With the help of fine centuries by skipper Punit Bisht (152, off 104 balls - 15x4, 6x6) and Varun Sood (121* off 84 balls - 5x4 9x6), Madras Cricket Club entered the quarter-final of the 40th All India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament 2013 with a 102-run win over Ram Pal Cricket Academy here at the St. Stephen's College Ground, Mori Gate, Delhi.
The Madras pair put on 162 for the 4th wicket as their team scored a huge total of 345/5 in 40 overs. Left arm spinner Vishal Chaudhary took 2 wickets in 10 overs and Wasim also took 2 wickets for 46 runs.
In reply, Ram Pal Cricket Academy fought valiantly, scoring 243 all-out in 34 overs. Sachin Chichi batted well and scored 115 runs with the help of 13 boundaries and 5 sixes in 65 balls.
Madras' left arm medium fast bowler Sunil Dagar took 4 wickets for 67 runs, and left arm spinner Varun sood took 3 wickets for 36 runs in 10 overs.
The winners, Madras Cricket Club, will now meet TEDDCO on May 28.
Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Surinder Pal Singh Bitto (MLA, Timarpur). Mr. Anil Jain (Jt. Sports Secy, DDCA) and Mr. B.M. Goswami were also present in the ceremony.
Sood was named the Man of the Match for his fine all-round performance.
MADRAS CRICKET CLUB 345/5 IN 40 OVERS ( MANAV GOEL 31 97X4), PUNEET BIShT (152( 15X5 6X6), SAURAB TIWAR 21, ANKUR JHULKA 05, VARUN SOOD 121 NOT OUT ( 5X4 9X6), VISHAL 2/68, WASIM 2/46, MANOJ CHAUHAN 1/57)
RAM PAL CRICKET ACADEMY 243 ALL OUT IN 34 OVERS ( ARJUN GUPTA24, ,SHICHI CHICHI 115 ( 15X4 5X6 ) PUNEET MEHRA 29, RAJ BAHADUR 20, KULDIP RAWAT 24, ANUREET SINGH 1/36, VARUN SOOD 3/36,SUNIL DAGAR 4/67)