Haryana secure unlikely victory

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2014 19:11 IST

Haryana rallied to secure a thrilling come from behind win over Jammu and Kashmir in the North Zone inter-state under-14 tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at Government Model Senior Secondary School (TM), Sector 26, on Sunday.

Resuming from 98 for 7 in their first innings, Haryana were bundled out for 117 conceding a lead of 91 runs. Faheem Nazir picked up six wickets for 26 runs for J&K. Sampark took three wickets for 52 runs.

In their second essay, J&K batsmen faltered and were bundled out for 136 runs. Kanhaiya once again was the top scorer. After scoring a century in the first innings, Kanhaiya scored 67 runs in the second innings. He was ably supported by Aryan Gandral and Abdul Samad who made 30 and 32 runs, respectively.

Apart from this trio none of the J&K batsman reached double figures. For Haryana, Ankit Redhu was the star bowler. He picked up five wickets for 50 runs, while Suraj claimed four wickets for 39 runs.

Chasing a target of 227, Haryana somehow managed to score 231 losing eight wickets in the process. Sagar Dahiya was the top scorer with 78 runs, while Naman made 38 runs. Sagar Sharma scored 41 as the trio guided the team home despite a collapse of the middle order. With this win Haryana secured three points, while J&K got zero.

In the second match at PCA stadium, hosts Punjab managed to hold Delhi to a draw but visitors managed to secure two points on the basis of first innings lead. Delhi, chasing first innings total of 262, managed to make 272 taking vital 10 run lead.

Abhinav Tej Rana top scored with 105 runs. Mayank Gosain made 70, while Anmol Sharma scored 48. For Punjab, Sacshan Gupta picked six wickets for 85 runs. Punjab in their second innings were 81 for 1 when stumps were drawn.

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