14 June 2023
Riding on a fine start by the top order, Bird Zone laid a strong foundation against Terrace Zone in the third match of the UTCA Men’s Under-19 Cricket Tournament being played at the Baba Balak Nath Cricket Ground, Kaimbala on Wednesday. Bird Zone after opting to bat first scored 267/4 wherein Rannvijay Singh (91) was the top contributor followed by Aryan Mehta (74) and Ishaan Gaba (61) on the first day. Skipper Nishank Birla (2/29) took two wickets from the bowling side
Meanwhile, another match played at Chandigarh Institute of Cricket at Kaimbala witnessed Sukhna Zone’s struggle against Plaza Zone. Team scored 212/8 before the stumps were drawn. Tejveer (43) and Ashutosh (40) were the top scorer for the side.
Earlier in the tournament on Tuesday, a scintillating century by Devang Kaushik (124) steered Rose Zone to register an emphatic ten-wicket win over Rock Zone. In reply to Rock Zone’s 137, Rose Zone amassed 288 runs and ensured a handsome lead of 151 runs. Rock Zone again dismissed cheaply for 190 and gave opposition a target of mere 39 runs which was surpassed by Rose Zone without losing a wicket.
Meanwhile, the match between Peace Zone and Leisure Zone ended in a draw. Leisure Zone scored 288 runs in reply to Peace Zone’s 183. Peace Zone scored 87/2 in their second innings which resulted in a draw.