Rahul Pagad’s all round performance helps WPP India XI beat TKCC by 15 runs at Cibubur 

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Elsewhere at the Cibubur grounds, in a Division 1 encounter between WPP India XI and TKCC on Sunday, WPP secured a 15 run victory. Despite losing the toss and being asked to bat first, WPP got off to a good start when they reached 101/2 in just 12 overs. 67 runs were scored in the next session as TKCC pulled things back by claiming two more wickets, which left WPP at 168/4 after 24 overs. A fine bowling display in the slog overs by all-rounder Kshitij (3/35) saw WPP being all out for 220 runs in 32.4 overs. Half centuries from Pallav Malhotra (57 runs) and Rahul Pagad (54 runs) helped WPP reach a score of respectability, while for TKCC, Rakesh AS and Vishal Garg took 2 wickets apiece.
TKCC in response were cautious in their response as they reached 56/1 at the first drinks break of 12 overs. A brief stoppage of play due to rains in the 14th over did not deter TKCC as they began to consolidate in the second session, and were well on course when they reached 145/1 after 24 overs, with Kshitij batting on 70 runs and Maneesh Tripathi on a well made 51 runs. A strong come-back by the WPP bowlers in the final session saw them dismiss both set batsmen immediately after resumption of play which ensured that TKCC could only manage 205/8 in its full quota of 35 overs.
Bhuvan Manjunathan (2/35) lead the bowling, ably supported by Rahul Pagad (1/28) and Dhiraj Nagpal (1/38), while for TKCC Kshitij remained the top scorer with 70 runs followed by Maneesh (58 runs)
At this half way stage, Senayan CC continues to lead the points table in Division 1 while the Jaguars lead Division 2. The rest of the teams will look to catch up in the race to the finish, as the league is set for an exciting phase in the lead up to the title summit.