Ludhiana restrict Fatehgarh Sahib to 116 runs in U-19 cricket tourney

Anil Datt

Ludhiana, April 7

Ludhiana bowlers did a commendable job by restricting Fatehgarh Sahib to 116 for a loss of nine wickets in the first innings on the first day of the Punjab State Inter-District (U-19) Cricket Tournament being played at GRD Global Education Institute, Hambran Road, today.

The match began after the lunch break as the pitch and the ground were unfit to play due to overnight rain.

Asked to bat first, the visitors were off to a wobbly start. They found themselves uneasy against the accurate bowling by Ludhiana players, who gave tough times to the visitors. Except for the lone shining point of their innings when Jaskaranvir Singh and Nandu Gupta shared a 49-run partnership for the second wicket, Fatehgarh Sahib’s players appeared clueless.

Jaskaran scored 47 runs while Nandu contributed 22. Ajay Pal Singh made 17 runs.

At draw of stumps, Fatehgarh Sahib was fighting against odds with only 116 runs on the board, losing nine wickets after 40 overs.

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