GWALIOR DIVISION shot out Bhopal Division for a paltry 142 and then raced to 99 for the loss of one wicket on the first day of the A W Kanmadikar Trophy Cricket Tournament for under-15 boys that began at Bab-e-Aali Stadium.
Bhopal, who had defeated the BHEL Division by a mammoth 665 runs recently, collapsed after batting first on a batsmen-friendly wicket. After winning the toss, captain Aditya Shrivastava decided to bat first.
Opener Anupam Toppo, who had scored 83 runs against BHEL, failed to repeat the performance. While hitting a delivery he was caught out at his individual score of five runs. Next batsman skipper Aditya Shrivastava even failed to open his account.
The first four batsmen of Bhopal were out by the time the scoreboard read 19 runs. Thanks to the small but invaluable innings by Tarun Yadav, Nitin and Tanmay Patwardhan, Bhopal went past 100 runs. Tanmay scored the highest 33 runs while Tarun and Nitin scored 28 runs each.
With the help of their innings, Bhopal managed to score 142 runs that included nine extras. Gwalior’s Vikram was the wrecker-in-chief claiming five wickets conceding 61 runs.
Replying to the total, Gwalior opening pair Himachal Chauhan and Mukul Raghav swung the bat around and stitched together a partnership of 76 for the first wicket.
Himachal was out after contributing 50 runs to the total. Abhishek Jain and Mukul were together when the stumps were drawn. Aditya Shrivastava scalped the only wicket for Bhopal.