Ludhiana defeat Bathinda in U-19 cricket tournament
LUDHIANA: Ludhiana defeated Bathinda by two wickets in 'Dhruve Pandove Inter-district Cricket tournament' (Under19) organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the ground of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Monday. They were declared the winners on the basis of first innings lead.
In second innings, Bathinda scored 144 runs in 44.2 overs. Sunny was the highest scorer with 25 runs. From Ludhiana Paras Bhardwaj made a fourwicket haul by giving 48 runs and Amritpal claimed 3 wickets by giving 40 runs. While, Girish and Kamaljit scored 17 runs each on day- two of the four-day match.
Though in second innings, Ludhiana made 92 runs by loosing 8 wickets in 51.1 overs, in which Gurjot and Abhinav Bhatia scored 21 and 25 runs, respectively. While Paras Bhardwaj claimed 2 wickets by giving 23 runs on day-two. From Bathinda, Ramesh claimed 4 wickets by giving 27 runs and Sukhmander claimed 2 wickets by giving 28 runs.
However, on day one Ludhiana restricted Bathinda to a moderate total of 220 runs in the first innings of the match. Amritpal Singh claimed 4 wickets by giving 50 runs and Sandip Singh 3 wicket by giving 35 runs.
Ludhiana, in their first innings had scored 244 runs by loosing all the wickets in 25 overs. Brief Scores: First Innings: Bathinda: 220 runs all out; Ludhiana: 244 all out in 112 overs. Nimit Malhan28, Abhinav Bhatia- 18, Nikhil Chodhry-48, Abhishek Talwar- 107 n.o, Chirag-24, Kamaljit1/17, sunny-1/17; Ramesh-3/78, Sukhmander-3/73;
Second Innings: Bathinda: 144 all out in 44.2 overs
Girish-17, Sidiqi-14, Manpreet- 17, Sunny-25 n.o, Amritpal-3/40, Paras Bhardwaj-4/48, Sandip2/20); Ludhiana: 92/8 in 51.1 (Gurjot-21, Abhinav Bhatia- 25, Nikhil Chodry-18, Ramesh-4/27, Sukhmander-2/28.
The Ludhiana and Bathinda teams clash at Dhruve Pandove Inter-district Cricket Tournament (Under-19) at PAU ground in Ludhiana.