup

Published: Sunday, May 30, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:KIOC Coco Cola entered the semifinals in the Seniors category of the All India Coco Cola Cup being held on grounds in and around Bangalore. They defeated Salt Lake Gymkhana by 37 runs with Nauman Irphan scoring a flashy 113.

In another league match in the Seniors category, Lal Rakhra defeated Kolkata XI by seven wickets. Syed Hussain scored a fifty for the winners.

The Under-17 team of KIOC Coco Cola inflicted defeat on Salt Lake Gymkhana. They made a whopping 269 in 30 overs with KV Darshan scoring an unbeaten 121. Salt Lake Gymkhana meekly accepted loss as they were all out in 25 overs.

In a close match, Salt Lake Gymkhana defeated Pizza Corner by two wickets. Sachin top-scored for the winners with 54.

KIOC Coco Cola's Under-15 team proved that they are worthy successors to their seniors as they won against Lal Rakhra XI by 10 wickets. With Lal Rakhra XI all out for 135, Nishanth Singh Shekhawat (76) and Sindhu Ashok (37) saw to it that their team cruised to victory without losing any wickets.

In another match, NIIT Hyderabad defeated Mohd sporting by 152 runs. It was Shivaram, who scored 84 runs, who figured in NIIT's win.

In the Juniors category, Manik Nath of KIOC Juniors continued his stellar run with him scoring 142 runs to top his double-hundred on Friday. His team defeated Rama Hotel Juniors on the basis of a better run rate in a rain-affected match.

Mohd Sporting defeated Lal Rakhra Juniors by 21 runs. Farhaz Ahmed scored 60 runs for the winners.

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