Buchi Babu Cricket: TNCA, Hyderabad post wins

August 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) While heavy overnight rains forced abandonment of six of the eight scheduled matches, Tamil Nadu and Hyderabad recorded outright victories in the Buchi Babu All-India cricket tournament here on Sunday.

Off-spinner Malolan Rangarajan took six for 46 to help TNCA beat Madhya Pradesh who, replying to 289, were dismissed for 145. It was TNCA’s third win and they have 12 points while MP have four from their lone win.

Abhinav scored 82 (97b, 5 x 4, 1 x 6) to spearhead Hyderabad to a four-wicket win against Assam who thus crashed to their third consecutive defeat. Hyderabad have 12 points and look certain to qualify for the knock-out stage.

Brief scores (cumulative points in brackets):

Group-A: Andhra Pradesh 303 all out in 89.2 overs drew with Himachal Pradesh. Points: Andhra 1, Himachal 1.

Group-A: Maharashtra 227 all out in 85.5 overs drew with TNCA President’s XI. Points: Maharashtra 1 (5), TNCA President’s XI 1 (5).

Group-B: Baroda 451 for 5 in 90 overs drew with Rajasthan. Points: Baroda 1 (5), Rajasthan (1).

Group-B: Mumbai 207 all out in 84.1 overs drew with Vidarbha 18 without loss in 7 overs. Points: Mumbai 1 (5), Vidarbha 1 (1).

Group-C: Saurashtra 355 for 9 in 90 overs drew with Bengal. Points: Saurashtra 1 (5), Bengal 1 (1).

Group-C: Karnataka 410 for 7 in 90 overs drew with Kerala. Points: Karnataka 1 (1), Kerala 1 (5).

Group-D: Assam 241 all out in 87.3 overs lost to Hyderabad 242 for 6 in 52 overs (Abhinav 82 not out, Akshit Reddy 34, DB Ravi Teja 35, Sandeep 39). Points: Hyderabad 4 (12), Assam 0 (0).

Group-D: TNCA 289 all out in 89.2 overs beat Madhya Pradesh 145 all out in 48.1 overs (Shan-e-Alam 48, Anand Singh 50, Malolan Rangarajan 6 for 46). Points: TNCA 4 (12), Madhya Pradesh 0 (4).

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