Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 21
Mohali defeated Amritsar by eight wickets, while Patiala overpowered Hoshiarpur by an innings and 152 runs to face each other in the Dhruv Pandove Trophy’s final.
In the first semifinal, Amritsar won the toss and opted to bat.
The side scored 267 runs in 68.1 overs. Dhruv Verma shined with bat as he scored 105 runs off 90 balls, studded with 14 boundaries and three sixes. His innings was supported by Taranveer Singh (51) and Manpreet Sandhu (37). Raghuveer Narang and Harshdeep Singh claimed two wickets each for the bowling side.
In reply, Mohali posted 322 runs before getting all out in 133.5 overs. Harshdeep Singh hogged the limelight by scoring 129 runs off 100 balls, with 17 boundaries and one six. Himanshu (47) and Sehaj Khanna (45) were the other main scorers for the side. Sandeep Nishad took a five-wicket haul, while Akshh claimed two wickets for the bowling side.
In their second innings, Amritsar lads bundled out for 124 runs in 52 overs. Harshdeep Singh claimed 5/36 and Himanshu took 4/47 for the bowling side.
Chasing the 70-run target, Mohali lads scored 71/2 in 13 overs.
In the second semis, Hoshiarpur won the toss and chose to bat. Batting first, Hoshiarpur scored 140 runs in 66 overs. Shubam Kumar (62) was the sole run scorer for the side. Emanjot Singh Chahal claimed four wickets, while Harjas Singh took three for the bowling side.
In reply, Patiala scored 349 runs for all in 86.3 overs. Jaskirat Singh scored a quick fire 181 runs off 99 balls, studded with 22 boundaries. Jatin Yadav (51) was the other notable scorer. Sahil Sethi claimed four wickets and Kultar Singh took two for the bowling side.
In their second innings, Hoshiarpur bundled out for 57 runs in 33 overs. Emanjot Singh Chahal (6/14) and Harjas Singh (4/17) were the two highest wicket takers for the bowling side.
Patiala won the match by an innings and 152 runs. The final between Patiala and Mohali will be played at IS Bindra PCA
Stadium, Mohali, from July 22 to 25.
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