BRILLIANT BOWLING by Amit Joshi (6/39) helped host Indore division to rout Gwalior division by 110 runs to enter the final of Hiralal Gaikwad U-19 cricket tournament organized by MPCA being played at ITI grounds on Saturday.
Resuming at the overnight score of 206/6, Indore division tail did not wag for long and were skittled out for 218. Chasing a target of 219 Gwalior division batsmen failed to pull up their socks for the second time and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
While in the first innings it was Devanand Chourasiya who bowled well for Indore, in the second innings it was off spinner Amit Joshi who showed his class to send the batsmen packing at regular intervals.
In the beginning of the innings Paras Jain took two wickets for 34 runs and from the other end Joshi completed the innings without any difficulty.
Gwalior batsmen were dancing to the tunes of Joshi and only Varmesh Singh, the first innings hero, showed grit to stay at the wicket and his class by sending the balls to the ropes at regular intervals.
Varmesh got good support from Amit Sharma and both steadied the innings and helped their team to cross 200. After the departure of well set batsmen, Gwalior innings folded up without any further fight. Varmesh scored 79 with 12 boundaries while Amit Sharma scored brilliant 61 with 10 hits to the ropes.
Amit Joshi in his 16 overs took six wickets conceding 39 runs while Paras Jain captured two wickets for 34 in nine overs to help their team bundle out Gwalior for 222 and win the match by 110 runs.
Brief Scores: Gwalior Division I innings: 144 and II innings: 222, Indore Division I innings: 249 and in II innings: 218. Result: Indore Division won the match by 110 runs.