CHANDIGARH, JULY 19:An opening wicket partnership of 77 runs between Jaskaran Singh captain Manan Vohra paved the way for CCA-Guru Nanak Public School Academy, Sector 36 to claim the Mount Shivalik Trophy by beating Bhavan Vidyalaya of Panchkula by five wickets in the final of the Inter-Academy Under-15 Cricket Tournament organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at the St Stephen’s School ground in Sector 45 here today.
Chasing a victory target of 146 runs, CCA-GNPS Academy achieved their target in 19.1 overs by scoring 147 for 5. Applying themselves well, openers Jaskaran Singh adn Manan Vohra put their team in the victory path as they realised useful 77 runs. Jaskaran posted a strokeful knock of 46 which included three fours and four sixes. Manan Vohra’s 45 contained six fours and three sixes.
Naveen (21), Shubham Mahajan (11s not out) and Gaurav (10 not out) then gave final touches to their well-deserved victory. Bhavan Vidyalaya’s Kunal and Shubham Bharti claimed two wickets each for 15 and 33 runs, respectively.
Earlier, Bhavan Vidyalaya of Panchkula batted first and scored 145 before they were dismissed in 34 overs. Tushar (30, 5x4s, 1×6) and Gaurav Tandon (21, 4x4s) were associated in a 28-run partnership for the opening wicket stand. Later, Aditya (19) and Shubham (15) put on 34 runs for the sixth wicket stand. Shubham Arora (15), Sumit (14) and Kunal (11) were their other main scorers.
Kshitij Sharma (3 for 20), Karan Goel (2 for 18) and Shashank (2 for 33) restricted Bhavan Vidyalaya to 145.
Rajeev Nayyar was adjudged the man of the series as he piled up 448 runs and captured three wickets in four matches.
Joint Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Joint Secretary and the Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove distgributed the prizes. Speaking on the occasion, he advised the young students that they should not neglect their studying while playing cricket.
Principal Harold Carver also presented individual prizes while cricket Dronacharya Desh Prem Azad presented a memento to MP Pandove.
Brief scores:Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula:145 all out in 34 (Tushar 30, 5x4s, 1×6, Gaurav Tandon 21, 5x4s, 1×6, Aditya Guleria 19, 2x4s, 1×6, Shubham Arora 15, Sumit 14,Kunal 11, Kshitij Sharma 3 for 20, Karan Geol 2 for 18, Shanshak 2 for 33).
CCA-GNPS-36: 147 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Jaskaran 46, 3x4s, 4x6s, Manan Vohra 45, 6x4s, 3x6s, Naveen 21, Shubham 11 not out, Kunal 2 for 15, Shubham Bharti 2 for 33).
Man of the Match: Jaskaran Singh (CCA-GNPS-36). Best batsman: Shivdeep Singh (, BV, Pkl, 248 runs). Best bowler: Kunal Grover (BV, Pkl, 12 wickets). All-rounder: Harmanpreet Singh (DP Azad Cricket Academy, 340 runs and six wickets). Man of the series: Sachit Nayyar (DPAC Academy, 448 runs and three wickets).