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Vijay Dahiya, Gagandeep steer IA into final
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New Delhi, April 27
A sparkling century by former India player Vijay Dahiya, who struck 100 with two sixes and nine fours, off 78 balls, and deadly bowling by Punjab Ranji player Gagandeep Singh, who scalped five wickets for 41 runs, helped Indian Airlines trounce Delhi Police by 156 runs to sail into the final of the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Delhi Police won the toss and opted to field. Vijay Dahiya and Manish Sharma put on 156 runs off 25 overs for the second wicket to put Airlines on a strong position. Set a target of 250, the Delhi Police batsmen failed to cope with the vicious bowling of medium-pacer Gagandeep Singh.

Vijay Dahiya was presented the Pepsi man of the match award by chief guest S Gurdev Singh while J S Rana rewarded Gagandeep Singh for his mesmerising bowling spell.

Scores: Indian Airlines: 249 for 6 in 40 overs (Vijay Dahiya 100, Manish Sharma 64, Navin Chandra 4 for 43). Delhi Police: 93 in 17.3 overs (Rajiv Rathore 34, Rakesh Singh 21, Gagandeep Singh 5 for 41, Rajat Bhatia 3 for 44).

Wednesday’s fixture: ONGC vs Navy (second semi-final); 7.30 am—Sri Guru Gobind Singh College ground.

HCL Technologies win

HCL Technologies defeated ICICI Bank by five wickets in the Reebok Cricket Tournament.

Scores: ICICI Bank: 158 for 6 in 25 overs (Vikas Prashad 56, Shrray Sharma 32, Shivankar Saxena 24, Ravi Negi 3 for 30). HCL Technologies: 162 for 5 in 23.3 overs (Anand Kumar 44, Aditya Kishore 38 n o, Krishnan M 25, Jitender Diwan 2 for 18).

I.D.Paul Cricket

The third I.D.Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament will be held at the Apex School ground at Sant Nagar (Burari) from May 2 to 30. The winners will pocket a cash prize of Rs 21,000 while the runners-up will receive Rs 11,000. A man of the match award will also be presented in every match. Entries close with Mohan (9891791870) and Geoff (9811801586).

Akshay Sharma shines

A delightful batting display by Akshay Sharma (85 off 85 balls, 4x11, 2x6) enabled Bharat National Cricket Academy defeat St. Lawrence School by 129 runs in a league match of the Little Masters Under-14 Cricket Trophy. Akshay Sharma was declared the man of the match.

Scores: Bharat National Academy: 222 for 2 in 35 overs (Akshay Sharma 85, Rahul Pandey 79, Abhishek Kapoor 27 no, Gagan 2 for 36). St. Lawrence School: 93 all out in 27 overs (Anuj Tyagi 28 Vikas Rathi 2 for 10, Akshay Sharma 2 for 2, Jatin 2 for 27).


Khalsa College to setup cricket academy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 27
SGTB Khalsa College, situated in the Delhi University campus, has had the reputation of nurturing outstanding cricketers like Mohinder Amarnath and Maninder Singh and over three dozen Ranji Trophy players over the years.

Khalsa College principal Dr Daljit Singh Claire and physical education director Pargat Singh inaugurate the new cricket pitches at the Khalsa College cricket ground.The college’s well-maintained cricket ground has always been a hub of cricket activity. Now, thanks to the efforts of principal Dr Daljit Singh Claire and physical education director Pargat Singh, a few more turf pitches have been added to widen the scope of the cricket coaching of the college.

Khalsa College principal Dr Daljit Singh Claire and physical education director Pargat Singh inaugurate the new cricket pitches at the Khalsa College cricket ground.

Several outstanding players like former Railway skipper Abhay Sharma, Varun Kumar, Rajesh Gehlot and Sonu Sharma, who have represented Khalsa College, were present when Dr Daljit Singh Claire inaugurated the cricket pitches. According to Pargat Singh, during the last 15 years, Khalsa College had won the Inter-College Cricket Championship five times, and were runners-up on seven occasions. Pargat Singh disclosed that the four new pitches will be used to setup the Khalsa College Cricket Academy in the next academic session.


Moti Lal Sports School enter semi-final
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New Delhi, April 27
An unbeaten 69, laced with eight boundaries, by Anil Sihag, an equally impressive half century by Devender Saini, and deadly bowling by Pankaj Kumar (5 for 13) enabled Motilal Nehru Sports School defeat Gyan Bharati School by 177 runs and entered the semi-final of the S G Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground.

