March 30, 2009 2:58:01 am
Buoyed by a sizzling knock of 68 runs in just 35 balls by Karan Aggarwal,Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy scored an emphatic 109-run win over Stepping Stones Cricket Academy,Sector 37 in a league match of the Inter-Academy U-16 Cricket Tournament being organised by Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to Punjab cricket Association on Sunday.
After skipper Rishu Chopra won the toss and decided to bat first,DP Azad Cricket Academy were given a brilliant start by openers Daksh Aggarwal and Karan Aggarwal who shared a 101-run stand for the first wicket. Karan was more into the bludgeoning mode as he smashed ten fours and three sixes in his innings of 68 runs. After Karan departed,Daksh carried on the good work and shared a 98-run stand with skipper Rishu Chopra for the fourth wicket.
Daksh remained unbeaten on 83 hitting ten boundaries in his innings while he was ably assisted by Rishu Chopra and Talwinderjeet Singh who scored 41 and 23 respectively. DP Azad Cricket Academy posted a mammoth total of 273 for 5 in the allotted 40 overs.
Chasing a target of 274 runs in 40n overs,Stepping Stones Cricket Academy managed to score 165 for 9 in the allotted 40 overs. Sham Kumar was the top scorer for his team as he played as knock of 57 runs. Arun Kumar contributed 27 runs while Honey Rana remained unbeaten on 18. For DP Azad Cricket Academy,left-arm medium pacer Harshank Singh claimed four wickets by giving just three runs while off spinner Abhilash Sharma claimed two wickets for 19 runs.
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Brief scores :
DP Azad Cricket Academy : 273 for 5 in 40 overs (Daksh Aggarwal 83 no,Karan Aggarwal 68,Rishu Chopra 41); Stepping Stones Cricket Academy : 165 for 9 in 40 overs (Sham Kumar 57,Arun Kumar 27,Harshank Singh 4 for 5,Abhilash Sharma 2 for 19)
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