Punjab State Inter District One Day Limited Overs Tournament: Patiala are state one day champions
Chandigarh/Mohali, October 7, 2021: Patiala today crushed Amritsar by 7 wickets to win the Punjab State Inter District One Day Limited Overs Tournament organized by Punjab Cricket Association at I.S. Bindra Cricket Stadium, Mohali.
Patiala today won the toss and elected to field first. They made early inroads by removing openers Rohan Marwaha being caught by Anmol Malhotra off Ikjot Singh Thind for 05 with the teams total reading 1 for 16 runs in 6.1 overs. Thereafter Abhay Chaudhary and Sharad Lumba stitched a partnership of 38 runs for the second wicket before Sharad Lumba was bowled out by Sanvir Singh for 21 runs off 24 balls inclusive of 4 boundaries. Abhay Chaudhary was next to go being snapped by wicket keeper Anmol Malhotra off Sanvir Singh for 33 runs off 50 balls with 4 boundaries. Thereafter, left arm spinner Karan Kaila wove a web around the Amritsar batsmen claiming 4 wickets for 12 runs off 9.2 overs. He was ably supported by Aryamaan who bowled a nagging length giving away only 9 runs in 10 overs and claiming 2 wickets. Amritsar were bundled out for 117 in 45.2 overs.
Replying, Patiala opened with Prabhjot Singh and Jeevanjot Singh. Patiala lost Jeevanjot Singh at the score of 19 when he was caught by Sharad Lumba off Kamal Passi for 11 runs off 16 balls with 2 boundaries. Prabhjot Singh became the next victim off Sharad Lumba , Kamal Passi combine after scoring 12 runs off 22 balls with 2 boundaries. Kamal Passi struck again when he bowled Sanvir Singh for 15 runs off 9 balls inclusive of 3 boundaries. Thereafter Pukhraj Maan and Anmol Malhotra cobbled up an unbroken partnership of 68 runs for the 4th wicket. Pukhraj Maan remained unbeaten on 42 runs off 51 balls with 4 boundaries and one six and Anmol Malhotra unbeaten on 27 runs off 41 balls with 2 boundaries. Kamal Passi 3 / 34 was the most successful bowler for Amritsar.
Karan kaila was declared man of the match. Mr. Surinder Bhave, Punjab Ranji Trophy Coach gave away the winner’s trophy and a cash prize of Rs.1.5 lacs to Patiala and a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/- to runners up Amritsar District. He complimented the winners and exhorted the players to learn from the mistakes that they may have committed and not to repeat in their future outing if they wanted to succeed at their higher Echelon. The match was witnessed by all the members of the Senior Selection Committee PCA.