Madan's ton scripts Air India (Blue) win


Air India Blue elected to field and with the help of some tight spells from its bowlers, they bundled out Tata Sports for 267 runs in 49.4 overs. Top scorers for Tata Sports were Nishit Shetty (63) and Ishank Jaggi (52). Ajit Agarkar played a quick fire scoring 56 runs in 36 balls and helped his team to reach a respectable total.

Pankaj Singh took four wickets while RP Singh grabbed three wickets for Air India.
Though Air India had a stable start their opener Maninder Bisla, who scored unbeaten 152 runs in the last match, could not repeat his magical performance and got out on 23.

C Madan and Mohammed Kaif then stitched a partnership of 142 runs in 143 balls for the second wicket.

However, the game was interrupted for nearly 30 minutes due to a power failure in the 28th over of the second innings. At that time Air India had scored 153 runs for the loss of one wicket. Madan was playing on 85 and Kaif was holding the crease at 30 runs. The target for Air India was reduced to 246 runs that they had to score in 45 overs. Air India comfortably reached their target, scoring 247 runs for the loss of five wickets in 43.2 overs.

SCORE BOARD

TATA SPORTS CLUB: Sahil Kukreja c Madan b RP Singh 11, Manoj Joglekar c Shafiq b Pankaj 8, Ishank Jaggi  st Madan b Sonu 52, Nishit Shetty c Harbhajan b RP Singh 63, Ramesh Powar b Sonu 11, Rohan Gavaskar c Pankaj b RP Singh 6, Ajit Agarkar c Kaif b Pankaj 56, Wilkin Mota c Madan b Pankaj 17, Sufiyan Shaikh c Kaif b Pankaj 24, Usman Malvi (not out) 3, Gaurav Jathar b Harbhajan 5. Extras (LB-5, W-6) 11. Total (all out, 49.4 overs) 267.

Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-29, 3-109, 4-125, 5-141, 6-164, 7-232, 8-259, 9-259.
Bowling: Rudra Pratap Singh 10-0-57-3, Pankaj Singh 10-0-41-4, Sachin Rana 6-0-44-0, Reetinder Singh Sodhi 5-0-24-0, Sonu Sharma 10-0-43-2, Harbhajan Singh 8.4-0-53-1.

Air India Blue (Target: 246 from 45 overs): Manvinder Bisla st Shaikh b Powar 29, Chandan Madan c Malvi b Powar 114, Mohd Kaif  c Gavaskar b Agarkar 56, MS Dhoni c Joglekar b Malvi 16, Shafiq Khan lbw Shetty 1, Sachin Rana (not out) 14, Reetinder Sodhi (not out) 1, Extras (lb-7, W-9) 16. Total (for 5 wkts; 43.2 overs) 247.
Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-213, 3-217, 4-221, 5-242.

Bowling: Ajit Agarkar 9-0-45-1, Usman Malvi 5-0-27-1, Wilkin Mota 7.2-0-55-0, Ramesh Powar 9-0-56-2, Gaurav Jathar 6-0-25-0, Nishit Shetty 7-0-32-1.

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