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Thakre cricket: Maa Gayatri XI defeat Dixit XI

MAA GAYATRI XI defeated Dixit XI in the first match of the Late Khushabhau Thakre state-level tennis ball cricket tournament organised by Young Chhawni Cricket Club at Government Higher Secondary School, Chhawni.

india Updated: May 30, 2006 00:23 IST

MAA GAYATRI XI defeated Dixit XI in the first match of the Late Khushabhau Thakre state-level tennis ball cricket tournament organised by Young Chhawni Cricket Club at Government Higher Secondary School, Chhawni.

Winning the toss, Dixit XI scored 59 runs in 10 overs losing 9 wickets. Puneet scored 14 and Rameez scored 10 runs. Pankaj took six wickets for Maa Gayatri XI. Maa Gayatri XI surpassed the required score in eight overs losing five wickets. Nilesh scored 17 runs for the winning team and Pankaj was declared the man of the match.

In the second match between Manikbagh and CSC XI, CSC XI won the toss and chose to bat first. The team could score only 44 runs in 10 overs and Manikbagh team achieved the target in just four overs. Bittu of Manikbagh team made 34 runs. 

Caribbean XI and Multan XI confronted each other in the third match. The Caribbean team made 87 runs in 10 overs with the contribution of 46 runs from Monty. Multan XI could not chase the score and were all out for 36.

Earlier, MP Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the event by garlanding a portrait of Late Kushabhau Thakre. Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Chairman Shankar Lalwaani, Ramdas Garg, Ashok Patel, Kishore Khare and Sachin Jain met the players.