by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir)
CHANDIGARH, JAN 31
Deadly bowling by Dinesh Rana (3 for 6) and Rajan Munjal (3 for 18) helped Modern Agencies defeat Sigma XI by 47 runs and reached the final of the 1st Winter Cup Institutional Cricket Tournamnet being organised by the KK Cricket Academy here today.
Sigma won the toss and elected to field first. Modern Agencies could not face the hostile bowling of Sigma as they were 2 down for just 16 runs in the first six overs. However, a 40-run partnership between Deepinder and Harpreet helped them reach a total of just 112 in the allotted quota of 20 overs. Gurdev scored 20 and Rakesh Purang with two consecutive sixes in the end scored 15. For Sigma Ranjit took 3 wickets for 4 runs and Sandeep took 3 wickets for 29 runs.
Sigma XI had a very easy target of 113 in the allotted 20 overs and were going comforatably towards the target then at the score of 26 they lost four quick wickets and pressure came back on them. Rajan Munjal took three wickets and Dinesh finished the proceedings with three wickets in the end. Modern Agencies with this win entered the finals. Dinesh Rana was declared the man of the match.
Earlier in the day Talwars scored a two-wicket win over Universal in the last over of the match.
Universal won the toss and elected to bat first. Deepak scored 24 and Rahul Rana scored a quickfire 30 in just 13 balls comprising of 2 sixes and 3 fours, and a brilliant 56 of 33 balls by Tej Gobind helped the team score a respectable total of 142 in their quota of 20 overs. For Talwars Tinny took 2 wickets and Monu bagged 2 wickets.
Coming in to bat Talwars lost 2 quick wickets for 15 runs in just 3 overs but Monu and Sushil came up with a 40 runs partnership and won the match for their team with just 2 balls to spare. For Universal Amit took 3 wickets and Rahul Rana 2 and Sandy 2wickets each.
Brief scores: Modern Agencies: 112 for 9 in 20 overs (Harpreet 30, Gurdev 20, Deepender 16, Rakesh Purang 15, Bunny 15, Ranjit 3 for 4,Sandeep 3 for 29,Jaswinder 2 for 16). Sigma XI: 65 all out in 13.2 overs (Sanjay 22, Parminder 14, Dinesh Rana 3 for 6, Rajan Munjal 3 for 18, Vikram 2 for 25).
Universal: 142 all out in 18.4 overs (Tej Gobind 56, Rahul Rana 30, Deepak 29,Tinny 2for 17, Monu 2 for 24). Talwars: 145 for 8 in 19.4 overs (Monu 49, Sushil 41, Amit 3 for 25, Rahul Rana 2 for 17, Sandy 2 for 27).