Haryana wins U-14 title

Haryana won a purse of Rs 51,000 and attractive prizes, while the runner-up team took home Rs 25,000

Mumbai: Dec 30, 2011

An unbeaten 92 by skipper Prashant Dalal helped Haryana beat Delhi by eight wickets and clinch the National Boys U-14 Cricket Trophy on Friday.

Put into bat, Delhi rode on a 118-ball 90-run third wicket stand between Kunal Dabas 58 (6×4, 2×6) and Jatin Shokeen 53 runs (3×4) to score 190 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 35 overs.

However, Dalal’s entertaining 91-ball knock and his 129-run partnership for the first wicket with Gurdeep Singh (54) helped Haryana surpass the target in 32.1 overs.

Dalal, who also took a wicket with his bowling, was adjudged the man-of-the-match, while teammate Gurdeep Singh bagged the player-of-the-tournament award.

Delhi’s Kunal Dabas received the best batsman award, while Mohd Nadeem from Uttar Pradesh walked away with the best bowler trophy.

Following their win, Haryana won a purse of Rs 51,000 and attractive prizes, while the runner-up team took home Rs 25,000.

Uttar Pradesh defeated Madhya Pradesh by 68 runs to finish third in the tournament.(PTI)