In the ongoing Cricplex Kalinga Cup, the Sonnet Cricket Club registered a nail-biting 4-run victory against the Cricket Gurukul team. After batting first, Sonnet could only manage to score 148 runs in 40.5 overs. However, on the back of Path Bali and Ayush Singh picking four and three wickets respectively, Sonnet defended the low total successfully as Cricket Gurukul got bowled out for 144 runs.
Sonnet Cricket Club won the toss and opted to bat first. However, they got off to a poor start as they lost their opening batsman Sanat Sangwan quite early in the game. The other opener Qamran Iqbal failed to convert his valuable start of 35 runs off 42 balls into a big score and got dismissed by Piyush Girdar. Keshav Dalal was also only able to score just 15 runs off 25 balls.
Sonnet Cricket Club’s middle-order failed to bat with responsibility that triggered a batting collapse. Kunal Sharma remained unbeaten at one end on 30 runs off 38 balls as the Sonnet team got bowled out for 148 runs in 40.5 overs. For the Cricket Gurukul, Piyush Girdar and Jitendra Pal finished with three wickets each. Uday Kundu and Akashdeep Bhakar also picked two wickets each.
In the second innings, the Cricket Gurukul side got off to a positive start with both their openers, Arhan Poddar and Takshit Rao started things in a fine manner. However, both the openers failed to convert their respective starts into bigger innings. Sachin Chaudhary batting at number three played a fine innings of 47 runs off 51 balls that included 5 fours and 2 sixes.
But after Sachin’s dismissal, the Cricket Gurukul team never really recovered as they lost wickets in quick succession. The middle-order batters failed to bat through sensibly in the small run-chase. Eventually, the Cricket Gurukul fell short by 4 runs and got bowled out for 144 runs in 34.4 overs. For Sonnet, Parth Bali picked four wickets while Ayush Singh took three vital wickets.