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Western Railway emerge RCF Twenty20 champs

Western Railway (WR) beat Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) by 96 runs to win the RCF Corporate T20 tournament for the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Cup.

Champion stuff: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar (centre) with the victorious Western Railway team and RCF officials
Champion stuff: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar (centre) with the victorious Western Railway team and RCF officials

Electing to bat, WR got off to a great start as openers Asad Pathan (49 off 31 balls) and Saurabh Wakaskar (18 off 12 balls) blasted 54 runs in just 27 balls.

WR amassed 202 losing seven wickets as the solid foundation of the openers helped Vinayak Bhoir (45 off 25 balls) and Prasad Patil (30 off 19 balls) come in and attack thereafter.

Chasing a stiff target, RCF lost three quick wickets to begin with. They eventually folded up for 106 in 14.3 overs. Left arm spinners Bhoir and Hitesh Kadam scalped three wickets each. WR received a cash prize of Rs 100,000, while RCF were richer by Rs 75,000.

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