BCCI Corporate Trophy: Ashwin flops as Chawla guides Chemplast to triumph

Indore: India Cements skipper R Ashwin was smashed for 69 runs in 12 wicketless overs as his India teammate Piyush Chawla grabbed six wickets to guide Chemplast to a 79-run win over India Cements in the finals of the BCCI Corporate Trophy here.

An impressive bowling perfomance from Chawla, six for 32, helped Chemplast dismiss India Cements for 188 in reply to the winner`s 267 for seven.

Opting to bat, Chemplast rode on a hundred from Rajagopal Sathish (105) to post a competitive total in their quota of 50 overs. Sathish hit 13 fours and two sixes in his 123-ball knock.

He was ably supported by Ajay Kudva (58), who scored a half-century laced with six boundaries and a six.

India Cements captain Ashwin failed to take a wicket in his 12 overs and gave away 69 runs. Pacer Yomahesh was most successful bowler for his side and finished with figures of 4/53 in his 10 overs.

Chasing 267, India Cements lost two in the first over of their innings with Arun Karthik and S Badrinath both dismissed for ducks by seamer Sandeep Sharma.

India Cements were lurching at 77 for six when Vijay Shankar (67) joined his skipper Ashwin (36) at the crease. The duo added 68 runs for the seventh wicket.

Shankar`s quick-fire knock came of just 57 deliveries including three fours and two sixes but could take his side to victory as they fell 79-short of the target. PTI ARN

Chemplast received the Raj Singh Dungurpur Trophy and a cash prize of Rs one crore for winning the tournament.