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PESU Post Convincing Victory Over ERCC in Patna District Senior Division Cricket League

Patna, May 11: In a thrilling encounter at Urja Stadium, PESU emerged victorious over ERCC in their final league match of the Patna District Senior Division Cricket League. Spearheaded by an exceptional all-round performance by Shasheem Rathore, who contributed 87 runs and claimed two crucial wickets, along with a solid half-century from Piyush Kumar Singh (76 runs), PESU clinched the match by six wickets. This victory ensured PESU’s second-place finish in Pool C, with YMCC leading the pool standings while ERCC settled for fourth place.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, ERCC, led by captain Bunty Kumar, posted a competitive total of 230 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 40 overs. Vinay Kumar’s blistering half-century, scoring 79 runs off 75 balls, powered ERCC’s innings, supported by contributions from Satyam Jha (36 runs), Saurabh Tiwari (45 runs), Vivek Kumar (25 runs), and an unbeaten knock of 20 runs from Abhinav Singh. For PESU, Shasheem Rathore led the bowling attack with two wickets, while Pawan, Rahul Rathore, and Rajesh Kumar Sinha claimed a wicket each.

In response, PESU chased down the target with authority, reaching 231 runs for the loss of four wickets in just 24.5 overs. Shasheem Rathore continued his stellar form with the bat, smashing 87 runs off just 38 balls, ably supported by Piyush Kumar Singh’s composed innings of 76 runs off 61 balls. Babul also made a valuable contribution with 40 runs to ensure PESU’s victory. For ERCC, Abhishek Singh, Abhinav Singh, Priyanshu Yadav, and Diwakar Kumar managed to pick up a wicket each.

Brief Scorecard:

ERCC: 230 runs for 8 wickets in 40 overs (Vinay Kumar 79, Satyam Jha 36, Saurabh Tiwari 45, Vivek Kumar 25, Abhinav Singh 20*, Extras 17; Pawan Kumar 1/23, Rahul Rathore 1/42, Shasheem Rathore 2/61, Rajesh Kumar Sinha 1/37)

PESU: 231 runs for 4 wickets in 24.5 overs (Piyush Kumar Singh 76, Shasheem Rathore 87, Babul 40, Akash 5*, Piyush Raj 4*, Extras 17; Abhishek Singh 1/67, Abhinav Singh 1/44, Priyanshu Yadav 1/32, Diwakar Kumar 1/18)


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