ON THE basis of the first innings lead, Bhopal were declared winners against Jabalpur in the first three-day match of the A W Kanmadikar Trophy under-15 cricket tournament that concluded at the Old Campion grounds on Wednesday. Three Bhopal players hit centuries in the match.
Resuming the innings from last day’s score of 347 for 3 wickets, Bhopal skipper Shreyas Singh and Akash Gupta continued to bat well. Shreyas, who was not out at 74, soon completed his flawless century. On the other end, the determined Akash gave a good support to his skipper by rotating the strike regularly.
Shreyas scored 147 runs. On Tuesday, Shivam Chaube and Vikrant Singh scored centuries. At an impressive 488-run score with a lead of 352 runs, Bhopal declared their innings.
In their second innings, Jabalpur lost first wicket for 39 runs. The visitors stumbled after the loss of the first wicket. Once again, the lethal left arm spin attack posed problems for the team. Not able to face the pressure, Jabalpur lost six wickets for just 98 runs at the end of the final day. Zaid Khan and Aditya Shrivastava claimed three and two wickets, respectively.
Earlier, senior IPS officer Yashovardhan Azad was introduced to the players of both teams. On the occasion, BDCA vice-president Aruneshwar Singhdeo, secretary Dr Shafquat Mohammad Khan, joint secretary Hamidullah Khan ‘Mamu’, Rajat Verma, Dr Nirbhay Shrivastava were present. Dr Sushil Singh, Mahesh Prajapati, CS Dhakad, Bhopal team coach JP Tyagi and others were present
Team performance impresses ex-coach
IMPRESSED BY the performance of Bhopal team, former coach of Madhya Pradesh cricket team Devashish Nilose said the future of these players is bright. “If they maintain the consistency, these players would be the future of Bhopal cricket,” said Nilose. About the wicket at the Old Campion Grounds, he said the bounce in the pitch even after 3 days play suggests that it is a good track.