December 10, 2001

Railways steamroll Madhya Pradesh

Staff Reporter

A tight bowling performance by Railways gained them a victory over Madhya Pradesh in their Ranji Trophy one-day match at Udaipur.

Winning the toss, Railways opted to bowl first; their bowlers did not let them rue the decision. Barring Devendrasingh Bundela's 46 off 75 balls, none of the other batsmen could even get past 30, and Madhya Pradesh were consequently bowled out for 165. The honours among the bowling attack were evenly shared.

Railways hit off the target, almost derisively, in 26.4 overs. Yere Goud made 50 off 72 and Raja Ali blasted his way to 71 off 55 balls (seven fours, two sixes) to propel his side to 167 in just more than half the quota of overs. With this win, Railways topped the Central Zone points table and qualified for the Wills Trophy.

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