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Ganguly, Mongia fail to shine

Despite lacklustre performances by the two Indians, N'shire and L'shire recorded huge wins to enter the quarterfinals of the Tewnty-20 Cup.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 12:04 IST

Sourav Ganguly and Dinesh Mongia's lacklustre performances could not hamper their county sides' chances as Northamptinshire and Leicestershire on Tuesday recorded huge wins against their respective opponents and entered the quarterfinals of the Tewnty-20 Cup.

Ganguly scored only 23 as an opener for the Northants who went on to beat Gloucestershire by a thumping eight-wicket margin while Mongia was out for duck even as the Foxes thrashed Durham by 79 runs on Tuesday.

Northamptonshire chased the victory target of 155 runs in 17.4 overs after Gloucestershire, electing to bat, made 154 for seven.

The other opener Robert White scored 62 while David Sales top scored with unbeaten 68 after Ganguly was stumped by Stephen Adshead off Martyn Ball delivery. The Indian faced 23 balls and also sent three hits across the boundary.

Mongia had a rather bad day as he was out on the very second ball he faced but Leceistershire went on to score 183 for seven with the help of reliable HD Ackerman (87) and Jeremy Snape (41) at Riverside.

In reply, Durham were restricted to 104 for 8. Adam Griffith claimed three for 17.

Leicestershire will play Kent while Northamptonshire in the last-eight matches to be played on July 24.

Surrey vs Gloucestershire and Essex vs Yorkshire complete the remaining line-up.