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JP?s electrifying ton helps Bilaspur win

PLAYING TO expectations international cricketer JP Yadav today scored century that facilitated Bilaspur team?s entry in the semifinal of the All India Mayank Chaturvedi Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised at Old Campion ground. Bilaspur defeated Nagpur by 46 runs.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 15:42 IST

PLAYING TO expectations international cricketer JP Yadav today scored century that facilitated Bilaspur team’s entry in the semifinal of the All India Mayank Chaturvedi Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised at Old Campion ground. Bilaspur defeated Nagpur by 46 runs.

JP was declared ‘HT Man of the Match’. After failure in his first match of the tournament, JP today appeared in the ground against Nagpur with the intention of demonstrating his best of batting. In presence of a huge gathering he scored his first century of the tournament.

Earlier, Nagpur won the toss and made a mistake of inviting Bilaspur to bat first on a batting-friendly wicket. However, Bilaspur’s opener Raza returned to the pavilion after just ten minutes with individual score of 11. The responsibility rested to one down JP, once again.

This time round he responsibly shouldered his responsibility by standing on the wicket for two and half hours that saw dazzling 129 runs innings including three sixes.

His outstanding batting could be gauged from the fact that his innings had 82 runs from fours and sixes. JP’s sterling show helped Bilaspur set 253 runs target for the loss of nine wickets. Babu and Abhijeet shared two wickets each.
Chasing the target, Nagpur failed to reply the lethal bowling attack from Bilaspur. Brilliant bowling by John, Brijesh and Madan restricted the opponents to 207 runs.

They claimed two wickets each.