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Rohan, Asif share spoils; MP win

DEVASTATING SPELLS by Rohan Shrivastava (5/11) and Asif Ali (5/31) helped hosts Madhya Pradesh trounce Vidarbha by 38 runs in a low-scoring fixture in the Vinoo Mankad Under-19 One-day Cricket Tournament organised on Maharani Usha Raje grounds in Indore on Wednesday.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2006 17:08 IST

DEVASTATING SPELLS by Rohan Shrivastava (5/11) and Asif Ali (5/31) helped hosts Madhya Pradesh trounce Vidarbha by 38 runs in a low-scoring fixture in the Vinoo Mankad Under-19 One-day Cricket Tournament organised on Maharani Usha Raje grounds in Indore on Wednesday.

Winning the toss, MP captain Zafar Ali opted to bat first losing opener Himalaya Sagar for three with the total score at 22.

Zafar Ali then joined Madhav Saxena at the crease. Saxena soon fell at 26 off 58 balls with the team reeling at 56 for two. Though, Zafar and Rohan Shrivastava tried to consolidate the innings by playing cautiously the third wicket fell at 85. Zafar was caught and bowled by Mohammed Karim for 41, which incidentally was the highest score for MP team.

Rohan made a fighting 31 with Rajeev Sharma and Varunesh Sharma chipping in with 22 and 23 runs respectively. MP team was all out for 165 in 47.5 overs. For Vidarbha, Gaurav Upadhyay took 4 for 34. In reply to this modest score, Vidarbha started off well with Amit Paunikar and Gaurav Upadhyay.

Amit was the first to depart (19) with the team score reading 44 in 11.5 overs. Vidarbha lost its second wicket at 78 in the form of Kunal Lonkar. Gaurav’s 63 came off 66 balls with 12 hits to the fence. He was the fourth batsman to be dismissed. Thereafter, wickets tumbled one after the other.

Of the remaining, only Amol Ubabanje reached double figures. Vidarbha was bundled out for 135. Asif Ali and Rohan Shrivastav took five wickets each for Madhya Pradesh.

Rajasthan drub Railways by 107 runs
RAJASTHAN BEAT Railways by 107 runs in the second match of the Vinoo Mankad Under-19 One-day Cricket Tournament played at Emerald Heights in Indore on Wednesday.

Railways won the toss and decided to field. The decision seemed to pay off as Rajasthan lost two quick wickets that of opener Manish Sharma and Siddarth Sharma with just 39 runs on the score board.

But Pranay Sharma and Robin Bist played steadily and took the team score to 158 when Pranay departed for a well made 89 off just 98 balls. His innings was studded with 11 boundaries. Robin was dismissed for 67 while Awijeet remained unbeaten on 52. With the help of lower order batsmen, Rajasthan had amassed 241 runs. K Sharma of Railways took two wickets while A Pandey, P Singh, G Tiwari and I Ahmed took a wicket each.

In reply, Railways lost their openers early. Gaurav Tiwari and Ashish Sehrawat helped the score to 32 when Gaurav was dismissed for 12. Railways lost wickets at regular intervals.

Railways were bowled out for 147 in just 37.1 overs.

First Published: Oct 26, 2006 17:03 IST