SPORT

SICAL rides on Gautam's unbeaten century

CHENNAI, FEB. 26. V. Gautam's unbeaten 131 (162b, 9x4, 1x6) for SICAL and S. Raghunath's 102 (130b, 8x4, 2x6) out of Districts' 153 — both the feats were achieved in the same match — were the only centuries of the opening day in the TNCA-Indian Bank limited overs tournament, here, on Thursday. Despite Raghunath's gallant effort, SICAL won this encounter at Viveka-SICAL ground by 104 runs to gain the bonus point.

The other outstanding individual display of the day was IOB's K.S. Shahabuddin, scalping six for 22 with his medium pace and then hammering an undefeated 85 (52b, 4x6, 12x4) against the Junior Colts (IV division) at the SRMC.

The scores:

SICAL 257 for three in 50 overs (V. Gautam 131 not out, S.R. Ganesh Kumar 58 retd. hurt) bt Districts 153 in 43.5 overs (S. Raghunath 102), at Viveka-SICAL. SICAL 5; Districts minus 1.

Chemplast Sanmar `A' 263 for five in 50 overs (S. Sujith 40, Vikram Kumar 32, J. Hariesh 96, Hemang K. Badani 63) bt ICF 130 in 44.4 overs (Vijay Gopi 46, L. Balaji four for 10, V. Karthik three for 38), at IIT-Chemplast; Chemplast Sanmar `A' 5; ICF minus 1.

Chemplast Sanmar `B' 222 in 50 overs (M. Vijay 89, K. Atmaram three for 52) bt Indian Bank 202 for nine in 50 overs (R.G. Shyam Sundar 67, K. Atmaram 63 not out, D. Vasu three for 42), at MAC. Chemplast Sanmar `B' 4; Indian Bank 0.

Parry's 175 for nine in 50 overs (Pramod Das 35, Noor Mohammad Khan 53, M.K. Shivakumar 45, Rajeev Chandra Rao three for 27) lost to India Cements 178 for six in 37.2 overs (Jesubabu Honeymen 70, Sunil Viswanathan 26), at ICL-Guru Nanak. India Cements 5; Parry's minus 1.

Junior Colts (IV div.) 108 in 36.3 overs (R.M. Karthick 52 not out, K.S. Shahabuddin six for 22) lost to IOB 112 for no loss in 13.3 overs (K.S. Shahabuddin 85 not out), at SRMC. IOB 5; Junior Colts (IV) minus 1.

Senior Colts (II & III div.) 166 in 50 overs (C.T. Pratap 50, Vijay Rahul 30 not out, R. Naresh three for 31) lost to UFCC - T. Nagar 167 for four in 37.2 overs (S. Vijayasarathy 65 not out, R. Vishal Kuduwala 35, E. Suresh 41), at ICF. UFCC - T. Nagar 5; Senior Colts minus 1.

Junior Colts (V div.) 79 in 46 overs (B. Ramprakash three for 18) lost to SPIC 81 for one in 16.1 overs (R. Subash Raj 33), at SPIC-YMCA; SPIC 5, Junior Colts (V div.) minus 1.

Mambalam Mosquitos 172 in 42.5 overs (P. Satish 53, S. Sriram 46, D. Dandapani three for 32) lost to India Pistons 178 for two in 25.1 overs (R. Satish 69 not out, A. Jaffer Ashique Ali 79 not out), at CPT-IP. India Pistons 5; Mosquitos minus 1.