Tarangini progress to Gymkhana cricket tourney quarterfinals

10Aug 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Tarangini progress to Gymkhana cricket tourney quarterfinals

TARANGINI cricket team beat Jaat Blasters by 24 runs in the ongoing GP Gymkhana Shield 2018 tournament’s match that was played at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) venue on Wednesday.

Tarangini have for that matter booked a place in the quarterfinals of the event, as they have recorded six points from three outings.

The Group A game saw Jaat Blasters win the toss and chose to field. Tarangini made the most of the opportunity to start batting as they raced to 142 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.

Jitin Singh put solid knocks to show and scored 23 runs, which consisted of four boundaries, and helped his side stay in control of the innings after the early dismissal of the team’s opening batsmen.

Ramesh Alluri’s 51 runs which comprised seven boundaries boosted the outfit’s pursuit of a big total, with Lakshmikanth Tarangini, Sarat Chandra and Suman Babu chipping in with 14 runs, 10 runs and 11 runs respectively.

Jaat Blasters’ Samir Chaturvedi finished his bowling spell with two wickets for 31 runs in four overs.

Jaat Blasters’ attempt to make a successful chase ended in vain as they were bowled out for 118 runs in 20 overs.

Gauruv Chaudhury was the outfit’s top run getter in the innings with 27, opener Nassor Zahoro notched 26 runs, Chaturvedi and Ravi Rai recorded 17 runs and 16 runs respectively.

Singh wrapped up an impressive day with four wickets for 24 runs in four overs for the eventual winners, Vekanteswara Rao took two wickets in three overs for the team.

Tarangini, who have yet to concede defeat, are at the top of the Group A followed by Punjabi Kings that has recorded two wins in as many matches to amass four points.

Punjabi Kings will have to post wins in their remaining two games against Vanza and Tarangini to dash away Jaat blasters’ hopes of booking a place in the last eight’s stage.

The DGC Cricket Section has hosted the event, which has brought together 20 teams, with the aim of raising the standard of the sport domestically.