Rajasthan crush Railways by 188 runs in Cooch Behar Trophy

Rajasthan earned a place in the knock-out phase of the tournament after their win Getty Images

Jaipur: Jan 8, 2012

Abhimanyu Lamba (5/39) and Akhil Lamba (3/46) shared eight wickets between them to guide Rajasthan to a huge 188-run victory over Railways in the under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy plate group semifinal match.

The victory has earned Rajasthan a place in the knock-out phase of the tournament. They would be taking on Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinal from January 13 at the Sawai Man Singh stadium here.

Chasing a stiff target of 403 runs, Railways resumed their innings at 27 for one, but the visitors failed to negotaite Abhimanyu and Akhil, who simply ran through their batting line-up.

After a good opening session at the end of which they were 153 for three, Railways lost as many as seven wickets in the afternoon to be bundled out for 214.

Akshat Pandey (52) was the top-scorer with a resolute half-century, while Rohit Sherawat (49), Dhanraj Singh (27) and Bhupendra Singh (19) also got starts but failed to convert them into big scores. (PTI)