10-wicket win for Vijay CC: Aparajith slams double century

It was an eventful match for the 33-year-old Rahil as he touched the 500-wicket mark in the First Division spread across 12 seasons.
10-wicket win for Vijay CC: Aparajith slams double century
G Aparajith and Rahil Shah

Chennai

Vijay CC completed an emphatic 10-wicket win over CromBest in the TNCA First Division League here on Saturday.
Left-arm spinner Rahil Shah’s match haul of 10 for 81 was instrumental in Vijay CC’s rout of CromBest. It was an eventful match for the 33-year-old Rahil as he touched the 500-wicket mark in the First Division spread across 12 seasons. Rahil took four for 43 in the second innings, while captain Malolan Rangarajan finished with three for 31. Vijay CC reached its target of 29 in only 4.1 overs with all its wickets intact. Meanwhile, Jolly Rovers reached a position of strength thanks to B Aparajith who remained unbeaten on 205 (301b, 15x4, 1x6), his second double century of the season, to help his team declare at a mammoth 534 for seven against MCC. Aparajith added 127 runs in 35.2 overs with R Sonu Yadav 70 (123b, 7x4) for the fifth wicket. At stumps on day two, MCC reached 113 for one.
Brief scores: CromBest 91 & 114 in 29 overs (Rahil Shah 4/43, Malolan Rangarajan 3/31, R Sai Kishore 3/31) lost to Vijay 177 & 29 for no loss in 4.1 overs. Points: Vijay 8 (34); CromBest 0 (10). MRC ‘A’ 248 vs Grand Slam 317/5 in 90 overs (V Ganga Sridhar Raju 148, Bhargav Merai 52*). Jolly Rovers 534/7 in 90 overs (Smit Patel 44, B Anirudh Sitaram 57, B Aparajith 205*, M Kaushik Gandhi 79, R Sonu Yadav 70) vs MCC 113/1 in 38 overs (Manav Parakh 45*, S Suresh Kumar 47*). Nelson 531 in 141 overs (Robin Bist 200, Swapnil K Singh 136, S Sunil Rithik 52*, R Divakar 6/90) vs Alwarpet 111/1 in 34 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 59*, Manprit Juneja 43*). Young Stars 471/5 decl. in 143.5 overs (Tushar Raheja 86, U Vishal 83, R Sathyanarayan 117, Ganesh Satish 95, M Kamalesh 64) vs TI Cycles 100/2 in 34 overs (Kunal Chandela 58*). India Pistons 396 in 137.5 overs (Sanvir Singh 85, S Guru Raghavendran 41, M Prabhu 60, M Mithul Raj 70, MS Sanjay 4/104, Monish Satish 3/72) vs Globe Trotters 110/2 in 42 overs.

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