CHANDIGARH, NOV 18 : An outstanding all-round performance by Gaurav Gambhir (102 and 4 for 27) helped Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26 retain the Administrator’s Cup by defeating DAV College, Sector 10 by 79 runs in the final of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.
Batting first after winning the toss, SGGS College posted an impressive total of 230 for 9 in allotted 40 overs. They did not have a good start as their opener Amit Prashar (10) was dismissed with scoreboard reading 20 for 1. Gaurav Gambhir joined opener Barun Sharma and they took the total of 88 before Barun was run out. Barun made 32 with the help of two fours in 55 deliveries.
Gaurav was joined by his brother Anupam Gambhir. The brothers pair was associated in a 108-run partnership for the third wicket. Yugwinder Chahal broke this partnership when he bowled Anupam who made 35 with the help of one boundary.
However, SGGS College slumped to 230 from 196 for 3, losing last six wickets for just 34 runs. Gaurav Gambhir’s strokeful century knock was studded with 10 boundaries. He stayed at the wicket for 138 minutes and faced 99 balls.
Yugwinder Chahal was the most successful bowler for DAV College as he captured four wickets for 43 runs in his eight-over spell.
Scoring 231 runs for victory was an uphill for DAV College. They could muster only 151 before they were dismissed in 32.2 overs in 160 minutes. Openers Simranjit (16) and Amrinder (22), Yugwinder Chahal (39, 4x4s, 1×6), V Chauhan (20) and Rajnish (12 not out) played defiants knocks. Gaurav Gambhir (4 for 27) and Jaskaran (3 for 20) were the wrecker-in-chiefs of DAV College innings. Satnam Singh bagged 2 for 35.
Gaurav Gambhir was rightly adjudged the Man of the Tournament.
Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator Pradip Mehra was the chief guest and distributed the prizes. Finance-cum- Secretary Sports Sanjay Kumar also gave away prizes..
Brief scores: SGGS College, Sector 26: 230 for 9 in 40 overs (Barun Sharma 32, 2x4s, Gaurav Gambhir 102 10x4s, Anupam Gambhir 35, Yugwinder Chahal 4 for 43, Harman 2 for 42, Vikash Chouhan 1 for 43).
DAV College, Sector 10: 151 all out in 32.3 overs (Simranjit 16, Amrinder 22, Michael Vishal 16, Yugwinder 39, 4x4s, 1×6, V Chauhan 20. Rajnish not out 18, Gaurav Gambhir 4 fro 27, Jaskran Singh 3 for 20, Satnam Singh 2 for 35, Surinder Singh 1 for 38).
The best batsman: Anupam Gambhir (SGGS-26). The best bowler: Satnam Singh (SGGS-26). The best all-rounder: Yugwinder Chahal (DAVC-10). The best wicket-keeper: Simrat Bawa (SGGS-26). The best fielder: Sumit Dhiman (DAVC-10. Man of the Tournament: Gaurav Gambhir (SGGS-26).