CHANDIGRH, MARCH 29 : A strokeful century (105) by Sanjay Kumar enabled Fortis XI to defeat Tech Mahindra by 47 runs in the inaugural Man Kanwal Memorial League Cricket Tournament being organised by Chandigarh Sports Club at the GMSSS-32 here today.
Bating first, Fortis XI got off to a good start, as openers realised 29 runs for opening wicket stand.. But they lost some quick wickets. Sanjay Kumar stemmed the rot with a brilliant century. and kept smashing the bowlers all over the ground. he played his shots freely, andtook the team He quickly got to his century in just 50 balls. His innings was studded with 15 boundaries and a six. Opener Kuldeep Singh was the second highest run-getter with 37. Their innings was terminated at 174 runs in 20 overs.
In reply, Tech Mahindra lost their wickets cheaply. Arun and Gagan were the only one who showed some resistance and held on to their wickets, scoring 33 runs each. But this was never going to be enough, as most of the othe batsmen failed to get to double figures. Neeraj Rana bagged 4 for 15 runs. Pankajgot 3 for 8 as they were bowled out for 127.
Brief scores: –
Fortis XI : 174 for 6 in 20 overs (Sanjay Kumar 105, Kuldeep Singh 37).
Tech Mahindra : 127 all out in 18 overs ( Arun 33, Gagan 33, Neeraj Rana 4 for 15, Pankaj 3 for 8).
In another match, Abhishek Prashar of Dell XI ripeed through the batting line up of Godrej & Boyce XI to hand his team victory by 35 runs. Batting first Dell XI could barely manage a total of 130 runs, with Heera Singh emerging as the highest scorer with 36 runs. Anil Sharma bagged 3 wickets.
In reply, Godrej and Boyce XI put up a dismal performance with the bat. Abhishek Prashar ripped through their innings with figures of 5 for 16. Kulwinder Rambo was the op scorer with 25 runs.
Dell XI : 130 for 8 in 20 overs (Heera Singh 36, Ankush 22, Anil Sharma 3 for 38, Kulwinder Romy 2 for 17).Godrej & Boyce XI: 95 all out in 17 overs (Kulwinde Rambo 25, Harminder Bawa 11, Abhishek Prashar 5 for 16, Ankur Bhanot 2 for 9).