December 6, 2001

Railways win over Vidarbha

Staff Reporter

Railways cantered to victory over Vidarbha, chasing a small total and winning their Ranji one-day match by five wickets at Udaipur.

Winning the toss, Railways put Vidarbha in to bat, and their bowlers did not let them down. Barring a good opening partnership, none of the batsmen could put on stands until the very end, when Samir Khare and Harshal Shitoot added 66 runs for the sixth wicket.

Chasing 225, Railways made light work of the total, achieving it in only 36.3 overs. Syed Raza Ali made an unbeaten 72 off just 62 balls, and he was well supported by skipper Abhay Sharma's 49 off 32 balls.