VIJAYAWADA: South Central Railway defeated Friends by 194 runs in the Krishna District Cricket Association's Power League here on Friday.

Chasing SCR's 296, Friends was shot out for 102 in 27.4 overs. In another match, VVKRM, replying to Shining Stars' 180, reached the target losing five wickets.

Royal and SCR from Pool A and Patel and New Everest (Pool B) qualified for the semifinals.

The scores: SCR 296 in 45.4 overs (Sandami 50, Masthan 45) bt Friends 102 in 27.4 overs (Sudha Kiran four for 25, Yam three for 13).

Shining Stars 180 in 36 overs (S. Anudeep 69, B. Vidya Sagar four for 32, P.S. Ravi Teja four for 25) lost to VVKRM 182 for five in 32 overs (P. Manohar 39, Krishna Babu 38).

Easy for Mechanical

Mechanical scored a seven-wicket victory over Electrical in the inter-department Twenty20 cricket tournament, organised by Vijayawada Division, at the Rail Stadium here on Friday. Divisional Railway Manager, Vashist Johri, inaugurated the tournament.

The scores: Electrical 113 for eight in 20 overs (Ratnakar five for seven) lost to Mechanical 114 for three in 15 overs (B. Ramanaiah 65 n.o) .

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