by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir)
CHANDIGARH, FEB 28
Despite fine bowling by Rajinder (5 for 22) and Sanjay (2 for 11) Dabur could not extricate themselves from the jaws of defeat as Ranbaxy registered a thrilling two-wicket victory in first Pharma Cup T20 Cricket Tournament here today.
Dabur won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost quick wickets and only Ravinder made defiant 29 runs to take his team to a total of 87 all out in 18.4 overs.
Chasing a target of 88 for victory, Ranbaxy just managed it in 16.2 overs by scoring 89 for 8.
In another match US Vitamin got the better of Cipla with just seven balls to spare.
Cipla elected to bat first and Pankaj scored a brilliant 47 and helped his team score 117 in their alloted quota of 20 overs. Sauranv took 6 for 20 for US Vitamin XI.
Chasing the target Cipla managed to overtake the score with seven balls to spare.
Brief scores: Dabur: 87 all out in 18.4 overs (Ravinder 29, Gurdeep Raina 4 for 18, Nitin 2 for 11). Ranbaxy: 89 for 8 in 16.2 overs (Kulwant 17, Rajinder 5 for 22, Sanjay 2 for 11).
Cipla: 117 for 9 in 20 overs (Pankaj 47, Saurav 6 for 20). US Vitamin: 120 for 5 in 18.5 overs (Munish 28, Ashok 3 for 32, Pardeep 2 for 17).