Salman fashions KIOC~~s victory in TATA Cup

Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Salman Irfan's unbeaten century helped Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC) XI beat Oxford Cricket Academy, Hyderabad by 21 runs in the senior section of the All India Tata Coffee Cup played at the H A L grounds in Bangalore.

Put in to bat, KIOC XI made 190 for the loss of just one wicket in the stipulated 30 overs with Salman scoring an unbeaten 102 off 106 balls that was laced with a six and 13 fours, while C M Gautham made 80 with the help of 11 boundaries.

Chasing a stiff target of 191, the Hyderabad outfit made a strong bid through Abhinav, Ravi Kumar and Manish but Salman Irfan and Chetan Williams bowled extremely well by picking up three wickets apiece and thereby settling things in favour of KIOC.

Brief Scores:

KIOC XI 190 for 1 in 30 overs (Salman Irfan 102 not out, C M Gautham 80) beat Oxford Cricket Academy 169 for 9 in 30 overs (Abhinav 40, Ravi Kumar 37, Monish 27 not out, Salman Irfan 3 for 14 and Chethan William 3 for 20) by 21 runs.

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