OIL & NATURAL Gas Commission beat Sonnet Club in a bowl-out to book a berth in the final of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt tournament at St Stephen's on Friday.
The bowl-out had to be resorted to after rain intervened during the ONGC innings. None of the Sonnet players — Aakash Chopra, Rahul Diwan, Sunny Sherawat and Mayank Sidhana —could hit the stumps while Mithun Manhas and captain Rizwan Shamshad were on target for ONGC.
The bowl-out turned out to be a blessing for ONGC as the target of 241 appeared to be a long haul for their batsmen. When rain came down, ONGC were 17 for 1 in 3.4 overs.
Earlier, Sonnet’s Yashpal Singh (63), Manan Sharma (53) and Mayank Sidhana (45) helped them to 240 for eight in 40 overs.
Sumit Narwal returned figures of 3-39. His scalps included Sonnet opener Rahul Diwan and Yashpal.
Brief scores: Sonnet Club 240 for 8 in 40 overs (Y. Singh 63, M. Sharma 53, M. Sidhana 54; S. Narwal 3-39) lost to ONGC 17 for 1 in 3.4 overs ( S Sharma 13) via bowl out.
Malik Sports win
In the Lala Girdhari Lal tournament at Bharat Nagar, Malik Sports 129 for 5 in 20 overs (R. Rawat 31, R. Solanki 33) beat VJA 102 in 18 overs (V. Kumar 31; Rajeev 3-11) by 27 runs.
In another match, Gush Club 106 for 4 in 15 overs (A. Lavasa 35, A. Malhotra 30) beat West Delhi 56 in 13 overs (N. Bansal 24; Ajay 2-11) by 50 runs.