Shetty, Tarun bowl B'lore City to facile 7-wicket win

Shetty, Tarun bowl B'lore City to facile 7-wicket win

At the IAF grounds, Bangalore City XI clinched the low-scoring affair with some degree of ease, thanks to their bowlers.

Shetty took five for 76 in the first innings as Mofussil were bowled out for 156. With Tejas A Wagle (51) and K Goutham (57) making half-centuries, City XI opened up a narrow 26-run lead, Md Sarfraz Ashraf taking seven for 72.

Mofussil collapsed dramatically in the second innings as Muthanna picked up five for 16, and declared at 67 for nine for an overall lead of 41. City XI raced to 45 for three in the 11th over to pick up five points.

Elsewhere, in a high-scoring match, Mofussil XI split points with Bangalore Zone XI after their match ended in a stalemate. In reply to Mofussil XI’s 434 for five in 90 overs, Bangalore Zone finished with 424 for eight in 90 overs.

Brief scores: At IAF grounds: Combined Mofussil XI: 156 all out in 51.3 overs (Abilash Mahendrakar 50, Balasubramanya 40, Md Sarfraz Ashraf 27; Arjun Shetty 5-76, S Vinodh 3-12) and 67/9 decl in 20.5 overs (BC Tarun Muthanna 5-16) lt to Bangalore City XI: 182 all out in 63.2 overs (Tejas A Wagle 51, K Goutham 57; Md Sarfraz Ashraf 7-72) and 45/3 in 10.4 overs (Murali Krishna 2-12). Bangalore City XI 5 pts, Combined Mofussil XI 0.

At REVA grounds: Mofussil XI: 434/5 in 90 overs (Shishir Bhavani 57, Eshwar Prasad 72, J Yogesh 53, Alok Deshpande 128 n.o., Domnic F 81 n.o.; P Magizhendan 2-90) drew Bangalore Zone XI: 424/8 in 90 overs (Vikas Raj Bhatt 44, KV Darshan 35, Sanjay Kumar 78, Arjun Hoysala 42, Mir Kunian Abbas 88, S Rohit 79; Zohoor Farooqi 2-83, K Sumith 3-124, MR Darshan 2-116). Bangalore Zone 2, Mofussil XI 2.

At NAL grounds: Combined City XI: 273/6 decl in 77 overs (Abhijith 54, SS Darshan 72, Stalin Hoover 100; Dilip N Sagar 3-46) drew President’s XI: 197/2 in 38.1 overs (KV Bharath 80, Suraj Sampath 85). Combined City 2, President’s XI 2.

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