Aroor's Rayro CC defeated Ernakulam's Muthoot Honda by 15 runs and entered the first phase quarterfinal of the sixth Muthoot Pappachan T20 cricket tournament at the BPCL Kochi Refinery Oval, Ambalamugal, on Thursday.

In other matches, Vytilla CC, riding on Ravi's four-wicket haul, crushed Ernakulam's CSAC by eight wickets while Sravan Pradeep's 82 helped Centurion CC thrash Muvattupuzha's Muthoot MCC by 52 runs. Both the winners entered the pre-quarterfinals.

The scores: Rayro CC, Aroor 155 for six in 20 overs (Sreekumar 47, Vimal Raj 42) bt Muthoot Honda, Ekm 140 for six in 20 overs (M.K. Vinod 43, Anuraj 46).

Centurion CC, Ekm 193 for two in in 20 overs (Sravan Pradeep 82, K.N. Praveen 47, Judeson 33) bt Muthoot MCC, Muvattupuzha 141 for eight in 20 overs (Eldhose 35, T.M. Shanif three for 39).

CSAC, Ekm 94 in 15.2 overs (Ravi four for 15) lost to Vytilla CC, Ekm 95 for two in 14.5 overs. — Special Correspondent

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