Excelsior Sports Correspondent
AMRITSAR, Mar 26: HCA and Ajit Memorial Cricket Club registered convincing victories over their rivals on the third day of Amritsar Premier League APL-2019, here today.
DPS Kharbanda, DC Kapurthala was the chief guest in today’s matches.
Lovely Arora, Director, ACA announced special prizes for players as well as spectators to make the tournament more interesting.
The first match was played between HCA and KICC Gurugram.
Earlier, HCA won the toss and elected to field first.
Batting first, KICC scored a modest total of 101 runs in the stipulated 20 overs, losing 8 wickets in the process. Ravi Inder Singh top scored with 57 runs. For HCA, Sanjay Pahal took 3 wickets in his 4 overs by conceding 22 runs.
In reply, HCA scored the required runs easily in 18.1 overs by losing 7 wickets, thus lost the match by 3 wickets. Harshit Kaushik of HCA was declared as the man of the match for scoring 36 runs and taking 1 wicket in his 4 overs by giving away 17 runs.
In another match played between host ACA (Amandeep Cricket Academy) and Ajit Memorial Cricket Club Gurugram, ACA won the toss and elected to bat first.
ACA scored 164 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. Skipper Sharad Loomba was the top scorer with 73 runs, while Ankit Dabas contributed 37 runs.
In reply, Ajit Memorial’s team lost its 4 top-order batsmen cheaply. However, Sahil Dutta consolidated the innings and contributed valuable 49 runs off 39 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes. Aasif Khan scored quick-fire 40 runs. Deepak Bansal also scored brisk 25 runs off just 11 balls.
Ajit Memorial Cricket Club won the match by 1 wicket. Aasif Khan was declared as the man of the match for brilliant batting display.
DC Kapurthala, DPS Kharbanda, Dr Avtar Singh and Tony Bhalla honoured the players with man of the match awards by presenting trophies and cash prizes.