Choudhury takes Revenue to a thrilling win over ITC
Anchored by Avik Choudhury, Indian Revenue overcame a shaky start to post a competitive 255 for 8 in their match against the Indian Tobacco Company at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium.cricket Updated: Sep 03, 2009 00:00 IST
Anchored by Avik Choudhury, Indian Revenue overcame a shaky start to post a competitive 255 for 8 in their match against the Indian Tobacco Company at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium.
It proved to be just enough as the ITC team failed to string together meaningful partnerships in their run chase.
The low-key clash of the Corporate Trophy's Mohali leg began with Indian Revenue losing two wickets with just seven on the board.The right-handed Choudhury, who plays for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy and has also been a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team, then took it on himself to rescue the innings.
Backed up by Amit Velaskar, Choudhury bedded down for the long haul. Although the big hits were few and far between, the pair managed to steer the innings out of troubled waters.
Choudhury batted right through to the end for 110, and struck 9 fours and 1 six in his 157-ball innings.
Mohit Sharma led ITC's response, racking up 61 at the top of the order.
A string of contributions from the middle-order kept ITC within striking distance of target as the match wound down to a tight finish. Had either Parvinder Singh (51) or Bipul Sharma (42) lasted the distance, the result may well have gone in ITC's favour.
As it turned out, they ended on 249 for 9, just 7 runs short of the target.