CHANDIGARH, SEPT 17 : Chandigarh got back to their winnings ways as they cruised past Amritsar to record a seven- wicket win and garnered six points take their tally of points to 10 at the end of the fourth round of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Trophy here today.
Resuming at overnight 177 for 4 in 60 overs Amritsar were bowled out for 248 in 79.4 overs. The Chandigarh pace duo of VRV Singh who was celebrating his birthday today and Jaskaran Singh made early in roads in to the Amritsar batting line up. Amritsar receiving the first jolt when Vinay Chaudhary was castled by Jaskaran Singh for 16 with the team’s total reading 201 for 5. Arush Sabbarwal lasted two deliveries before being trapped in front by Jaskaran Singh without opening his account.
Charanjit Singh was the next victim of Jaskaran who induced an edge to wicket keeper reducing Amritsar to 203 for 7 in 68 overs.
Now it was the turn of VRV Singh to strike as he clean bowled Bharat Lumba for 7 and cleaned up Mohit Handa who had mustered 45 runs off 95 balls studded with 6 boundaries and one six. Kamal Passi was the last man out being caught by Manan Vohra off VRV singh for 19 to bring the curtains down on Amritsar innings at 248 in 79.4 overs.
For Chandigarh VRV Singh (3 for 38), Jaskaran Singh (3 for 34), Gaurav Gambhir (2 for 57), Gurinder Singh (2 for 84) shared the spoils.
Needing 145 runs for an outright win Chandigarh opened with Manan Vohra and skipper Vishwas Bhalla and the duo started on a confident note and put on 68 runs in 15.1 overs. Manan Vohra who was batting with confidence and poise played a lazy stroke to be caught by Rohan Marwaha off Vinay Chaudhary for a well made 41 off 55 balls studded with 6 boundaries and one six.
After his dismissal Chandigarh lost two more wickets off Uday Kaul (2) and Amit Prashar (16) to off spinner Charanjit Singh. Thereafter Vishwas Bhalla unbeaten 59 off 85 balls inclusive of 9 boundaries and one six and Jaskaran Sohi unbeaten 16 off 6 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes clinched the victory for Chandigarh. Chandigarh scored 145 for 3 in 30 overs.
For Amritsar Charanjit (2 for 52) and Vinay Chaudhary (1 for 33) were the main successful bowlers.
Amritsar (Ist innings): 326 for all in 95.3 overs.
Chandigarh (ist innings): 430 all out in 111 overs.
Amritsr (2nd Innings) 248 all out in 79.4 overs (Sharad Lumba 48, Aman Bawa 45, Mohit Handa 45
VRV Singh 3 for 38, Jaskaran Singh 3 for 34, Gaurav Gambhir 2 for 57 Gurinder Singh 2 for 84).
Chandigarh (2nd Innings): 145 for 3 in 30 overs (Manan Vohra 41, Vishwas Bhalla 52 not out, Jaskaran Sohi 16 not out, Charanjit 2 for 52 and Vinay Chaudhary 1 for 33).
In the second match Patiala beat Mohali by 74 runs to garner 6 points to take their tally to 21 to become table toppers at the end of fourth round. Mohali resuming overnight at 151 for 5 were given a fresh lease of life by Mayank Sidana and Gurkirat Mann who added 149 runs for the 6th wicket before skipper Mayank Sidana was caught by Ravi Inder Singh off Sarabjit Ladda for 63 off 129 balls inclusive of five boundaries. Gurkirat Mann who was batting brilliantly was then joined by Manpreet Gony and the duo put on 87 runs for the 7th wicket to take the team’s total to 316 for 7 in 68.5 overs.
Manpreet Gony was trapped by Rajwinder Golu in front of the wicket for 48 off 42 balls inclusive of five boundaries and 2 sixes. Rajwinder Singh then broke the back of Mohali resistance by clean bowling Gurkirat Mann after the batsman had completed a whirlwind century (145) off 151 balls spiked with 13 well struck boundaries and five huge sixes. Mohali’s resistance ended at 338 for all in 79.3 overs. Rajwinder Singh (6 for 134) and Sarabjit Ladda (3 for 98) were the main wicket takers for Patiala.
Patiala (1st innings): 400 all out in 98.2 overs.
Patiala (Ist Innings): 254 all out in 72.2 overs.
Mohali (1st innings): 242 all out in 57.1 overs.
Mohali (2nd Innings): 338 all out in 79.3 overs (Mayank Sidana 63, Gurkirat Mann 145, Manpreet Gony 48, Rajwinder Singh 6 for 134 and Sarabjit Ladda 3 for 98).
Resuming at 118 for 2 in 40 overs Jalandhar ended with 341 all out in 108 overs and in the process took a crucial 9 runs first innings lead against Ludhiana at PAU Ludhiana. At one stage Jalandhar were 290 for 9 in 92 overs still short of 42 runs short on the first innings but then a 51 runs partnership for the 10th wicket which realized 51 runs saw them go past the Ludhiana total. Earlier skipper Taruwar Kohli and Love Kumar added 70 runs for the 3rd wicket.
Later Taruwar Kohli was joined by Himanshu Satyawan in a fourth wicket stand of 81 runs which was broken when Himanshu Satyawan was snapped by wicket keeper Gitansh Khera off Baltez Singh for 58 off 63 balls inclusive of 8 boundaries.
Taruwar Kohli was the fifth man out when he was caught by wicket keeper Gitansh Khera off Amritpal Singh for a well made century 115 off 217 balls studded with 12 boundaries.
For Ludhiana Rahul Singla (4 for 100), Amritpal (3 for 67) and Baltej Singh (2 for 35) shared the spoils.
Ludhiana in their 2nd innings were 57 for 2 in 22 overs at close of 3rd day’s play.
Ludhiana (1st innings): 332 all out in 134 overs.
Jalandhar (1st innings): 341 all out in 108 overs (Taruwar Kohli 115, Love Kumar 26, Himanshu Satyawan 58, Shubek Gill 43, Rahul Singla 4 for 100, Amritpal 3 for 67 and Baltej Singh 2 for 35).
Ludhiana (2nd innings): 57 for 2 in 22 overs (Akhil Aggarwal 24 not out, Anil Sihag not out 10).