Chandigarh, July 17, 2008: A fine knock of 49 runs of 50 balls by skipper Harman guided St Stephen to a 2 wicket victory over APJ School, Kharar in the first match of the day.
St Stephen won the toss and elected to field. APJ were well served by Nitin’s scintillating all round display. He scored 56 runs of 55 balls and also captured 3 wickets for 18 runs but still ended on the losing side. APJ scored 154 for 9 in their quota of 30 overs. Rahul and Abhilash both bagged three wickets each while Anmol chipped in with two wickets for St Stephens. Replying to the innings St Stpehen chased APJ’s total in 28 overs with two wickets to spare. Harman scored 49 while Sachit and Hari scored a useful 44 and 37 respectively. Nitin bagged three wickets and Gaurav & Harkirat bagged two each for APJ. Harman was declared the Man of the Match.
In the second match of the day DAV School, Sec 15 defeated Govt Sr Sec School, Mohali by a huge margin of 120 runs. Skipper Kunal Mahajan led from the front by top scoring with 63 runs from 55 balls. He was well supported by Rozal who scored 48 runs. The two put on 99 runs for the third wicket helping DAV reach a total of 175 in 30 overs. Simran bagged three wickets and Sajid Ali bagged two for GSSS, Mohali. Chasing a target of 175 runs Mohali could only muster a paltry 37 runs in 12.3 overs losing 7 wickets in the process before rain brought an abrupt end to the innings. Kunal was declared Man of the Match for his excellent innings.
St Stephen will now play against DAV, Sector 8 in the First Semi Final of the Oojam Invitational Inter-School Cricket Tournament. DAV School, Sec 15 have also moved in the semi finals where they will take on GNPS, Sector 36 in the Second Final.