Raju's efforts spur Vijaya Bank home

Sunil N Raju put on an all-round show to spur Vijaya Bank to a resounding 158-run win over DTDC Sports Club in their KSCA Group II, Division I League match.

Batting first, Vijaya Bank rode on an unbeaten century from Sunil (114 runs, 115 balls, 7x4) to put on a competitive 295 for eight in 50 overs.

DTDC were less than impressive in their run chase. Barring Gaurav Dhiman (45), none of their batsmen managed to put on tangible runs on board as they were bundled out for a mere 137 in 37.1 overs. Sunil scalped a couple of wickets to round off a good day in the office while Arjun Shetty inflicted a bulk of the damage by bagging four wickets. C Raghavendra and K Gautham chipped in with a couple of wickets apiece.

In another match, Canara Bank defeated AIR Sports Club by nine wickets riding on Abhishek Bhat’s six-wicket haul and Abhishek Reddy’s (72) unbeaten half-century. KB Pawan chipped in with 38 not out.

Brief scores: Vijaya Bank: 295/8 in 50 overs (Samarth R 25, Sunil N Raju 114, SL Akshay 33; Asgar Pasha 2-67, Sinan Abdul Khadeer 2-49, Hardik Munoth 3-50) bt DTDC Sports Club: 137 all out in 37.1 overs (Gaurav Dhiman 45; C Raghavendra 2-15, Gautham K 2-23, Arjun Shetty 4-23, Sunil N Raju 2-25).

Central Excise & Customs: 210 all out in 49.1 overs (Stalin Hoover 58, B Naveen 37, Shiva Kumar 32; Prasanna Patil 2-35, CK Akshay 3-35, Shoaib Manager 4-36) lt to Rail Wheel Factory Sports Association: 112/0 in 20.2 overs (R Jonathan 71 n.o., Manjesh Reddy 30 n.o.) (by better run rate after rain stopped play).

AIR India Sports Club: 111 all out in 35.3 overs (Manish Sharma 42; Abhishek Bhat 6-31, Chaitra G 2-16) lt to Canara Bank: 115/1 in 17 overs (KB Pawan 38 n.o., Abhishek Reddy 72 n.o.).

ASC Centre: 277 all out in 50 overs (Kayan Abbas 40, Prem Kumar 122, Sunil Singh 34; Bharath N 2-43, CG Jagadesh Kumar 2-43, N Nirmith 2-38) lt to BEML (2) Sports Club, Mysore: 190/2 in 32 overs (N Bharath 90 n.o., S Rajath 50, N Nirmith 28) (by better run rate after rain stopped play).

HAL Sports Club: 53 all out in 34.4 overs (Nihal Ullal 30; Prateek Jain 4-14, Syed Nooruddin 4-7) lt to State Bank of Mysore: 55/2 in 10.4 overs.

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