Buchi Babu cricket: Karnataka, Baroda make merry

August 20th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Kunal Kapoor Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) It rained runs in the All-India Buchi Babu cricket tournament here Saturday as majority of the bowlers toiled for meagre returns with Baroda and Karnataka topping the 400-run mark in their respective group matches.

Karnataka piled up 410 for seven in their quota of 90 overs with Bharat Chipli (120, 147b, 13×4, 2×6), helping himself to a century while adding 207 for the second wicket in 47.5 overs with KB Pawan (85, 178b, 8×4).

The total was further boosted as Stuart Binny slammed 70 while Kunal Kapoor (46) and Suchit (46 not out) chipped in at the fag end of the innings.

Similarly, Baroda piled up 451 for five in 90 overs against Rajasthan. Anupam Gupta (106, 164b, 11×4, 1×6) and Adiya Waghmode (184, 207b, 9×4, 1×6) put on 194 runs in 46.4 overs for the second wicket to lay a solid foundation.

Nikil Patin (108) of Mumbai was the other centurion and his knock propped up the innings that closed at 207 against Vidarbha.

Meanwhile, R. Aushik Srinivas of TNCA President’s XI and Ajay Rayput of Madhya Pradesh took six wickets apiece to provide some balance to the day’s proceedings.

Brief scores:

Group A: Andhra 303 in 89.2 overs (H. Watekar 79, A.S.K. Varma 72, Y. Gnaneshwara Rao 74, Abhinav Bali four for 75) vs Himachal Pradesh.

Group A: Maharashtra 227 all out in 85.5 overs (Chirag Khurana 65, Ankit Bawne 49, R. Aushik Srinivas six for 52) vs TNCA President’s XI eight for no loss in three overs.

Group B: Baroda 451 for five in 90 overs (Anupam Gupta 106, Adiya Waghmode 184, Yusuf Pathan 41 not out, Pinal Shah 30 not out) vs Rajasthan.

Group B: Mumbai 207 in 84.1 overs (Nikil Patin (Jr) 108, R Jangit five for 61, H. Arora four for 52) vs Vidarbha.

Group C: Saurashtra 355 for nine in 90 overs (Chirag Pathak 62, Bhushan Chauhan 127, Ravindra Jadeja 60, Aritra Chatterjee four for 94) vs Bengal.

Group C: Karnataka 410 for seven in 90 overs (K B Pawan 85, Bharath Chipli 120, Amit Verma 38, Kunal Kapoor 46, Stuart Binny 70, Suchit 46 not out) vs Kerala.

Group D: Assam 241 in 87.3 overs (Tajinder Singh 49, Sarupam Purkastha 47, Anwar Ahmed Khan three for 55, Mehdi Hasan three for 58) vs Hyderabad.

Group D: TNCA 289 in 89.2 overs (B Aparajith 54, V Ganga Sridhar Raju 41, R Srinivasan 57, R Prasanna 59, Ajay Rayput, six for 80) vs Madhya Pradesh zero for no loss in one over.

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