Mulki stars in Vijaya victory

Mulki stars in Vijaya victory

Nitin Mulki’s all-round effort helped Vijaya Cricket Club, Malur to a thrilling six-run win over City Cricketers (1) in the Dell-KSCA Group I, Division III cricket tournament for the Nassur Memorial Shield here.

Vijaya CC, riding on cameos from Nitin Mulki (48) and Atif (44), managed to reach 214 all out in 53.5 overs even as City Cricketers’ J Lenin (4/64) and Abdul Lateef Patel (3/39) ate through much of their batting line-up.

Chasing a modest total, City Cricketers looked well set to scale the target as Hanumantharaju (84) and Narendra Bhandary (39) put them in good stead. Mulki (5/47) and Sandeep Hebbar (4/70), however, cut short City Cricketers’ innings by scalping nine wickets between them to bowl them out for 208 runs in 46.5 overs. Vijaya CC claimed five points for the win while City Cricketers went home empty handed.

Naseeruddin grabbed five wickets to star in Friends XI CC, Doddaballapura’s crushing eight-wicket win over Cavaliers Cricket Club in the other match. After bowling out Cavaliers for 168, Friends scaled the target down in 35.1 overs.

Brief scores: Vijaya Cricket Club, Malur: 214 all out in 53.5 overs (Atif 44, Nitin Mulki 48,
Rajashekar B 36; Abdul Lateef Patel 3-39, Lenin J 4-64) bt City Cricketers (1): 208 all out in 46.5 overs (Hanumantharaju 84, Narendra Bhandary 39; Nitin Mulki 5-47, Sandeep Hebbar 4-70). Vijaya CC: 5 points; City Cricketers (1): 0 point.

Cavaliers Cricket Club: 168 all out in 41.5 overs (Zafaruddin 37; Md Naseeruddin 5-74, Rajhala 3-35) lt to Friends XI CC, Doddaballapura: 171/2 in 35.1 overs (Syed Ibrez 52, P Karthik 35, Ankit Mishra 45 n.o.; Nisheet Doshi 2-59). Friends XI CC: 5; Cavaliers CC: 0.
Wadiyar Cricket Club: 252/8 decl in 54.5 overs (Fawwad Hussain 64, Sachindra Pai 39 n.o., VM Bharath 33; MV Swamy 4-66, Anand G 2-94, CS Yathiraj 2-28) drew Select Cricketers: 175/4 in 42 overs (Babu 61 n.o., Rajath 60 n.o.; Prasanna 2-40, P Bharath 2-38). Wadiyar CC: 3; Select Cricketers: 3.

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