Hyderabad: Defending champions Chemplast scored a resounding 111-run victory over Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) XI to retain the Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup at the Gymkhana ground on Tuesday.
Chemplast compiled 209 for seven in the allotted 50 overs before bowling out CAB XI for a meagre 98 in 37.2 overs. Left-arm spinner Srikumar Nair and former India medium-pacer Thiru Kumaran did maximum damage, claiming three wickets each.
Nair had contributed with the bat too, scoring a quick 22. Badrinath (42), J.P. Yadav (31) and Ajay Kudua (27) also chipped in with handy runs.
The CAB batsmen were struggling right from the first over and lost wickets at regular intervals.
Barring Amitava Chakraborty (20) and Sanjib Sanyal (16) to an extent, no other batsmen showed the technique or guts to tackle the speed of Kumaran, who claimed three for 28.
Chemplast 209/7 in 50 ovs (Sreekumar Nair 22, Badrinath 42, J.P. Yadav 31, J. Harish 38, Vasanth Sarvanan 25 n.o., Laxmi Ratan Shukla 2/30, Sanjib Sanyal 1/49, Sourashish Lahiri 2/47). CAB XI 98 in 37.2 ovs (Amitava Chakraborty 20, Prasanthi Chandran 1/27, T. Kumaran 3/28, Ram Kumar 2/20, Sreekumar Nair 3/10). Chemplast won by 111 runs.