Arjun Kumar,who had starred with bat in the first innings,came good with the ball also as he returned with a five-wicket haul against Odisha to help Punjab garner three points despite the match ending in a draw in the All India U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy cricket tournament held at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala on Wednesday. In reply to Punjab’s first innings total of 350,Odhisa were all out for 214.
Earlier,Odisha resumed from their overnight score of 18 for 2 and were all out for 214 in 84.3 overs. Subranshu Senapati (48) and Ranjit Singh (39) shone with the bat and added 66 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. For Punjab,left-arm spinner Arjun Kumar bowled well to break the backbone of Odisha’s batting by picking up five wickets for 62 runs. Karan Kaila and Sukhwinder Singh bagged two wickets each. In their second innings,Punjab were 61 for no loss when the stumps were drawn. Prabhjot remained unbeaten on 39 while Mandeep Inder Bawa made 16.
Punjab U-19: 1st innings: 350; 2nd innings: 61 for no loss (Prabhjot 39 no,Mandeep Inder Bawa 16 no);
Odisha: 1st innings: 214 all out in 84.3 overs (Subranshu Senapati 48,Ranjit Singh 39,Arjun Kumar 5 for 62,Karan Kaila 2 for 56,Sukhwinder Singh 2 for 53).
Mumbai overpowers Assam
MUMBAI came up with a dominant performance to beat Assam by innings and 68 runs to pocket seven runs for their superb performance. Assam batsmen cut a sorry figure against the Mumbai bowling as they lost 20 wickets on Wednesday.
Resuming from their overnight score of 57 without loss in their first innings,Assam lost the plot as wickets fell like ninepins. From 57 without loss,the team was bowled out for 157 in 48.2 overs. The only silver lining in Assam’s batting was a 60-run partnership for the opening wicket between Biplav Saikia (21) and Jatin Malik (55). Khizar Dafedar (3 for 22)a nd Sarabjit (3 for 60) bowled in tandem to break the backbone of Assam’s batting.
Following on,Assam batsmen once again failed to get going against the Mumbai bowlers and were shot out for 114 in 55 overs. Biplav (24) and Rajakudin (32 not out) tried to delay the inevitable with their dogged knocks but the Mumbai bowlers overpowered them with their fine bowling performances. Khizar once again shone with the ball and bagged four wickets.
Mumbai: 1st innings: 339; Assam: 1st innings: 157 (Jatin Malik 55,Biplav Saikia 21,Khizar Dafedar 3 for 22,Sarabjit Singh 3 for 60,Tushar Deshpandey 2 for 25,Amit Kadam 2 for 35): 2nd inning: 114 all out in 55 overs (Rajakudin 32 no,Biplav Saikia 24,Biku Borgohain 21,Khizar 4 for 18,Tushar Deshpandey 2 for 29,Amit Kadam 2 for 35).
Rajasthan log three points
ADITYA Gadwal (133) and Rajat Chhapparwal (134) hit cemturies each as Rajasthan logged three points for taking the crucial first innings lead against Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) in the drawn match played at PCA Stadium in Mohali. In reply to MPCA’s 361 for 9,Rajasthan made 390 in their first innings.
Earlier,Rajasthan lost two early wickets and were staring down the barrel when Aditya and Rajat got into the rescue act and added 225 runs for the third wicket to put the team back on track. Aditya was dismissed after scoring 133 off 137 balls with the help of 13 boundaries and five mighty sixes while Rajat made a 197-ball 134. Rajat was also involved in a 90-run partnership for the fourth wicket with CK Chundawat (51) as Rajasthan were restricted to 390 for 9 in 91 overs.
For MPCA,Kuldeep Singh bagged five wickets for 101 runs but it was Shreyansh Sharma who hogged the spotlight for his brilliant hat-trick. he finished with three wickets for 88 runs.
MPCA: 361; Rajasthan: 390 for 9 in 91 overs (Rajat Chhapparwal 134,Aditya Gadwal 133,CK Chundawat 51 no,Kuldeep Singh 5 for 101,Shaeyansh Sharma 3 for 88).
Bengal takes three points
AS expected,Bengal took the first innings lead to bag three points in their drawn match against Kerala. Resuming from their overnight score of 126 for 2,they declared their innings at 242 for 8 in 74 overs. Ankit Kesary top scored for the team with a 155-ball 91 while Ritwick Roy Chaudhary chipped in with 51 runs. For Kerala,Nikhil babu bagged three wickets.
In their second innings,Kerala were 160 for 4 in 59 overs when the stumps were drawn. Vishnu Raj top scored with 60 runs.
Kerala: 1st Innings: 106; 2nd Innings: 160 for 4 in 59 overs (Vishnu Raj 60,Subin 35,Jofin Josh 30 no,Ankit Kesari 1 for 5,Amit Kuila 1 for 14); Bengal: 1st innings: 242 for 8 in 74 overs.