September 29, 2017 10:56 AM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Ajay Duhan
 A magnificient knock of 95 (9x4s, 4x6s) by Ajay Duhan enabled Panchkula to register five-wicket victory over Chandigarh in the Haryana State Inter District Cricket Championship Under-23 being organised by the Haryana Cricket Association at DAV Senior Secondary School in Sector 8 Chandigarh here today . 

Winning the toss Chandigarh elected to bat first. Panchkula started on a positive note and took the first wicket by Sanjeev in his second over when the team score was 10. However Trekash Bali took the charge and scored a quickfire 54 in just 30 balls and the team score was 79 in 9 overs.

The Panchkula bowlers keep their nerves calm and at the score of 79 Chandigarh lost their second wicket and after the departure of Trekash, Deepak joined the innings and made a fruitful 56 runs in 75 balls. Thereafter the Panchkula bowlers took the charge through Vivek Vashisht (3 for 22), Sagar (3 for 38) and Sanjeev Kumar (3 for 41) . Chandigarh lost their wickets at regular intervals.They were all out for 199 in 38.5 overs.

Chasing the target Panchkula’s Ajay Duhan along with Yash Rohilla started the innings but they lost the wicket of Yash at the score of 42. After his departure Mayank Chaudhary joined Ajay Duhan. Both kept the scoreboard moving and rotating the strike regularly whereas Ajay Duhan was harsh on anything bowled short or over pitched. Ajay Duhan scored 95 runs in 99 balls with 9 fours and 4 sixes sixes and registered 93- run partnership. When the scoreboard was showing 135 Panchkula lost the wicket of Mayank who made 38 valuable runs in 58 balls After his departure Sagar joined Ajay and made fruitful 18 runs in 18 balls and guided Panchkula to achieve the target of 199 runs in 37.3 overs.

Brief scores: Chandigarh 198 all out in 38.5 overs (Trekash Bali 54, Nikhil Thakur 56, Manish 26, Sanjeev Kumar 3 for 41, Vivek Vashisht 3 for 22, Sagar Sharma 3 for 38, Ajay Duhan 1 for 17).
Panchkula: 199 for 5 in 37.3 overs (Ajay Duhan 95, Mayank Chaudhary 38, Sagar Sharma 18, Yash Rohilla 17, Ashutosh 2 for 54, Siddhant 2 for 38, Manish 1 for 32).

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