Ali slams 117 as Madhya Pradesh prevail

August 15th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) A century (117) by Zafar Ali powered Madhya Pradesh to an eight-wicket win against Assam in the Buchi Babu All-India cricket tournament here Monday.

MP chased down the target of 298 with Ali, Shan-e-Alam (85) and Rameez Khan (56 not out) playing the lead roles.

Another centurion, Arvind Singh (133 not out), saw his effort go in vain as Orissa caved in for 248 against TNCA President’s XI who had piled up 369 for seven in their quota of 90 overs.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded their second win in the league by defeating Himachal Pradesh by 67 runs with leg-spinner Deepak Shilamkar taking five for 49.

Brief scores: Maharashtra 302 all out in 89.1 overs beat Himachal Pradesh 235 all out in 64 overs (Paras Dogra 69, Rishi Dhawan 66, Deepak Shilamkar 5 for 49).

TNCA President’s XI 369 for 7 in 90 overs beat Orissa 248 all out in 74.5 overs (Arvind Singh 133 not out, Tukana Sahu 64, Sunil Sam 5 for 54, M Ashwin 3 for 39).

Assam 297 all out in 89.1 overs lost to Madhya Pradesh 298 for 2 in 84.5 overs (Zafar Ali 117, Shan-e-Alam 85, Rameez Khan 56 not out).

Gujarat 221 all out in 69.4 overs lost to TNCA 222 for 3 in 65.2 overs (B Aparajith 76 not out, R Prasanna 93 not out).

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