A last-ball, one-wicket victory by Young Stars over IOB was the highlight here on Monday, the third day of the fifth round in the TNCA first division league. Set a target of 151 after left-arm spinner M. Suresh Babu’s five for 35 played a key role in IOB being dismissed for 141, Young Stars was guided by a crucial 61 (100b, 4x4) by Wilkins Victor. Left-arm spinner R. Rajesh took five for 55 but Young Stars squeezed out a win.

Aaditya Ganesh (141, 268b, 19x4) notched up his first hundred of the season for UFCC (T. Nagar) at the expense of the Jolly Rovers attack at the IIT-Chemplast ground. Abhinav Mukund (133, 236b, 17x4, 2x6) excelled for Vijay against Grand Slam at the IC-Guru Nanak ground. Off-spinner P. Satish claimed seven for 96 for Alwarpet against T.I. Cycles at Murugappa and India Pistons offie A.C. Prathipan grabbed six Indian Bank wickets at the CPT-IP ground.

The scores (Round five, day three): At SRMC (turf): IOB 253 & 141 in 54.1 overs (K. Bharat Reddy 45, M. Suresh Babu five for 35) lost to Young Stars 244 & 151 for nine in 38 overs (Wilkins Victor 61, R. Rajesh five for 55). Points: Young Stars 8, IOB 0.

At IIT-Chemplast: Jolly Rovers 622 for five decl. drew with UFCC (T. Nagar) 415 in 138.2 overs (Aaditya Ganesh 141, R. Prasanna 94, M. Kamlesh 78, R. Sutheesh four for 95). Points: Rovers 5, UFCC 2.

At IC-Guru Nanak: Grand Slam 272 drew with Vijay CC 310 for two decl in 103 overs (Abhinav Mukund 133, K.B. Arun Karthik 54, S. Suresh Kumar 60 not out, M. Kaushik Gandhi 45 not out). Points: Vijay 5, Grand Slam 2.

At CPT-IP: India Pistons 292 & 77 for two in 31 overs drew with Indian Bank 251 in 93.3 overs (Anirudh Kasturi 69, A.C. Prathipan six for 85). Points: Pistons 5, Indian Bank 2.

At Murugappa: Alwarpet 225 & 113 for two in 42 overs (Shijit Chandran 59 not out, K. Sriram 40 not out) drew with T.I. Cycles 280 in 114.2 overs (S. Thyagarajan 60, Mohammad Asif 56, Bilva Prasad 53, P. Satish seven for 96). Points: T.I. Cycles 5, Alwarpet 2.


Chennai City ColumnsSeptember 24, 2010

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