CHENNAI: India Test opener Murali Vijay was in sublime form as he cracked a 64-ball 90 to help his team Jolly Rovers beat AG’s Office by 57 runs in the semifinals of the Take Solutions-Ashok Kumbhat T20 Trophy cricket tournament held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.
Rovers lost opener Piyush Chawla cheaply, but recovered courtesy a solid second-wicket partnership of 85 runs between Vijay and Kaushik Gandhi.
Brief scores: Semifinals: Jolly Rovers 169/5 in 20 ovs (M Vijay 90, Kaushik Gandhi 56; Sunny Singh 2-21, AC Prathiban 2-38) bt AG’s Office 112/9 in 20 ovs (Piyush Chawla 3-12, Syed Mohammed 2-7, Prashanth Parameswaran 2-18, R Sathish 2-16); Vijay CC 159/8 in 20 ovs (B Aparajith 66; MK Sivakumar 4-31) bt Grand Slam CC 157/9 in 20 ovs (Surya Prakash 57, Yo Mahesh 60; Aswin Crist 2-42, Vijay Shankar 2-32, Rahil Shah 2-19)
KDCA selection trials
Selection trials for the Kancheepuram District Cricket Association (KDCA) team for 2016-17 will be held on Saturday at the Born Scholars Matriculation Higher Secondary School (Mambakkam) at 6.30 am. Candidates should be a resident of the district and also a registered player of a team affiliated to the KDCA.