After the high scoring start to the tournament last weekend, the bowlers fought back as this weekend’s games were more attritional in nature. WISCI & WPP India XI consolidated their leadership positions while Ceylon & Mavecrics came back with wins.
Emerio Dragons chose to bat first in their much anticipated clash with WISCI Wanderers and the pair of Aman Singh & Viraj Bhammar continued the form from the last game to have their side well placed at 77 for 1 at the half-way stage. Suhail Modak struck with the price wicket of Viraj before hobbling off due to a bad back. The introduction of spin in the form of Vipin Chawla & Kirubasankar, then triggered panic among the Dragons and a collapse ensued with the Emerio folding up for just 114 runs. In reply, the experienced duo of William Noronha & Rajeev Rajeswaran, played sensibly to take their side home with 8 wickets to spare. Maneesh Dubey was the star Emerio bowler.