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Bengal 191 for eight as Ganguly scores 43

Published: Friday, September 8, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Hyderabad: Former team India skipper Sourav Ganguly's sedate 43 could not help Bengal as the side slumped to 191 for eight to leave Mumbai holding the psychological advantage at the draw of stumps on penultimate day in the pre-quarter finals of the All India Moin-ud-dowlah Gold Cup Cricket Tournament here yesterday.

Chasing Mumbai's score of 286, Bengal slumped to 56 for three at lunch off 32 overs and eventually made 191 for eight in 75 overs.Sourav scored a sedate 43 (80 balls,5 fours) and L R Shukla a fine 68 (131 balls, six fours, one six) even as wickets continued to fall.

In another match spearheaded by Sri Raghu, Karnataka gained a vital first innings lead against Maharashtra scoring 353 for nine in 90 overs, replying to 276 for 7. Raghu cracked a belligerent 100 (202 balls 22 fours, one six). Bharat Chipli (58, seven fours), Deepak Chougule (64, eight fours) and Devraj Patil (40, three fours, one six) also contributed singnificantly.

Chasing 190 runs off 40 overs, Vidarbha made 51 runs losing one wicket at the draw of stumps. Earlier Hyderabad XI gained a slender first innings lead of five runs by bowling out Vidarbha for 133 runs, an hour after lunch in 59.3 overs. Thge Vidarbha batsmen fell to Hyderabad medium pacers N P Singh and Kaushik Reddy who took seven wickets between them. Later, with the help of opener T.Suman and V V S Laxman steadied the Hyderabad innings with both scoring half centuries. Suman made 59 off 79 balls with the help of four fours one a six, while Laxman hit a brisk 52 off 57 balls with 5 fours. A T Rayudu scored 25 runs. Vidarbha bowlers Sameer Yawar took six wickets for 48 runs.

Tamil Nadu Colts gained a vital 48 run first innings lead scoring 190 off 74 overs in reply to Andhra's 142. Hemant Kumar made 52 off 95 balls with seven hits to the fence, while Ashwin made an unbeaten 51 off 119 balls with four fours. Andhra medium pacers Kalyan Krishna and Gnaneshwar Rao picked up three wickets each.

Andhra slumped to 137 for seven off 31 overs in their second innings at stumps. Varma made 31 off 40 balls, with three fours L N Prasad Reddy made 29 off 37 balls with three fours. Gnaneshwar Rao made 23 off 29 balls with two fours.For TN Colts, medium pacer Ganapathi took three for 50.

Brief Scores:

Hyderabad: 138, Vidarbha 133 in 59.3 overs. (NP Singh 4/43, Kaushik Reddy 3/50, Agha Hussain 2/18). Hyderabad 184 in 38.5 overs (T.Suman 59, VVS Laxman 52, A T Rayudu 25, Sameer Yawar 6/48, Shitoot 2/45). Vidarbha 51 for 1 in 14 overs.(Amit Deshmukh 24- batting). Mumbai 286 for 7 in 90 overs (Sahil Kukreja 55, Bhavin Thakkar 77, Prashanth Naik 76, Ranadeb Bose 2/47, Sourav Ganguly 2/13) Bengal 191 for 8 in 75 overs (L R Shukla 68, Manoj Tiwari 32, Sourav Ganguly 43, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala 25, Rajesh Verma 3/38, Avishkar Salvi 2/40, Bhavin Thakkar 2/23).

Andhra 142, TN Colts 190 all out in 74 overs (Hemant Kumar 52, Aswin 51 n.o, Kalyan Krishna 3/52, Gnaneshwar Rao 3/21). Andhra 137/5 in 31 overs (A S K Varma 31, L N Prasad Reddy 29, Gnaneshwar 23, Ganapathi 3/50). HCA Presidents' XI 228 , Chemplast 347 in 74.3 overs (Hemang K Badani 70, Avinash 65, Satish 62, Parida, 46 n o, M Vijay 30, Mithun Minhas 24, Alfred Absolom 4/99, M P Arjun 5/131).

India Cements 247 in 85.4 overs (R Prasanna 59,Arlen Konwar 4/69, Anand Katti 3/50, Pritam Das 2/71). Assam 113 for 4 in 43 overs (Parag Das 34, Sarupam 39, Jason Lamare 22, Suresh 3/14).

USA Colts 193 71.2 overs (Amir Afzaluddin 76, Asela Jhayusingle 44, Jayanth Debnath 5/51, Tushar Shah 3/63). Tripura 82 for 1 in 24 overs (Bappa Das 63- batting).

Railways 243 , MRF 299 for 9 in 87.4 overs (Shri Vasu Deva Das 87 Retd. hurt, Gautam Gambhir 51, Vidyuth Sivaramakrishnan 60, Yashpal Singh 28, Ritham Kundu 6/106, Avinash Yadav 2/96)and 64 for 2 in 16 overs (Sumit Biswal 31- batting, J P Yadav 2/18).

Maharashtra 276 for 7, Karnataka 353 for 9 in 90 overs (Gaurav Dhiman 28, Bharat Chipli 58, Sri Raghu 100, Deepak Chougule 64, Devraj Patil 40, Aditya Dole 2/47, Sairaj Bahutule 2/99).

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