TNCA: Rahil Shah puts Vijay CC on top

Rahil Shah

Chennai: Vijay CC’s Rahil Shah helped dismiss CromBest for a modest score of 91 in the eighth round of the TNCA First Division League here on Friday.

Rahil Shah, the left-arm spinner registered a six-wicket haul in the process and what was more impressive was that all his wickets came in a single spell. He bowled well in tandem with skipper and off-spinner Malolan Rangarajan, who took four for 25.

Vijay’s batsmen fared slightly better scoring 177 and taking a lead of 86 runs with wicket-keeper N Jagadeesan scoring 53 (72b, 4×4, 2×6) while J Kousik remained unbeaten on 54 (86b, 6×4, 1×6).

CromBest is in danger of suffering an innings defeat as it was struggling in its second innings at 53 for five with Rahil taking three for 27.

Brief scores:

MRC ‘A’ 248 in 88.3 overs (K Srikar Bharat 46, Arpit Vasavada 43, R Srinivasan 113, B Arun 4/69, M Abhinav 3/61) vs Grand Slam. Jolly Rovers 337/3 in 90 overs (Smit Patel 44, B Anirudh Sitaram 57, B Aparajith 114*, M Kaushik Gandhi 78*) vs MCC. Nelson 299/4 in 87 overs (Robin Bist 103*, Swapnil K Singh 90*, R Divakar 3/50) vs Alwarpet. Young Stars 248/2 in 90 overs (Tushar Raheja 86, U Vishal 83) vs TI Cycles. India Pistons 260/7 in 90 overs (Sanvir Singh 85, S Guru Raghavendran 41, M Prabhu 44*) vs Globe Trotters. CromBest 91 in 24.3 overs (Rahil Shah 6/38, Malolan Rangarajan 4/25) & 53/5 in 14 overs (Rahil Shah 3/27) vs Vijay CC 177 in 47 overs (N Jgadeesan 53, J Kousik 54*, R Alexandar 5/45)

NT Bureau