Riding on a fluent century by Ishaan Goyal, Punjab secured a draw against Haryana, and also garnered two points on the basis of first innings lead of 10 runs, in the North Zone inter-state under-14 tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at Government Model Senior Secondary School (TM), Sector 26, on Thursday.
Punjab, resuming at the overnight score of 60 for 1, went on to score 292 for the loss of six wickets in 95 overs in chase of Haryana’s first innings score of 282. Ishan led the Punjab team’s charge by making 112 off 240 balls, inclusive of 16 boundaries and two towering sixes. Other notable scorer was Arjun Azad, who made 78 runs from 184 balls, inclusive of 11 hits to the fence.
There was a bit of middleorder wobble when Punjab lost two quick wickets, with Nehal and Deepak getting out for four and zero, respectively. But Satyam Sharma anchored at the innings by scoring unbeaten 36, thus helping Punjab secure vital first innings lead. Gagan remained unbeaten on 17. For Haryana, Ankit picked up three wickets for 90 runs, while Suraj took two wickets for 97 runs.
J&K REGISTER 57-RUN WIN
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA ) be at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) by 57 runs in the North Zone inter-state under-14 tournament match played at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh.
|JKCA, who were trailing by 28 runs in the first innings, resumed at the overnight score of 56 for 1 in 22 overs.
Opener Kanhaiya, who was overnight unbeaten on 22, went on to score 107 off 176 balls, inclusive of 17 hits to the fence. He was a lynchpin in the J&K innings. He failed to find support at the other end, and with wickets falling at regular intervals, JKCA were bowled out for 173 in 62.4 overs.
Other overnight unbeaten batsman Musaif Ajaz added six runs and was out for 15. There were as many as four batsmen in JKCA innings who were out for zero.
For Himachal, Vikram was the pick of the bowlers, as he took five wickets for 64 runs. Shivam Sharma took five wickets for 66 runs.
Chasing a target of 145 for an outright win, Himachal made a mess to get bowled out for 88 runs, thus handing JKCA an outright win and three points.
Sampark led the JKCA bowlers assault and ended up with seven wickets for 29 runs in 16 overs. HPCA were, at one point, reeling at 20 for 4, with Sampark accounting for all the wickets.
Sidhant Dogra made 21 and was the top scorer for the team. Purah Raj scored 18 runs, while Ayush Verma, with 11 runs, was the only other batsmen from Himachal to reach the double figure. Besides Sampark, Faheem Nazir picked up two wickets for 13 runs in 4.2 overs, while Aryan Gandral took one wicket for 15 runs for JKCA.