the raid was conducted when the IPL match was going on in Kanpur © AFP
According to Additional Superintendent of Police, “The raid was conducted when the IPL match was going on in Kanpur” © AFP

Indore: Indore Police busted a cricket betting racket and arrested four persons for allegedly placing bets worth Rs 60 lakh on the IPL match played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions last night. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided an apartment in Sarafa area here last night and caught Pankaj Patidar, Dharmendra Solanki, Vikas Patidar and Sourabh Khandelwal for allegedly betting on the match, Additional Superintendent of Police Devendra Patidar said today. He said the raid was conducted when the IPL match was going on in Kanpur, a city in the Uttar Pradesh state of India and the four were allegedly placing bets on it. Full Cricket Scorecard: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Match 54 at Kanpur

Documents carrying details of transactions worth Rs 60 lakh were seized from their possession, he said. Besides, Rs 3,500 cash, four TV sets and 12 mobile phones were also recovered from them, the ASP said. Police suspect that the four persons may be associated with a gambling racket at the national level. Further probe in the matter was on, he added. IPL 2016: Six arrested for betting during Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians; case registered

Talking of the match, leading from the front, skipper Suresh Raina (58) smashed a much need half-century to guide Gujarat Lions to a six wicketAvictoryAoverAMumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Saturday. After win, Gujarat climb to top of points table with 18 points from 14 games and qualify for play-offs. Batting first, riding on Nitish Rana’s 36-ball 70 Mumbai posted 172/8 in 20 overs. In reply, Gujarat displayed an all-round show with the bat as they chased down the target posting 173/4 with 13 balls to spare.

(With IANS inputs)