Bank of India (BOI) defeated State Bank of India by 35 runs in the final of the Inter-Bank Cricket (‘A’ Division Institution) Tounament, conducted by the Bankersâ€™ Sports Council, at the Central Railway Ajni ground here on Wednesday.
BOI posted a strong total of 147 for 6 in 20 overs. Opener Shukla smashed 46 to provide his team a flying start. After Shuklaâ€™s departure, Prajesh Prakash (23) and Shishir Lambe (22) boosted team’s total. Skipper Paresh Sutane and Akshay Fadnavis contributed 12 runs each.
In reply SBI were restricted to 112 for 9. Gokhale played a fighting knock of 34. Umesh Shastri was the most successful bowler with 4 wickets conceding just 14 runs. Shishir Lambe chipped in with 3 for 25. It was BOIâ€™s third successive Inter-Bank cricket title.
BOI 147-6 in 20 overs (Tushar Shukla 46, Prajesh Prakash 23, Shishir Lambe 22, Akshay Fadanvis 12 not out, Paresh Sutane 12; Vikram Pingle 2-23, Kavi Mange 1-19, Aditya Gokhale 1-35) bt SBI 112-9 in 20 overs (Aditya Gokhale 34, Kapil Gomashe 24, Sumit Sawatkar 14; Umesh Shastri 4-14, Shishir Lambe 3-25) by 35 runs.