ICL 50s: Superstars edge past Tigers

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Chennai: Chennai Superstars, riding on a fine all-round effort from Hemang Badani (112&2/38), defeated Kolkata Tigers by six wickets in their ICL 50s tie here on Wednesday.

Kolkata Tigers, opting to bat first, posted a healthy 311/4 in 50 overs. Subhomoy Das, who top-scored for Tigers with a run-a-ball 80, shared 104-run stand with captain Deep Dasgupta (54) for the second wicket to steady the tottering Kolkata ship after they lost the opener Paryiz Aziz in the fourth.

Superstars pegged Tigers back removing Dasgupta and Das in quick succession before Jhunjhunwala and Gavaskar held their ground firm and added 94 runs for the fourth wicket to take their side past 300.

Gavaskar struck 61 off 64 balls, including three fours and two sixes, while Jhunjhunwala made quickfire 39 off 40 balls.

In reply, Superstars too started off on a poor note losing the opener Hemant Kumar in the fourth over. And the next man in R Satish (42 off 30) played a little cameo to up the ante before conceding his wicket. In the following over V Devendran was dismissed to reduce 'stars to 101/3 in 15 overs.

Hemang Badani joined V Saravanan in the middle and the duo knitted a fine 209-run partnership. Badani, who was declared man of the match, hit eight fours and four sixes in his 94-ball knock. V Saravanan remained unconquered on workmanlike 107.

Brief scores:

Kolkata Tigers 311/7 in 50 overs (Subhomoy Das 80, Rohan Gasvaskar 61, Dasgupta 54; Hemang Badani 2 for 38, R Jesuraj 1 for 41) lost to Chennai Superstars 315/4 in 48.1 overs (V Saravanan 107*, Hemang Badani 112; Abu Nachim 2/60).


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