by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir)
CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11
An outstanding performance by Jaskaran Singh (211) helped Chandigarh pile up an impressing total of 430 for 9 in 95 against Ropar on the first day of the two-day match in the Punjab Under-19 Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.
Jaskaran Singh and Manan Vohra (25) put on 64 runs before Manan Vohra was castled by left arm spinner Sukhjinder Singh for 25 off 49 ball inclusive of 3 boundries. At this stage Naveen Dhiman stepped in to share a 111 runs partnership for the second wicket with Jaskaran Singh which was broken with team’s total reading 175 . Naveen Dhiman was stumped by Pyush Chopra off Sukhjinder for 32. Skipper Gurinder Singh came into fill in the breach and the duo launched an all out attack on Ropar bowlers and stitched a 147 runs partnership for the third wicket in 24.4 overs. The partnership was broken by Arjun who had Gurinder snapped by Gurpreet for 67 off 82 balls inclusive of 6 boundaries. Jaskaran in the meanwhile completed a punishing double hundred (211) off 229 balls with the help of 21 boundaries and 5 sixes. He holed out to Mohit in the deep mid on region in an attempt to hoist medium pacer Avneep Saini out of the ground.
Jaskaran was the fourth man out at 348 in 77.3 overs. From then on Chandigarh lost wickets at regular intervals. Vishal Thind however remained unbeaten on 48 off 55 balls inclusive of 4 boundaries. For Ropar bowling honours were shared by Avneep Saini (2 for 51), Sukhvinder Singh (2 for 84) and Arjun Kumar (2 for 114).
Brief scores : Chandigarh (Ist innings): 430 for 9 in 95 overs (Jaskaran Singh 211, Gurinder Singh 67, Vishal Thind 48 not out, Naveen Dhiman 32, Manan Vohra 25, Avneep Saini 2 for 51, Sukhvinder Singh 2 for 84, Arjun Kumar 2 for 114).
At the Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, Patiala, Mohali could muster 271 for all in 93.1 overs. They were given a rousing start of 104 by Harpreet Mandher (89) and Ankit Pursharthy (37) before Pursharthy was caught in front of the wicket by Vicky Sharma for 37 off 107 balls inclusive of 5 boundaries. Birkanwar then joined Harpreet Mandher and the duo took the total to 150 when Harpreet Mandher was run out by Vinay for 89 off 160 balls inclusive of 9x4s and 2x6s.
After Harpreet’s dismissal Birkanwar kept one end up while wickets were falling at regular intervals at the other end. Birkanwar was the fifth man out with the total reading 220 in which his contribution was 63 off 102 balls inclusive of 9 boundaries. For Patiala left arm spinner Amaninder Singh 5 for 83 and Vikey Sharma 3 for 44 cornered bowling honours.
In reply Patiala were 43 for 1.
Brief scores: Mohali (Ist innings): 271 for all out in 93.1 overs (Harpreet Mandher 89, Birkanwar 63, Ankit Pursharthy 37, Amaninder Singh 5 for 83,Vikey Sharma 3 for 44).
In the third match played at Jalandhar between Amritsar and Jalandhar, Amritsar were given a solid start by openers Gagandeep Singh (35) and Shiv Love (109) who added 67 runs for the first wicket. Shivlove and Amandeep Bawa (82) took the score to 253. Amritsar scored 360 for 8 in 95 overs. Siddharth (3 for 48) and Gurkirat Singh (3 for 124) were the main successful bowlers for Jalandhar.
Brief scores: Amritsar (Ist innings): 360 for 8 in 95 overs (Shivlove 109, Amandeep Bawa 82, Mohit Handa 47, Navneet 42 not out,Gagandeep 35, Siddharth 3 for 48, Gurkirat Singh 3 for 124).
In Ludhiana, batting first after winning the toss, Ludhiana lost their first three wickets for 30 runs in 15.4 overs. Then Abhinav Bhatia (28) and Vikash Chadha (28) garnered 50 runs for the fourth wickets. Gurinder Hara and Abhishek Talwar put on 41 for the sixth wicket and Abhishek Talwar and Jashan Sidhu contributed 42 for the seventh wicket. Ludhiana team finaly folded up for 185 in 66.5 overs. Pawan (4 for 67), Sukhvinder (2 for 22) and Sangram (2 for 25) shared the spoils for Bathinda
Replying, Bathinda were 62 for 2 in 26 overs. Dhruv 19 and Sangram 20 were together at close of play..
Brief scores: Ludhiana (Ist innings): 185 all out in 66.5 overs (Abhinav 28, Vikash Chadha 28, Gurinder Hara 28 , Jashan Sidhu 28, Pawan 4 for 67, Sukhvinder 2 for 22 and Sangram 2 for 25).
Bathinda (Ist innings): 62 for 2 in 26 overs (Dhruv 19, Sangram 20).