Gurinder, Preet slam half-tons

Cricket : ZCA tournament

On a day when the last hour and a half was washed out due to a heavy downpour, North finished at a modest 237 for six after opting to bat first, thanks mainly to the undefeated sixth-wicket association.

Krishna Das (3/64) and Kundan (2/76) threatened to wrap up the North innings by mid-afternoon before Gurinder (61 n.o.) and Preetkamal (51 n.o.) engaged in a stirring rearguard action to ensure North had some reason to smile after the first day.

At the distant JIRS grounds, Akshat Reddy made a century to help ZCA South post a respectable total against the All India Universities under-19 team. Akshat’s 115 countered a good spell of bowling from Imtiaz Ahmed, who finished with figures of four for 87, as South were eventually bowled out for 275. Karun Nair chipped in with 51.

Brief scores: At Chinnaswamy stadium: ZCA North: 237/6 in 69.3 overs (Gurinder Singh 61 n.o., Preetkamal 51 n.o., Manan Sharma 32, Mandeep Singh 29; Krishna Das 3-64, Kundan 2-76) vs ZCA East.

At RWF ground: ZCA Central: 228 all out in 70.4 overs (Harpreet Singh 86, Akshdeep 29; Rush Kalaria 2-45) vs President’s XI: 33/3 in 17 overs (Khaled 2-13).

At IAF ground: ZCA West: 165/6 in 71.1 overs (Avi Barot 75, Gaurav Jathar 36 n.o.; Gurkirat Singh 5-49) vs Combined U-16.

At JIRS ground: ZCA South: 275 all out in 88.5 overs (Akshat Reddy 115, Karun Nair 51, Mayank Agarwal 30; Imtiaz Ahmed 4-87, Shaurya Sandik 2-44, Sparsh Jain 2-55) vs All India Universities U-19.

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