AICF officials presenting a bouque to Chandigarh Olympic Association general secretary Ravinder Talwar in the Champions Trophy being organised by All India Cricket Federation at The Banyan Tree School ground in Sector 48-B on Monday.
by sportswire.blogspot.com (Balbir)
CHANDIGARH, DEC 21
A deadly bowling spell by Shubham (5 for 22) helped AICF Haryana beat AICF Delhi by 87 runs in the opening match of the Champions Trophy being conducted by the All India Cricket Federation at The Banyan Tree School ground in Sector 48-B here today.
Batting first, Haryana won the toss and elected to bat. A 98-run partnership for the seventh wicket stand between Jasmeen and Hargunpreet pave the way for Haryana to pile up an impressive score of 212 for 7 in stipulated 20 overs. Jasmeen’s half century (50) contained 10 boundaries and one fiver. Hargunpreet slammed a strokeful knock of 46 was studded with 10 fours.
Opener Arun also contributed a valuable knock of 48. During his stay at the wicket, Arun reached the fence six times. He also hit two huge sixes.
Chasing a victory target of 213 runs for victory, Delhi were bundled out for 125 in 15 overs. Sachin played a defiant knock of 31 (3x4s, 2x6s). Kamal (13), Ankit (17) and Sukhwinder (13) were their other main scorers. Other Delhi batsmen failed to cope up with the bowling of medium pacer Shubham who broke the backbone of Delhi with a spell of 4-0-22-5. Sonti bagged 2 for 10.
In another match, AICF Chandigarh defeated Punjab by 21 runs. Batting first after winning the toss, Chandigarh scored 185 for 8 in allotted 20 overs. Krishna topscored with 40 runs which contained six fours and two sixes. Aman’s unbeaten 31 was laced with five boundaries. Openers Pardeep and Avish contributed 13 and 20 runs, respectively.
Punjab medium pacer Karan bagged 3 for 26. Shiv Kapoor captured 2 for 30.
In reply, Punjab openers Piyush and Mohit gave their team a sound start by putting on 107-run partnership. Piyush played a brilliant innings of 70 with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Mohit hit seven fours in his knock of 35. He hit seven fours. However, after this partnership was broken, Punjab innings fell like pack of cards as their innings was terminated for 164 in 18.5 overs. Aman got three wickets for 25 runs.
Earlier, Chandigarh Olympic Association General Secretary Ravinder Kumar Talwar inaugurated the tournament. He was also introduced to the players. AICF general secretary Deepak Kumar and other federation members welcomed the chief guest.
Brief scores: AICF Chandigarh: 185 for 8 in 20 overs (Avish 20, Baljit Singh 26, Krishana 40, Aman 31, Shiv Kapoor 2 for 30, Karan 3 for 26). AICF Punjab: 164 all out in 18.5 overs (Piyush 70, Mohit 35, Aman 3 for 25).
AICF Haryana: 212 for 7 in 20 overs (Jasmeen 50, Hargunpreet 46, Arun 48, Sunil 12, Ankit 2 for 20, Devand 2 for 20). AICF Delhi: 125 all out in 15 overs (Kunal 13, Sachin 31, Ankit 17, Sukhwinder 13, Shubham 5 for 22, Sonti 2 for 10).