ONGC came up with a superb performance to beat Rohtak Road Gymkhana (RRG) by 29 runs in the final of the All India Om Nath Sood tournament on Sunday.
ONGC put up 249 for seven on the board, thanks to fine innings by experienced Sandeep Sharma (69) and Ajay Ratra (43 n.o.), while Tanmay Srivastava contributed 49.
In reply, RRG were all out for 220. After losing early wickets — Gaurav Goel (6) and Rahul Yadav (26) — RRG skipper Deepak Sharma (37) and brother Mohit (77) stitched together a 92-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Mohit (an under-19 DDCA player) and elder brother Deepak (an Assam Ranji player) troubled the opposition bowlers no end, with Ishant Sharma going for 41 runs in seven overs.
However, in the batting powerplay, Suhail Sharma broke the partnership by snaring Deepak. For ONGC, Amit Mishra kept striking at crucial junctures, finally returning match figures of 4 for 35.
South wins JK Bose
Panaji: South Zone clinched the inter-zonal JK Bose T20 title, winning their third straight match at the Sports Authority of Goa ground on Sunday. They beat North by eight wickets. Meanwhile, Abhijeet Kulkarni of the Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai beat R. Kaushik of the Sports Writers Association of Bangalore 11-4, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7 to clinch the table tennis title.
Scores: North 140 for 9 in 20 overs (S. Saxena 38 n.o.; Mallikacharan 3 for 31, Abhijit Bhadkar 2 for 25) lost to South 141 for 2 in 19 overs (Satish Viswanathan 53).