Murali bowls Milkway to victory

Chennai: A Muralidharan (5/47) bagged five wickets to guide Milkway Cricket Club to a three-wicket win over TV Sivaprakasam Memorial Sports Club in the TNCA Fifth Division ‘C’ match. In the first innings, TV Sivaprakasam made a decent total of 269 for nine in its 50 overs.

Muralidharan single-handedly kept his side in the hunt by taking a five-wicket haul. Milkway crossed the finish line with just one ball to spare. It was hugely down to the effort of K Eswaran (5/61), whose spell went in vain.

Brief scores:
V-DIVISION ‘C’:

Vijay’s RC 77 in 31.2 overs (M Kani 3/7) lost to United Friends CC (Chengalpet) 81 for 2 in 12.4 overs (V Santhana Sekar 31)

IAF (Tambaram) 224 for 9 in 50 overs (Bhanu Pratap Singh Rana 77, Mahipal Singh 64, KD Dinesh Antony 4/61) beat Chennai Corporation OA 195 in 48.1 overs (C Kishore Kumar 81, Umesh Kumar 4/44)

Sir Ashley Biggs Institute 136 in 48 overs (M Pradeep 3/18) beat Gandhi CC 110 in 46 overs (A Sai Krishna 3/28, B Manikandan 3/14)

Hunters XI 182 in 46.3 overs (P.T. Rama Rao 35, D. Sivaraman 3 for 17) beat Venkat Cricket Club 124 in 32.4 overs (B. Sreeram 46, C. Marimuthu 4 for 22)

TV Sivaprakasam Memorial SC 269 for 9 in 50 overs (R Dinesh Kumar 57, J Parthiban 45, K Upendra Babu 41*, K Eswaran 31, A Muralidharan 5/47) lost to Milkway CC 273 for 7 in 49.5 overs (Avinash Upadhyay 74, K Balakannan 63, A Muralidharan 55*, M Karthik 40, K Eswaran 5/61)

V-DIVISION ‘D’:

Chennai P&T Audit RC 190 in 48.3 overs (K Kanibalan 45, Parthiban Jayaraman 4/44) lost to Dorairaj Memorial CC 191 for 6 in 42.3 overs (S Adithya Nathan 66).

NT Bureau