Chandigarh: Powered by the elegant batting of Dhaman Singh Mohali Industrial (MIA) Association drubbed Axis Bank in the on-going Union Territory Cricket Association Cup. In the other match, Chandigarh Police defeated Videcon Connect.
Axis bank won the toss and sent MIA to bat. Their decision proved correct as both the openers of MIA were back in pavilion at the paltry score of nine but the situation was not exploited by Axis Bank as the reconstruction of innings was started by Satbir Singh (29) and Daman Singh. For the third wicket both added 62 runs. After the fall of Satbir Dhaman found support from Nikhil Sharma. They added 101 runs and remained not out. Dhaman was particularly ruthless in the last overs. He scored 89 runs whereas his partner scored 27. The team posted 172 at loss of three wickets.
Chasing the mammoth total Axis Bank top order collapsed in order to provide a fast start. Both the openers were sent back at the score of fifteen. Jagjit and Ishan added 28 runs for third wicket but after that no resistance was seen from Axis’ team. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals as all the team was bundled out for 98. In the bowling department also Dhaman shined as he took 2 wickets in his 1.1 over giving just three runs. Amrinderjeet was pick of bowlers as he took 4 wickets in his quota of 3 overs.
In the second match of the day, Chandigarh Police (CP) was against Videocon Connect. Videocon Connect also chose to field after winning the toss. In the low scoring match extras played a major role as the tight fielding and bowling of Chandigarh Police provided them the edge.
CP started strongly adding 27 runs for the first wicket. After that wickets kept falling at regular interval as all the team bundled out at 127 in 19.4 overs. Vikas Rathi (25) And Ramandeep (26) were highest scorer. Sudhir did the damage with bowl as he took 4 wickets in his quota of 4 overs. He was supported by Nitesh and Ramdhir. Chasing the score Videocon’s line up crumbled under the accurate bowling of CP. Kuljeet (24) and Sandeep (26) were only two players who made some difference. With the bowl Rajiv took 5 wickets. On other end he got the required assistance from Balwinder ho bagged 2 wickets. They only conceded 9 extras in comparison of 21 of Videocon.
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