Chandigarh (Sports News)
Panchkula Kings defeated Gurugram Gladiators by six wickets in the Swarna Jayanti Haryana Premier League T20 Trophy at the Sector 16 Stadium here today.Batting first after winning the toss, Gurugram Gladiators scored 157 for 6 in stipulated 20 overs. They were given a sound start by openers Ankush Dhariwal (47, 6x4s, 1x6) and Vishal Thind (51, 7x4s, 2x6s) who were associated in a 70-run opening wicket partnership. Later Shubhum Chand (8) and Ankush Dhariwal contributed 33 runs for the fourth wicket stand.
For Panchkula Kings Saurav Shrivastava (3 for 18) and Rupesh Rathi (2 for 43) were the most successful bowlers. Chasing a victory target of 158, Panchkula Kings achieved it by posting 158 for 4 in 18.2 overs. The highlight of their innings was an unbroken 59-run partnership for the fifth wicket stand. between Man of the Match Pardeep Tanwar (61 not out 6x4s, 3x6s) and Gaurav Singh (not out 22).
Pardeep Tanwar was also associated in a 42-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Rahul Khattar (25).They carried their total of 99 for 4. Earlier, Rupesh Rathi (34, 5x4s, 2x6s) and Rahul Khattar (25) contributed 42 runs for second wicket stand.
Brief scores: Gurugram Gladiators: 157 for 6 in 20 overs (Ankush Dhariwal 47, 6x4s, 1x6, Vishal Thind 51, 7x4s, 2x6, Harry Walia 8, Shubham Chand 8, Sagar Babbar not out 17, Saurav Shrivastava 3 for 18, Rupesh Rathi 2 for 43, Pardeep Tanwar 1 for 19).
Panchkula Kings: 158 for 4 in 18.2 overs (Rahul Khattar 25, Rupesh Rathi 34, 5x4s, 2x6s, Pardeep Tanwar 61 not out, 6x4s, 3x6s, Gaurav Singh not out 22, Vikas Uchitra 2 for 34, Aman Bharti 1 for 22, Bhagminder 1 for 22). ====email@example.com