Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup 2017: Day 2 round-up

Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup 2017: Day 2 round-up

Suresh Raina got the wicket of the opposition’s top scorer Mohd Wajidhuddin (26) in the only over he bowled.

Suresh Raina, Naman Ojha and Jayant Yadav
Suresh Raina, Naman Ojha and Jayant Yadav with Combined Districts team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2nd round games of Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup witnessed Baroda bag their 2nd win in a row, C.A.G Sports registering a win over Vidarbha in a thriller and Air India started off their campaign with a huge 9-wicket win, which didn’t allow their captain Suresh Raina a chance to bat.

Air India vs Combined Districts:

Air India bowled out the Combined Districts, who elected to bat, for just 78 runs. Gaurav Kumar picked up a 5-wicket haul while Jayant Yadav and Arjun Sharma bagged two wickets each. Raina got the wicket of the opposition’s top scorer Mohd Wajidhuddin (26) in the only over he bowled. Air India came out to chase a low score with intentions of finishing the game early. Manvinder Bisla scored a run-a-ball 29 while Naman Ojha fell after scoring just six runs. Hiten Dalal struck four sixes and three fours during his 18-ball stay scoring 40 to complete the chase in just nine overs.

Brief Scores:

Combined Districts: 78/10 in 35 overs (Mohd Wajidhuddin 26; Gaurav Kumar 5/6)

Air India: 83/1 in 9 overs (Hiten Dalal 40* (18), Manvinder Bisla 29* (29); Mohd Wajidhuddin 1/36)

Air India won by 9 wickets


Comptroller and Auditor General Sports vs Vidarbha Cricket Association:

In a close game played at the AOC ground, CAG Sports chased down the 212-run target set by Vidarbha with just 3 balls to spare. CAG were reduced to 60/4 in 20 overs by Vidarbha but a 124-run stand between Arpit Vasavada and Ankit Sharma took them close to the target. Vasavada got out after scoring a century and Bipul Sharma followed him in the 47th over which slimmed their chance of a win. But Ankit remained unbeaten to seal a win along with Imtiaz Ahmed, who hit a four and a six on consecutive deliveries when they needed 10 runs from 5 balls.

Earlier Vidarbha lost quick wickets in the form of their captain Jitesh Sharma and the star of the previous match Sachin Kataria after electing to bat first. A 92-run stand for the 5th wicket between Urvesh Patel and Apoorva Wankhede helped them finish at 211/7 in the 50 overs. Urvesh scored a 121-ball 73 while Wankhede hit 51 off just 52 balls.

Brief Scores:

Comptroller and Auditor General Sports: 212/6 in 49.3 overs (Arpit Vasavada 106 (140), Ankit Sharma 57* (86); Ravi Jangid 2/14)

Vidarbha Cricket Association: 211/7 in 50 overs (Urvesh Patel 73 (121), Apoorva Wankhede 51 (52); Shaurya Sanandia 4/45)

C.A.G Sports won by 4 wickets


Baroda Cricket Association vs Kerala Cricket Association:

A century from opener Jyotsnil Singh helped Baroda register their 2nd consecutive win as they defeated Kerala. After electing to bat first, Baroda’s innings was anchored by Jyotsnil. He scored 103 off 138 balls with five fours and two sixes before getting out in the 49th over which helped his side finish at 222/7. In reply, Kerala were bowled out for just 127 as Ninad Rathwa picked up a 5-wicket haul. Opener Rohan Kunnummel was the last man to be dismissed in their inning, who scored 70 in 90 balls.

Brief Scores:

Baroda Cricket Association: 222/7 in 50 overs (Jyotsnil Singh 103 (138); Fanoos F 2/44)

Kerala Cricket Association: 127/10 in 34.1 overs (Rohan Kunnummel 70 (90); Ninad Rathwa 5/29)

Baroda C.A won by 95 runs.


Andhra Colts vs Goa Cricket Association:

Andhra Colts: 292/9 in 50 overs (Gnaneswar CR 68 (63), DB Ravi Teja 55 (73), Maheep Kumar K 50 (57); Suarabh Bandrekar 3/72)

Goa Cricket Association: 174/10 in 49.2 overs (Darshan Misal 48 (77); Kamruddin SK 3/18)

Andhra Colts won by 118 runs