Chandigarh, February 06, 2013: The inaugural matches of KXIP Cup held today at PCA stadium Mohali, witnessed superlative excitement and outstanding performance by some of the players. At the two matches played today between KXIP Blue vs KXIP Red and KXIP Green vs KXIP Yellow, KXIP Blue and Green, respectively emerged as winners.
Details of KXIP Blue vs KXIP Red match: KXIP Red won the toss and elected to bat first and posted 100 runs on the score board. Parwinder Singh tried to stabilize Red teams batting order with his knock of 51 runs in 39 balls, but even that could help the KXIP Red’s innings.
Top scorer for team Red was Parwinder Singh followed by Manpreet Gony who made a blistering 25 from 11 balls with 2 sixes and 2 fours. Deepak Bansal, Taruwar Kohli, Gurvinder Singh, Pradeep Sahu and Gurinder Singh took 1 wicket each for Team Blue.
KXIP Blue chased the score easily with 6 wickets in hand and 8 balls to spare.
Team Blue started their innings with the open pair of Abhimanyu Rana and Chandan Madan, both made 17 runs each before being dismissed at a score of 34. Taruwar Kohli and Prashant Naik made their contribution of 20 and 23 runs respectively. Harmeet Bansal, Sahib Malhotra, Yogesh Kumar and Shivam Sharma took one wicket each for the Red’s.
Parwinder Singh’s splendid contribution won him the Man of the Match title.
Details of KXIP Green vs KXIP Yellow match: KXIP Green won the toss and elected to bat. Hiten Dala and Sachin Sohal gave KXIP Green a good start after Chetan Sharma’s dismissal. KXIP Green posted a score of 138 for the loss of 5 wickets with valuable contribution from Jaskiran and Sachin Sohal. Salman Ahmed inflicted maximum destruction by taking 3 wichets for 27 runs at the end of his 3 overs.
KXIP Yellow captain Deepak Joon lead from the front by scoring 32 runs before being caught out. Ankush Dhariwal and Amit Uniyal also made a valuable contribution of 26 and 24 respectively. Inspite of their effort KXIP Yellows batsmen fell short of 14 runs and posted a total of 124 runs at the end of their 20 overs. Jatinder Billa and Sonu Sharma took 2 wickets each.
Hiten Dalal from KXIP Green won Man of the Match title for his exemplary batting (37 runs from 35 balls).