Ludhiana, August 1
Hosts Ludhiana got a tough resistence from Nawanshahr before tasting victory by 24 runs in the first match of the Punjab State Inter-District Senior One-Day Limited Overs Cricket Tournament, played at the GRD Global Education Institute ground today.
Batting first, Ludhiana posted a decent total of 300 runs after losing nine wickets. Vaibhav Kalra, Nehal Wadhera, Gurjot Singh and Jaish Jain who scored 98, 70, 57 and 29 runs, respectively.
For Nawanshahr, Akashdeep Dahri grabbed three wickets after conceding 47 runs.
Chasing the target, the visitors fought valiantly but lost a couple of wickets late in the innings. Notable innings by Abhishek Bajaj (53), Ramesh Kumar (40), Vaibhav Sehdev (36), Mohit (36) and Pawanjot Singh (29) went in vain as they lost the match by 24 runs.
For Ludhiana, Harshit Takkar and Yogjit Singh captured two wickets each while Ravi Kumar, Neha Wadhera and Tanroop Saini scalped one wicket each to contain rivals’ innings and help their side clinch the issue.
In the second match to be played at Mohali on August 3, Ludhiana will take on Mohali.
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