KOCHI: P.V. Manikandan hit an unbeaten 151 from just 90 balls, as Masters CC (Thiruvananthapuram) crushed Fancy Fabrics Challengers (Thrissur) by 91 runs and entered the pre-quarterfinals of the 28th Coromandel Cement all-Kerala cricket tournament at the BPCL Kochi Refinery Ground (Ambalamugal) on Tuesday. Manikandan’s knock was studded with 11 sixes and 14 fours.
In another match, Aluva CC pipped Sharon CC by two runs and also entered the pre-quarterfinals.
The scores: Masters CC (Thiruvananthapuram) 227 for four in 30 overs (P.V. Manikandan 151 n.o.) bt Fancy Fabrics Challengers (Thrissur) 136 in 20.4 overs (Vijesh 44, Abishek Mohan three for 27, Pradeep three for 25); Aluva CC 203 for nine in 28 overs (Joji M. Daniel 47, Jojo M. Daniel 42, Shiyas four for 10, Vimal Raj three for 48) bt Sharon CC (Ernakulam) 201 in 27.1 overs (Vishnu 74, Prabath 32). — Principal Correspondent