Jagjit Singh Sandhu’s seven-wicket haul helped hosts Chandigarh rout Ludhiana by an innings and two runs on day three of their fourday U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy match at the Sector-16 cricket stadium on Monday.
The emphatic win also got the home side seven points, including a bonus point, while Ludhiana got 0.
It was a day of fluctuating fortunes, with a total of 18 wickets falling in two innings. Chasing Ludhiana’s first innings score of 280, Chandigarh resumed at overnight 195 for 2, and went on to score 344 in 110.2 overs before getting bowled out.
Their cause was propped up by the overnight pair of Bhagminder Singh Lathar and Arpit Singh Pannu, who put on 52 runs for the third wicket.
The stand was broken by Karan, who got Bhagminder caught by Parul Mehndiratta for 64 off 132 balls, inclusive of 12 boundaries. Pannu played a sedate knock of 45 runs, coming off 122 balls and studded with four boundaries, before making an exit.
Another fruitful partnership for Chandigarh came through Nawansh Aggarwal and Utkarsh Aggarwal, as the two added 61 runs between them.
This time also, Karan snapped the stand by getting Nawansh caught by Navendu Sharma for 27. Utkarsh made 47 off 71 balls, inclusive of seven boundaries and one six.
For Ludhiana Navendu Sharma and Karan claimed the bowling honours by picking up three wickets each for 62 and 86 runs, respectively. Anmol Sharma chipped in with two wickets and gave away 64 runs.
Trailing by 64 runs, Ludhiana started on a disastrous note losing their opener Kashish (1) with just seven runs on the board. Dipin Chitkara (15) and Rajat Arora (7) tried to revive the team’s fortunes but could only add 21 runs for the second wicket.
After their departure, everything went downhill for the visitors, as Jagjit ran through the visitors’ batting line up to bundle them out for 62 in 31 overs. Nine Ludhiana batsmen failed to enter the double figures.
While Jagjit grabbed the limelight for his flattering figures of 7 for 27, Bhagminder supported his bowling partner by claiming three wickets for 26 runs.
* MOHALI CLAIM FIRST INNINGS LEAD
In the second match, Mohali managed to hold off hosts Patiala, and garnered a first innings lead of 132 runs.
Chasing Mohali’s formidable first innings total of 365, Patiala resumed at the overnight score of 121 for 4, only to get bowled out for 233 in 108.2 overs. Sagar Kumar was the main scorer for the local outfit; he made a sedate 76 off 222 balls, studded with 14 boundaries.
Manveer Singh chipped in with 26-ball 25, inclusive of four boundaries and one six. For Mohali, left-ar m spinner Harmanbir Singh bowled impressively to return with a five-wicket haul for 82 runs. He was ably supported by Jasinder Singh, who got three wickets for 73 runs.
In their second innings, Mohali reached 194 for 4 in 64 overs before the stumps were drawn for the day.
While Abhijit Garg (66) was the leading scorer for Mohali in their second innings, Ramandeep Singh (43no) and Harsrup Singh (22no) were holding the fort for the side in the middle. Shubhman Gill chipped in with 29 runs.
The visitors are ahead by 326 runs and on road to getting the better of Patiala. For the home side, Mayank Markande (2 for 40) was the most success-ful bowler.
* AMRITSAR SQUANDERS ADVANTAGE
In the third match, Amritsar bundled out hosts Jalandhar to claim a slender first innings lead of 32 runs, but squandered away the advantage by losing seven wickets for 169 runs in their second innings.
Earlier in the day, Jalandhar, chasing Amritsar’s first innings total of 297 runs, resumed at 132 for 4 only to get bowled out for 265 in 113.1 overs.
The overnight pair of Akshit Chhabra and Shubham Joshi added 66 runs for the fifth wicket before Joshi was trapped in front by Rahul Kashyap for 31, inclusive of four boundaries.
Chhabra and Mohit Mariya then added 46 runs for the sixth wicket before the former was trapped in front by Abhishek Sharma for a well-made 87 off 228 balls, studded with 10 boundaries and one six.
For Amritsar, Rahul Kashyap (4 for 88), Rohit Kumar (3 for 75) and Abhishek Sharma (3 for 39) shared the spoils.
In their second innings, Amritsar were 169 for 7 in 45 overs at the close of third day’s play. They were leading by 201 runs with three wickets in hand.
A third-wicket stand between Abhinav Sharma and Navneet Singh was the highlight of the team’s second essay, and the stand was broken when Abhinav was caught and bowled by Mohit Mariya for 32 off 50 balls, with five boundaries.
Navneet fell to Rohit Chohan after hitting a quick fire 73 off 60 balls, with nine boundaries and four sixes.