CHANDIGARH, OCT 2 : United Sports Club of Panchkula defeated Godrej CC by two runs in the final of the second Godrej Eon League Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Sports CLub here today.
Openers put on 50 runs to give United Sports XI got off to a good start. However, they slumped to 75 for 6 from 54 for 1. But Rajesh (35 not out) held on to his nerves and saw his team
posting a respectable total of 143 runs. He was well supported by Narinder (30) and Vnod Sharma (22). Umesh Kaira was the wrecker- in- chief as he bagged 3 for 22. Naresh Dhingra got 2 for 18.
The openers game Godrej CC good start by putting on 45 runs for the first wicket. Therafter, other batsmen failed to stay on the crease for a long time as Rajesh (3 for 27), Narinder (2 for 27) and Lakhan Shandil (2 for 1) took quick wickets. Manav Asopa and skipper Vaneet Chawla tried their best to rescue their team in vain. In the end with one wicket remaining and eight balls to go, Godrej required 3 runs to win. But due to some intelligent bowling and clever field placement, the last batsmen was caught out and Godrej CC lost the match.
Brief scores:- United Sports XI:- 143 all out in 23.4 overs. [Rajesh 35 no, Narinder 30, Vinod Sharma 25, Umesh Kaira 3 for 22, Naresh Dhingra 2 for 18).
Godrej CC: – 141 all out in 23.5 overs ( Manav Asopa 32, Vaneet Chawla 27, Ajay Bhardwaj 25, Rajesh 3 for 20, Narinder 2 for 27, Lakhan Shandil 2 for 1).
The following players were declared the best in their field during the tournament.: –
Best Batsmen :- Gurinder Saini from HDFC Bank XI
Best Bowler : – Naresh Dhingra from Godrej CC
Best All Rounder : – Lakhan Shandil from United Sports CLub.