MCA enters quarter-finals in Atray cricket

Published: Monday, September 25, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Chandigarh: Mumbai Cricket Association defeated World Cricket Academy (WCA) of Mumbai by 34 runs in their last pool C fixture of the 13th All India J P Atray Cricket Championship here today. With today's win Mumbai emerged pool leaders.

Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat. They lost their first six wickets for a meager 88 runs in 15.3 overs. However Nishit Shetty (66 not out, inclusive of 8 fours) and Ankit Redkar (30) propped up the score to 227 in 50 overs. Sandeep Singh (3 for 50), Alind Naidu (3 for 25) and Akshay Wakre (2 for 20) were the main wicket takers for World Cricket Academy.

WCA began by losing their first wicket with one run on the scoreboard when opener Abhishek was run out by a direct throw.

Then Faiz Fazal (59) and Alind Naidu (30) were involved in a second wicket stand of 81 runs in 15.3 overs. Later in the innings Vijay Singh (49) enabled WCA to post their highest total of the tournament, 193 all out in 46.2 overs.

Abhishek Nair (3 for 21) and left arm spinner Iqbal Abdullah (4 for 17) were the most successful bowlers for Mumbai Cricket Association.

This win took the Mumbai Cricket Association to the top of pool C to set up a quarter final clash with star studded ONGC tomorrow.

Brief scores:

Mumbai 227: for all 15 overs (Nishit Shetty 66 not out, Ankit Redkar 30, Sandeep Singh 3 for 50 Alind Naid 3 for 25.Akshay Wakere 2 for 20).

WCA: 193 for all in 46.2 overs (Faiz Fazal 59, Vijay Singh 49 and Alind Naidu 30, Abhishek Nair 3 for 21, Iqbal Abdullah 4 for 17).

Man of the match: Iqbal Abdullah.

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