CHANDIGARH, JUNE 11:Mohali Cricket Association joined CCA-Guru Nanak Public School Academy, Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy and Bhavan Vidalaya of Panchkula in the semi-finals of the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Under-15 Cricket Tournament for Mount Shivalik Trophy being organised by DP Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen’s School ground in Sector 45 here today.
In the last league fixture, Mohali Cricket Academy snuffed out the challenge of APJ School Academy of Kharar by five wickets.Required to score 206 for victory and semi-final berth, MCA achieved the target in 33.3 overs as they posted 208 for 5. After losing an early wicket with scoreboard reading just six runs, MCA’s opener Kinderpreet and Varun Tiwari applied themselves well to flay APJ bowlers. Kinderpreet topscored with 62 runs. During his stay at the wicket, the MCA opener slammed 62 runs with the help of seven fours. Varun Tiwari’s hurricane knock of 34 contained five fours and one six.
Saurabh Chopra and Harkirat Singh contributed 24 and 29 not out, respectively. Subber Hay (16) and Shine Sharma (13 not out) were the other useful run-getters.
Earlier, APJ won the toss and elected to bat first. They were dismissed for 205 in 34.4 overs. In a close match, the highlight of APJ’s innings was good knocks by Sarthak (77, 11x4s) and Balwinder (47, 3x4s, 4x6s). Sahil made 21.
Harkirat (2 for 29), Saurabh Chopra (2 for 21), Manish Shrivastav (2 for 24) and Gurpartak Singh (2 for 38) shared wickets.
The semi-finals will begin on June 13 after a day’s rest tomorrow.
Brief scores:APJ School Academy, Kharar: 205 in 34.4 overs (Sahil 21, Sarthak 77, 1x4s, Mayank Sood 8, Navdeep 13, Balwinder 47, 3x4s, 4x6s, Harkirat 2 for 49, Saurabh 2 for 21, Manish Shrivastav 2 for 24, Gurpartap Singh 2 for 38).
Mohali Cricket Academy: 208 for 5 in 33.3 overs (Kinderpreet 62, 7x4s, Varun Tiwari 34, 5x4s, 1×6, Subber Hay 16, Saurabh Chopra 24, Shine Sharma not out 13, Harkirat nt out 29, Ravi 2 for 40, Harpret 1 for 3, Anirudh 1 for 21). MCA win by five wickets.