Mumbai: Opener Bhupen Lalwani of R A Podar College slammed a century, but ended up in the losing side as they lost to Rizvi College five-wicket in the quarter-final match of the Mumbai University Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the National CC ground, Cross Maidan. The dashing opener Bhupen fine 86-ball 108 was studded with 12 sweetly-timed hits to the ropes and three powerful sixes. He received good support from Sanket Kashte 67 runs and Arya Satpute 33 but they could only muster to score 258 for the loss of five wickets from their quota of 45 overs.
Rizvi comfortably chased down the target as both the opening batsmen Srujan Athawale 91 runs and Rudra Dande 84 runs laid the foundation for their win with a solid 173-run partnership for the opening wicket. Later, Sidak Singh scored an unbeaten 40 runs to steer Rizvi to 259 for wickets in 49.4 overs and to an emphatic victory.
Brief scores: R.A. Podar College 258 for 5 wickets, 45 overs (Bhupen Lalwani 108, Sanket Kashte 67, Arya Satpute 33; Krutik Hangawadi 3 for 49) lost to Rizvi College 259 for 5 wickets 39.4 overs (Srujan Athawale 91, Rudra Dande 84, Sidak Singh 40*; Vedak Druve 4 for 54).