Chandigarh spinners too good for Mohali
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All-rounder Gurinder Singh is having a tremendous run in the ongoing Punjab Inter-District cricket tournament for U-22. The sweltering heat has not bothered the Chandigarh cricketer, who is on a rampage, both with the bat as well as ball. Powered by his superb bowling performance (11 wickets), Chandigarh recorded an innings defeat against Mohali in a match that concluded at the Sector 16 cricket stadium on Monday. Gurinder, who bowls left-arm spin, had also scored impressive knock of 139 runs in the first innings for Chandigarh. Gurinder, who has attended India U-19 camps on few occasions showed his mettle against Mohali, scalping six and five wickets in the first and second innings respectively.
In reply to Chandigarh's mammoth first innings total of 517 runs, Mohali team was bundled out for 272 runs in 85.2 overs. Resuming at 247 for 8, Mohali were bowled out for 272. Gurinder Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Chandigarh, as he ran through Mohali's lower batting order. Overnight batsman Birkanwar Singh Virk was the first to go when he was caught by Veer Karan Goel off Gurinder Singh for 84 runs. He smashed 10 fours and three towering sixes. Gurinder picked up six wickets while off-spinner Abhilash Sharma bagged three wickets. Trailing by 245 runs, Mohali were forced to follow on. Spinners Gurinder Singh and Abhilash Sharma who wove a web around Mohali batsman as they fell in a heap to be bundled out for 186 runs in 48 overs. Opener Ankit Pursharthy scored 68 runs for Mohali. In the second innings as well Gurinder Singh impressed. He took five wickets for Chandigarh., while Abhilash grabbed four wickets. Abhilash took a total of seven wickets in the match. Chandigarh won by innings and 59 runs with more than a day to spare. Chandigarh garnered six points including a bonus one.
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