HOST INDORE Division had to wait for four years to grab the Hiralal Gaikwad Trophy from Sagar Division in the U-19 cricket tournament.
On the final day at Usha Raje Cricket grounds on Friday, Indore took the remaining four wickets to win the match and the coveted trophy by 110 first innings lead.
Resuming at the overnight score of 207/6, overnight batsman and Sagar skipper Rameez Khan lost his wicket after scoring 57 runs. At the team score of 228 runs, he was bowled by Amit Joshi.
Avnish Singh and Ram Kumar consolidated their innings and were aiming to bag the trophy for the fifth time in succession but at the score of 288, Sagar lost their well-set batsman Avinash Singh at his individual score of 47 with seven hits to the ropes. He was unlucky not to complete his half century. Later, the Sagar tail-enders could not stay long at the wicket and the team was all out for 305 runs. Ramkumar scored a useful 21 and Vishal Kushwah scored a brisk unbeaten 14 with three boundaries.
Rohan Shrivatsav showed an all round performance by scoring 188 runs and capturing five wickets for 61 runs in 20.5 overs, including six maidens. Ram Singh took two wickets.
The chief guest and Holkar period former cricketer and retired IAS officer Kanti Swaroop Bhatnagar distributed prizes to winners. MPCA secretary and national selector Sanjay Jagdale presided over the function and IDCA president Shravan Gupta and secretary Kanwaljeet Khanuja were also present on the occasion. Walecha conducted the programme and IDCA joint secretary Raju Singh Chouhan proposed the vote of thanks.