Friday, June 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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UP Cricket Association enter final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 12
Tight fielding and lethal bowling helped Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association ground Air India, Mumbai by 33 runs to enter the final of the seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Day-Night Cricket Tournament at Karnail Singh Stadium.

The UP Cricket Association will take on the winners of the second semi-final between Indian Airlines and Sonnet in the final. Skipper Deepankar Malviya led from the front, as it were, as he first hit a quickfire 47 and then scalped two wickets for 16 runs to star in the UP team’s victory.

Air India captain Praveen Amre, after winning the toss, put UP into bat. Deepankar Malviya, Parminder Singh (27), Rahat Elahi (37) and Manu Kumar (38) made vital contributions to help UP post 204 for 9 in 35 overs.

In reply, Air India ran into a sort of roadblock, as UP bowled and fielded with panther-like agility to dismiss the national carrier for 171 all out with eight balls to spare.

Air India suffered a severe jolt when skipper Praveen Amre was run out for nought with the third umpire being called upon to give the verdict, while dashing batsman Nikhil Doru, who scored the first century in the tournament, was run out for ten.

Left-arm spinner Sanjay Pandey (3 for 35) and Deepankar Malviya (2 for 16), who bowled with piercing accuracy, ensured that the Air India batsmen did not settle down to play big knocks.

Deepankar Malviya was named the man of the match while Manu Kumar was adjudged the best batsman. Sanjay Pandey won the best bowler award.

Scores: UP Cricket Association: 204 for 9 in 35 overs (Deepankar Malviya 47, Manu Kumar 38, Rahat Elahi 37, Harshad Rawle 3 for 29).

Air India: 171 all out in 33.4 overs (Sudhin Shindey 37, Vineet Tendulkar 28, Sanjay Pandey 3 for 35, Parminder Singh 2 for 40, Deepankar Malviya 2 for 16).


Ankit, Jayant hit tons
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 12
Ankit Maini and Jayant Yadav hit centuries to help Young Friends garner 11 points against Lal Bahadur Shastri Club as the match ended in a draw in the second Gyan Bharati Under-13 Two-Day Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharati School ground, Saket.

Scores: Young Friends (first innings): 304 for 4 in 66 overs declared (Jayant Yadav 135, Dhruv Shayry 51, Keshav Kumar 2 for 47). Second innings: 215 for 5 in 52 overs (Ankit Maini 100 n o, Devkant 43, Keshav Kumar 2 for 60).

Shastri Club (first innings): 234 for 3 decl in 70 overs (Siddarth Sharma 50, Sandeep Kumar 61, Keshav Kumar 61, Sagar 46).Second innings: 89 for 4 in 12 overs (Siddarth Sharma 34, Ankit Maini 3 for 20).

NDPL beat Shahdara

New Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) defeated Shahdara Cricket Club by eight wickets and entered the second round of the second I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Apex Public School ground, Buradi.

Scores: Shahdara: 143 all out in 26.3 overs (Bharat Sharma 36, Vinod Kaushik 30, Prem Kumar 3 for 16, Rajesh Kumar 3 for 30).

NDPL: 145 for 2 in 23.2 overs (Manoj Kumar 57, Sunil Rawat 37, Mukesh Kumar 27, Vineet Kumar 2 for 10).

Darling Club win

Darling Club defeated Bhiwadi XI by 13 runs in a triangular cricket match at the Jasola Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Darling Club: 202 for 8 in 35 overs (Amandeep Singh 52, Hardeep Sihigu 47, H S Cheema 39, Rajesh Kumar 3 for 29, Jaideep 3 for 41). Bhiwadi XI: 189 all out in 32.3 overs.

K N Kolts down S D Academy

K N Kolts beat S D Academy, Najafgarh by six wickets in the Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Scores: SD Academy: 137 for 7 in 30 overs (Dhanij Rathi 35, Arun Rawat 4 for 18, Senam Trika 2 for 23).

K N Kolts: 138 for 4 in 23.2 overs (Sarthak Khatri 47, Vikrant Dhir 33).


Pro rallyists for Race of Champions

New Delhi: There will be thrills and spills when top drivers assemble at the Jaypee Greens dirt track in Greater Noida for the Race of Champions to be held from June 13 to 15. Intrepid drivers blazing a trail on four wheels have made auto cross a hot sport in the country. Delhi too has had its share of a few well-known names scorching the tracks time and again. With South India being the hub of Indian motor sports, the northern part of the country rarely gets to see thrilling motor racing.

With a newly formed Hyperformance Motorrsports revving up its endeavour to bring motor racing events to the northern region, Noida is all set to see a lot of hyper-action on the dirt tracks at Jaypee Greens Golf Resort.

A huge chunk of land on the sidelines of the golf course has been converted into a racing track for the races. The first auto cross event was held at Faridabad in October last year.

The “Race of Champions” aims at promoting motor sports at the grassroots level. The participants include pro rallyists Nikhil Taneja, Sandeep Sharma, Sunny Shidu, Balinder Sanga and Vijyant Choudhary. In the women’s category, Maninder Sharma, Gurmeet Kaur, Sarika Sharawat and Bhawna Thareja will vie for honours. The event is being organised by young rally driver Niivit Bhasin’s Hyperformance Motorrsports Club. OSR

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