Kanpur: Captain Priyansh Arya (82 no) and Dhruv Kaushik’s (51no) unbeaten half centuries and their 111 runs unbeaten partnership for the second wicket helped Delhi University beat host CSJM Kanpur by 9 wickets and won the North Zone Inter-University cricket championship which concluded here on Friday.
Chasing the target of 178 runs, Delhi University achieved it in just 20.1 overs losing just one wicket. In fact, the tie was one sided. They attacked Kanpur bowlers from the very first ball and dominated the match. Priyansh and Dhruv joined in the middle at 70 for 1 when Arpit Rana returned after scoring 46 runs. He hammered 6 boundaries and 2 sixes in his 29 ball innings.
Priyansh and Dhruv took the charge thereafter. Priyansh was more aggressive as he blasted 10 boundaries and 3 sixes in his unbeaten 82 runs in 48 balls. Dhruv blocked the other end and scored 51 runs in 44 balls plundering 8 boundaries.
Earlier, batting first, CSJM Kanpur University at the DAV college ground, posted a total of 5 for 177 in the stipulated 30 overs. Satnam Singh once again emerged as the highest scorer for his team with 58 runs scored in 74 balls with the help of 2 boundaries and 3 sixes. After losing opener Aman Yadav, Sundaram Dixit and Satnam Singh added 51 runs for the second wicket. Sundaram contributed 29 runs in 43 balls.
Thereafter Satnam in company of Pranav Vohra added 67 runs for the fourth wicket. Prince Chaudhary broke their partnership claiming Satnam for 58. Pranav, who was batting with confidence, fell prey to Yashjeet after scoring 38 runs in 31 balls.
Vice-chancellor CSJM Kanpur University Prof Vinay Pathak gave away trophies to winners and runners up teams .
Brief score: CSJM Kanpur-5 for 177 (Sundaram Dixit 29, Satnam Singh 58, Pranav Vohra 38, Saurabh Singh 20no, Arpit Rana 1 for 20, Yashjeet 2 for 34, Priyansh Arya 1 for 34, Prince Chaudhary 1 for 17), Delhi University-1 for 181 (Arpit Rana 46, Dhruv Kaushik 51no, Priyansh Arya 82 no, Ayush Mishra 1 for 28).