Despite a mini collapse in the middle order,Chandigarh still managed to take a slender ten-run lead over Mohali on the second day of their match in the Under-19 cricket tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at PCA Stadium on Saturday. Chandigarh were cruising merrily at 115 for 2 when the introduction of right-arm leg spinner Karan Aggaral led to a mini collapse and Chandigarh were reduced to 147 for 5. However,useful partnerships between Arpit Pannu and Vaibhav Kaushik and later some useful runs by Nawansh Aggarwal helped the team overhaul Mohali’s first innings total and take a slender lead of ten runs when the stumps were drawn.
Earlier,in reply to Mohali’s first innings total of 218,Chandigarh made a good start through openers Shivam Bhambri and Bhagminder Singh as they put on 50 runs for the first wicket. Bhambri was out for 21 as he was caught by Ramandeep off left-arm spinner Amish Sidhu’s bowling. Arjit Singh then joined Bhagminder and together they added 65 runs for the second wicket before the latter was caught behind by wicketkeeper Harsrup off Anmoljit Singh’s bowling. He was out after making 67 off 151 balls with the help of ten boundaries and two mighty sixes.
Chandigarh,at this stage,were 112 for 2. However,the introduction of right-arm leg spinner Karan Aggarwal led to a mini collapse and Chandigarh were soon struggling at 147 for 5 in 70 overs. Karan extracted a lot of turn and bounce from the surface and first trapped Chandigarh skipper Simranpreet plumb in front of the wicket for 13 and later had Talwinder Singh caught by wicketkeeper Harsrup for 10.
At this stage,Vaibhav Kaushik joined Arpit Pannu and the duo took the score to 211 in 86.4 overs by adding 64 runs for the sixth wicket before Vaibhav was caught by Harsrup off Khushpreet’s bowling for 25 runs. He hit five boundaries during his 43-ball knock. Nawansh then joined Pannu and they took the score to 228 for 6 when the stumps were drawn.
In the process,they helped Chandigarh take a slender lead of ten runs over Mohali. Pannu was batting on 40 off 144 balls,inclusive of six boundaries,while Nawansh was unbeaten on 13. Karan Aggarwal and Anmoljit Singh Dhillon were the most successful bowlers for Mohali as they both claimed two wickets each.
Mohali: 1st innings: 218: Chandigarh: 1st innings: 228 for 6 in 95 overs (Bhagminder Singh 67,Arpit Pannu 40 no,Arjit Singh 26,Vaibhav Kaushik 25,Shivam Bhambri 21,Nawansh Aggarwal 13 no,Anmoljit Singh Dhillon 2 for 23,Karan Aggarwal 2 for 47,Amish Sidhu 1 for 36,Khushpreet Singh 1 for 36)
Easy win for Amritsar
SUNNY and Rohit Kumar wreaked havoc on Jalandhar batsmen as they both grabbed four wickets each to help Amritsar register an easy ten-wicket win at Gandhi Ground in Amritsar on Saturday. After dismissing Jalandhar for 83 in their second innings,Amritsar reached the target of 11 runs without any loss and beat Jalandhar inside just two days. A total of 18 wickets had fallen on the first day. With this,Amritsar logged seven points,including a bonus.
Earlier,resuming from their overnight score of 144 for 8,Amritsar could add just four more runs and were dismissed for 148 in 59.5 overs. Mohit Mariya grabbed both the wickets to finish with figures of 6 for 47.
In their second innings also,Jalandhar failed to get off to a good start and were bowled out for 83 runs in 40.3 overs. They were precariously placed at 17 for 5 in 13.5 overs at one stage. Seven of their batsmen failed to open their account. Opener Rajat Sharma waged a lone battle and was finally out after scoring 50 off 130 balls. Rishin remained unbeaten on 15. The bowling honours was shared by Rohit and Sunny who bowled a tidy length and returned with four wickets each.
Chasing 11 runs to win,Amritsar achieved the target without any loss in 1.1 overs.
Jalandhar: 1st innings: 74 all out in 36.5 overs; Jalandhar: 2nd innings: 83 all out in 40.3 overs (Rajat Sharma 50,Rishin Sharma 15 no,Sunny 4 for 19,Rohit Kumar 4 for 29,Surinder Kumar 2 for 10); Amritsar: 1st innings: 148 all out in 59.5 overs (Karan Sharma 54,Navneet Singh 20,Mohit Mariya 6 for 47,Rohit Chohan 2 for 42); Amritsar: 2nd innings: 11 for no loss in 1.1 overs.
Patiala firmly in drivers seat
ANMOLPREET and Sanvir Singh both struck centuries each as Patiala posted a mammoth total in their first innings in their match against Ludhiana at PAU in Ludhiana on Saturday. Then,they took five quick wickets to leave the hosts tottering at 70 for 5 at the close of day’s play.
Earlier,resuming from their overnight score of 343 for 4,Patiala batsmen Anmolpreet and Sanvir added 164 runs for the fifth wicket before Anmolpreet was finally caught and bowled by Nikhil. He scored a 153-ball 111 with the help of 15 boundaries. Sanvir then found an able partner in Karan Kaila and together they put on 168 runs for the seventh wicket.
Sanvir was out while going for an ambitious shot. He made 162 off 199 balls with the help of 17 boundaries. Patiala declared their innings at 644 for 8 soon after Karan Kaila fell short of his century by nine runs. For Ludhiana,Navendu was the most successful bowler with 3 for 190 while Sandeep grabbed two wickets.
In reply,Ludhiana made a poor start and lost two wickets with only three runs on the board. At the close of the day’s play. Ludhiana were 70 for 5 in 3 overs and were trailing Patiala’s first innings score by 574 runs. Siddharth Sharma took two wickets for Patiala.
Patiala: 1st innings: 644 for 8 decld (Prabhjot 166,Sanvir Singh 162,Anmolpreet 111,Karan Kaila 91,Sagar 32,Manpreet 31,Navendu 3 for 190,Sandeep 2 for 39); Ludhiana: 1st innings: 70 for 5 in 34 overs (Nikhil 28,Parul 16,Siddharth Sharma 2 for 13).