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Haryana and ATC enter semi-finals of Twenty20 cricket

CHANDIGARH: Association for Twenty20 Cricket (India) and Haryana stormed into the semi-final of the inaugural  National Twenty20 Cricket Championship for Under-15 being organized by the Chandigarh Twenty20 Cricket Association under the aegis of the ATC ( India ) and the Chandigarh Olympic Association here Sunday.

ATC routed Himachal Pradesh by five wickets and  Haryana eliminated Delhi by 50 runs in the quarter-finals matches at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

Himachal Pradesh won the toss and elected to bat. They made 132 before being all out in 19.5 overs. The highlight of their innings was a 40-run association for the second wicket between Ved Dutta (23) and Aman Walia (33, 6x4s). Later, Vikrant (13) and Shorya (20 not out, 3x4s) were associated in a 35-run stand for the ninth wicket. This pair carried the score to 132 from 97 before Vikrant was bowled by Kunal (3 for 20). Harpreet captured four Himachal wickets for 9 runs.

In reply, ATC achived the target in 19.2 overs. Himachal were let down by their fielders as ATC opener Gaurav Tandon (57, 4x4s, 1×6) was dropped  at his indivudal score of 8, 9, 11, 15 and 56). Man of the Match Harpreet (45, 7x4s) also enjoyed two lives. He was dropped by Aman at his individual score of 8 and 12. And the bowler to suffer was Achin. Rohit contributed 12 runs.

In the second quarter-final match, Haryana defeated Delhi by 50 runs. After winning the toss Haryana captain Rahul Sharma opted to bat and made 157 for 8 in stipulated 20 overs. Rahul was who adjudged the match of the match topscored with 45 runs which contained six fours. Dharmender (27),   Abhishek (27) and Harish Kumar (14) were the other principal scorers for the winners. Delhi ‘s Akshay got three wickets for 19 runs.

In reply, Delhi were bowled out for 107 in17.5 overs. Sunil and  Rahul captured two wickets each for 27 and 21 runs, respectively.

Meanwhile, Bihar became the eighth team to qualify for quarter-finals as the best losers on the basis of run rate after completion of the league stage. Their run rate was +1.934. Other states in contention were Pondicherry (-2.22), Jharkhand (+0.2) and Mumbai (-0.85). The league matches were played at the DAV SSS-8 ground and the Punjab Engineering College round.
Amrinder Singh Grewal presented Man of the Match awards.
Brief scores (Q-finals): Haryana: 157 for 8 in 20 overs (Rahul Sharma 45, 6x4s, Dharmender 27, 4x4s, Harish Kumar 14, Abhishek not out 27, Lakshay 3 for 19) bt Delhi: 107 all out in 17.5 overs (Sufian Alam 11, Rishab Sharma 18, Lakshay Suri 12, Surinder 17, Sunil 2 for 21, Rahul 2 for 27) by 50 runs. Man of the Match: Rahul Sharma.

Himachal: 132 all out in 19.5 overs (Ved Dutta 23, Aman Walia 33, 6x4s, Vikrant 13, Shorya not out 20, Kunal 3 for 20, Harpreet 4 for 9) lost to Association for Twenty20 Cricket (India) XI: 136 for 5 in 19.2 overs (Gaurav Tandon 57, 4x4s, 1×6, Harpreet 45, 7x4s, Raj Kumar 3 for 20, Aman Walia 2 for 24) bt five wickets. Man of the Match: Harpreet.

League matches: Mumbai: 159 for 5 (Jayaraj Bashyal 65, 5x4s, Audumbar Kirdat not out 44, Rohit Patel 3 for 26, Anand Jain 1 for 29) bt Goa: 91 for 9 in 20 overs (Mauyur Mahajan 43, 6x4s, Shubhum Barkhunte 13, Raaj Bora 3 for 7, Rattan   Jamatiya 3 for 19) by 68 runs. Man of the Match: Raaj Bora. Jharkhand: 142 all out in 18.5 overs (Avishek Pandy 40, 3x4s, Dhiran Kumar 30, 3x4s, Swapnil Jadhav 4 for 16, Surindra Meghwat 3 for 34, Kushal Darda 1 for 8) bt Dadar Nagar Haveli: 38 in 14.1 overs ( Swapnil Jadhav 8, Kulveer Saini 7, Avishek 3 for 7, Mukesh 3 for 5, Dhiraj 2 for 9, Sagar 1 for 14) by 104 runs. Man of the Match: Avishek Pandey.

Pondicherry: 134 in 19.1 overs (Sankarana 21, Gajenderna 18, Sarayana 21, Manikadaran 13, Abhinash 4 for 21, Ravi 2 for 5, Sandeep 2 for 40, Sachin 1 for 19, Ankur 1 for 11) bt Madhya Pradesh: 102 all out in   14.1 overs (Parshant 13, Avinash 15, Ravi 13, Sankar Nayanya 2 for 19, Kramesh 2 for 10) by 32 runs. Man of the Match. Sankar Narayana.

Rajasthan: 40 all out in 10.4 overs ( Pawan 3 for 19, Amarjit 3 for 6, Amit 2 for 1, Niraj 1 for 0) lost to 44 for no loss in 2.4 overs (Pawan 26 not out, 5x4s, 1×6, Barun not out 1). Man of the Match: Pawan.

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