A match-winning century by opener Sukhman (129 not out off just 109 balls) and useful contributions from Amit Beru and Nakul Chopra helped Malik Sports beat Subhania Cricket Club by five wickets and enter the pre-quarterfinals of the 23rd all-India Om Nath Sood memorial cricket tournament at the Pitampura grounds on Tuesday.

For Subhania, Vaibhav Sharma scored 99 off 97 balls with seven fours and a six.

Sukhman was named man-of-the-match.

The scores: Subhania CC 262 for six in 40 overs (Vaibhav Sharma 99, Himanshu Rana 48, Deepak Punia 45) lost to Malik Sports 264 for five in 38.2 overs (Sukhman 129 n.o., Amit Beru 48, Nakul Chopra 40 n.o.).

Lochab on song

Nitish Lochab’s unbeaten 153 (105b, 22x4, 3x6) powered Vidya Jain Academy to a six-wicket win over Youngsters Club in the third all-India MK Group prize money cricket tournament at Mohan Meakin Ground. The win helped Vidya Jain make it to the semifinals.

Lochab was adjudged man-of-the-match.

The scores: Youngsters Club 237 for eight in 40 overs (Mohit Sharma 87, Akash Tomar 33) lost to Vidya Jain Academy 238 for four in 31.2 overs (Nitish Lochab 153 n.o., Akarshit Gomel 41).

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