Anil Sihag was named the man of the match, Devender the best batsman and Pankaj the best bowler of the match.

Scores: Moti Lal Nehru: 281 for 5 in 45 overs (Anil Sihag 69 n o, Davender Saini 53, Yashdeep Dahiya 46, Sachin Gahlot 38, Abhilash Malik 3 for 50).

Gyan Bharati: 104 all out in 37.2 overs (Varun Sudan 27, Pankaj Kumar 5 for 17).

Davinder Singh cricket

Gush Club defeated Inborn Cricketers by four runs in a quarter-final match of the Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament.

Scores: Gush Club: 203 all out in 44.3 overs (Sumit Dogra 58, Manav Sharma 57, Ankur Julka 28, Gaurav 24, Harmeet Singh 5 for 29, Vishal Tyagi 2 for 32).

Inborn: 199 for 9 in 45 overs (Ratan Rawat 71, Rohit Sharma 36, Sachin Gupta 27, Rajeev Sharma 25, Sumit Dogra 2 for 25, Aparajit Singh 2 for 27, Tarun Gupta 2 for 37, Gaurav 2 for 31, Debashish Mohanty 1 for 28).

ONGC beat Shastri Club

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) defeated Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by six wickets and entered the semi-final of the fifth Jubilant Cricket Tournament at the Gajraula ground. Puneet Bisht, who scored an unbeaten 134 for the losers, was named the man of the match.

Scores: Shastri Club: 241 for 5 in 40 overs (Puneet Bisht 134 n o, Munaf Patel 2 for 33, Ramesh Pawar 2 for 48).

ONGC: 246 for 4 in 31.4 overs (Gautam Gambhir 68, Mithun Manhas 56 n o).

Pan Business List lift title

Pan Business List defeated Dantal Hydraulics by ten wickets in the final of the Corporate Cup Cricket Tournament at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.

Scores: Dantal: 85 (Parshant Alhawat 30, Tejender Maan 30). PBL: 86 for no loss (Vineet 68 n o, Prashant 18 n o).

Sonnet beat Ravindra

Sonnet Club defeated Ravindra Cricket Academy by 105 runs in the Achrekar Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Paschim Vihar ground.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 286 for 7 in 50 overs (Sahil Kher 85, Karan Khanna 50, Karan Rat 40, Arpit 3 for 40, Rahul 3 for 21).

Ravindra School: 181 for 9 in 50 overs (Abhimanyu 65, Tarun 40, Sushank 37, Manan Sharma 4 for 25, Rohan 2 for 21).

Percept retain cricket crown

Reigning champions Percept retained the title when they defeated Oglivy and Mathur (O and M) by 65 runs in the final of the Media Trans-Asia Trophy Cricket Tournament. Sixteen advertising agencies from all over the country competed in the tournament.

Put into bat, Percept scored 209 for 3 in 25 overs. The highlight of the innings was a swashbuckling century by Mukesh W (102 off 711 balls). Skipper Sanjay Kacker scored 47 off 27 deliveries.

O and M, chasing a modest score, were shot out for 144 for 9. Kacker, Surinder and Gaurav Sikka grabbed two wickets each. Prashant scored 43 for O and M. Mukesh W was named the man of the match while his team-mate Surinder Singh got the best bowler award.


Western Air Command lift cricket crown
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New Delhi, April 27
Half centuries by Dabral in the first and second innings helped Western Air Command defeat Eastern Air Command on the basis of their first innings lead in the final of the Air Force Cricket Championship at the Air Force ground, Palam.

The Western Air Command team, who annexed the Air Force CricketAVM Sudhir Shah, AVSM, VSM M-in-D, distributed the prizes. Scores: Western Air Command: 311 (Dabral 64, K K Taneja 48, A K Mohanty 7 for 40) and 198 for 7 (Dabral 55, Sajid Khan 36, A K Singh 33, K K Dixit 34, Mahar 4 for 44). Eastern Air Command: 217 all out (A K Mohanty 71, R K Singh 2 for 34.

The Western Air Command team, who annexed the Air Force Cricket Championship, with chief guest Sudhir Shah.



Mt St. Mary’s win in Ambuja Cup

New Delhi: Mt. St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt trounced Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri 12-0 in the opening match of the Ambuja Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium.

In other matches, International Sports School, Geetanjali beat St. Columba’s School 7-6 and Raisina Bengali School, C R Park beat CRPF School, Rohini 4-3. OSR

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