SBI enter BCCI corporate cricket final

State Bank of India thrashed Comptroller and Auditor General by 108 runs in the semi-final of BCCI corporate cricket tournament

Chennai: Sep 5, 2011

State Bank of India Hyderabad entered the final of the BCCI Corporate Cricket tournament for the Raj Singh Dungarpur Trophy with a semifinal win over Comptroller and Auditor General Office on Monday.

Electing to bat first, the bankmen scored 318 for nine in 50 overs. CAG, who were 36 for 6 in 10.1 overs after the start of the fielding Power Play, managed to muster 210 all out in 50 overs, thanks to a solid partnership between Sumit and Bipul, who added 107 runs in 98 balls for the seventh wicket.

State Bank opener T Suman 109 (102b, 10×4, 5×6) was involved in two major partnerships of 96 runs in 78 balls for the first wicket with Daniel Manohar and then 101 runs in 123 balls with Annop Pai (62; 85b, 7×4) for the second wicket.

B Sumanth came up with a useful 39 of 32 balls (3×4, 1×6). CAG’s left-arm spinner Bipul Sharma claimed four for 40 and leggie Azhar Shaikh took 3 for 62 and Rizwan Ahmed took six catches in SBH innings.

In reply, CAG’s middle order batsman Sumit Sharma (34; 57b, 2×4, 1×6) and captain Bipul Sharma, coming in at number eight, missed a century with 92 (80b, 6×4, 5×6).

State Bank’s medium pacers D Sivakumar (3 for 51), T Pavankumar (2 for 15) and Ashwin Yadav (2 for 23) and off spinner and man of the match T Suman 3 for 37 were the wicket takers. (PTI)