Half-centuries by Mansingh Nigde and Mohsin Dodiya helped defending champions Jain Irrigation register an emphatic 72-run win over Cognizant in a Group D league match in the ABIL Inter-Corporate Cricket Champions Cup at Deccan Gymkhana.
Electing to bat,Jain Irrigation were spurred by an opening wicket stand of 61 between Kunal Nar and Mohsin Dodiya,which came off just 27 balls. Later on Mansingh Nigde went in to score an unbeaten 78 even as Dodiya completed his half-century helping Jain Irrigation post 191 for four in 20 overs.
Nigdes innings was punctuated by three fours and three sixes. Mohsin Dodiya on the other hand scored brought up his 50 in only 19 balls.
Cognizant were never in the hunt as only Sagar Punjal (22) and Varun Deshpande (21) managed to put on runs. Shrirang Kapse (3 for 15) and Rajiv Mehra (2 for 30) ran through the side as Cognizant tottered to 119 for nine in the allotted quota of 20 overs.
Brief scores: Jain Irrigation 191 for 4 in 20 overs (M Nigde 78 n.o,M Dodiya 57,R Mehra 22 n.o; G Chutani 2/26) beat Cognizant 119 for 9 in 20 overs (S Punjal 22,V Deshpande 21; S Kapse 3/15,R Mehra 2/30).