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IGL gets tight win over Phoenix Park

Friday, March 23, 2012


Industrial Gases Limited (IGL) asserted their lead at the top of Group A of the Super Industrial Services Limited Industrial Cricket League 2012, with a very tight victory over their opponents, Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL). After winning the toss, PPGPL elected to bat. At first, the batting of PPGPL seemed dismal with the team struggling to attain runs whilst wickets fell at a steady rate. Nevertheless, their batsmen stuck to the task and dug deep as they managed to pick up the occasional boundary and kept the score ticking with good running between the wickets. After their allotted ten overs, PPGPL made a competitive 64 runs, most of it coming from extras. Top scoring for PPGPL was C Harbajan, who made 12 runs. 
IGL went in to bat with what was no doubt a clear focus on the task at hand. Having performed well in the league thus far, they fancied their chances against a struggling PPGPL team. The top order did an excellent job of getting runs on the board and ensured that they had a solid foundation on which to build. IGL’s star batsman, R.Sonowar punished the PPGPL bowlers, making a top score of 20 runs. After the eighth over, IGL was sailing to victory at 55 runs, needing ten runs to win. Batsman N Padarat and C Abaradan brought home the game in style ensuring that they remained at the summit of their group. IGL got to their target in nine overs with two wickets in hand.
PPGPL – 64 runs for 6 wickets after ten overs (C Harbajan 12 runs, M Baksh 3/20 (IGL), K Joseph 2/15 (IGL))
IGL- 65 runs for 8 wickets after nine overs (K. Joseph 12 runs,R. Sonowar 20 runs, C Harbajan -2/18 (PPGPL), V Ramdhaine 2/22 (PPGPL))
IPSL Ground
Powergen wins as TCL does not show due to strike action.


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