Chandigarh, Apr 14 UNI | 3 months ago

Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Nagpur registered victories in the Bank of India Inter- Zone Cricket Tournament being played at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium and Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 here today.

Pune defeated New Delhi by eight runs; Mumbai accounted for Chennai by 124 runs; Hyderbad outplayed Bhopal by 85 runs and Nagpur routed Lucknow by nine wickets

Pune Zone outclassed New Delhi Zone by 8 runs in the inaugural match at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

Pune Zone won the toss and elected to bat first but just posted a modest total of 73 for 9 in allotted 20 overs. Mangesh Vadiya (24) and Sham Oka (16) were the main contributors for them. Vijay Gatta captured three wickets for seven runs whereas Ramesh Sharma, Sanjeev Tandon and Raj Kumar chipped in with two wickets a piece.

Chasing a small looking total New Delhi Zone were bundled out for 65 runs in 17.2 overs due to an excellent spell of bowling by Rahul Ghodke who finished with a five wickets haul and very well supported by Sham Oka who claimed three wickets without giving away any run off his 2.2 overs and won the match for their team by 8 runs.

Fine knocks by Paresh Sultane (72) and Vinod Gote (25 not out) helped Nagpur Zone outplayed Lucknow by nine wickets.

Vinod Gogte (4 for 20) and Dalip Chaudhary (3 for 18) helped Nagpur to restrict Lucknow to 113 all out in 13 overs with Suyash top-scoring with 24. Nagpur replied with 117 for 1 in 11.3 overs. Paresh Sultane played a brilliant knock of 72 and Vinod Gote remaining not out on 25. Earlier, Mr R A Sankara Narayanan, General Manager, Head Office, Bank of India inaugurated the tournament. Mr Tarlochan Singh, General Manager, NBG (North) and Mr K L Sharma, Zonal Manager, Chandigarh zone were also present on the occasion. The day/night final will be held on April 18 at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium,Chandigarh. Brief scores: Pune Zone: 73 for 9 in 20 overs (Mangesh Vadiya 24, Sham Oka 16, Vijay Gatta 3 for 7, Ramesh Sharma 2 for 13, Sanjeev Tandon 2 for 17, Raj Kumar 2 for 22). New Delhi Zone: 63 all out in 17.2 overs (Ankur Dadwal 20, Shiv Kumar 16, Rahul Ghodke 5 for 11, Sham Oka 3 for 0). Pune Zone won by 8 runs. Brief scores: Mumbai Zone 196 for 4 in 20 overs (Sameer Apte 80, Vinit Sarang 67, Chandershekar 2 for 23). Chennai Zone: 72 all out in 15.4 overs (Suresh 19, Kubendra 16, Nitin Patil 6 for 20, Vinit Sarang 2 for 3). Mumbai Zone won by 124 runs. Brief scores: Hyderabad Zone 204 for 5 in 20 overs: (Vinod Kumar 82 n.o., Bikas Yadav 46 n.o., Avinash 19, Sajjan Tewari 2 for 31, Narayan Iyer 2 for 59). Bhopal Zone: 119 all out in 19 overs (Vivel Shukla 29, Yogendra Chauhan 21 n.o., Dheeraj Galhotra 19, Gopi 3 for 7, Vinod Kumar 2 for 10). Hyderabad Zone won by 85 runs. Brief scores: Lucknow Zone: 113 all out in 19 overs (Suyash 24, Yuvraj 19, Shahnawaz 16, Vinod Gogte 4 for 20, Dalip Chaudhary 3 for 18). Nagpur Zone 117 for 1 in 11.3 overs (Paresh Sultane 72, Vinod Gogte 25 n.o., Piyush 1 for 20). Nagpur Zone won by 9 wickets.

(Posted on 15-04-2014)