Chennai: IOC overcame a fighting CAB XI to score a 53-run win and will now take on Indian Railways in the quarter finals of the Sahara TNCA Buchi Babu meet on Thursday.
With 318 runs to make in 45 overs, CAB XI, helped by Lakshmi Ratan Shukla (67) and Amitava Chakraborty (60 n.o., made a valiant effort before being all out for 264 in 39.1 overs.
Brief scores: IOC 284 & 191/8 in 45 ovs. CAB 157 & 264 in 39.1 ovs (Shukla 67, A. Chakraborty 60, S.S. Singh 33, R. Saha 36; R. Pawar 3/75) (S. Lahiri 4/58, S.S. Singh 2/59). (PTI)