Following are the brief results and scores of the third day of DTU Cricket League 2016:
Match 1: DTU Hostel beats Rukmini Devi XI by 5 wickets
Home advantage was yet again a factor as another DTU team emerged victorious in the knockout stage, this time against Rukmini Devi XI. Winning the toss and batting first, Rukmini Devi boys put up 135 runs on the board, mainly thanks to opener Chaitanya Chauhan’s well made 62 runs. Saksham contributed with 27 runs. Aman captured 2 wickets for DTU Hostel.
In reply, contributions from Sahil (33*), Manit (30) and Deepak (30*), DTU Hostel boys easily chased down the target in 18 overs and 5 wickets to spare.
Rukmini Devi: 135/5 in 20 overs (Chaitanya Chauhan 62, Saksham 27, Aman 2/25)
DTU Hostel: 136/5 in 18 overs (Sahil 33*, Deepak 30*, Anuj- 2 wickets)
Match 2: DTU B beats Galgotias by 7 wickets
In a one sided encounter, DTU B prevailed over Galgotias by 7 wickets. Batting first, Galgotias wee restricted to just 103 runs in their 20 overs. Ateev was the top scorer with 32 runs. In reply, Raman (34) and Rana (25) played good hands in taking their team over the line.
Galgotias: 103/6 in 20 overs (Ateev 32*, Kunal 2/05, Palash- 2 wickets)
DTU B: 104/3 in 15 overs (Raman 34, Rana 25, Shubham & Ateev- 2 wickets each)
Match 3: Aurobindo beats JIIT by 7 wickets
In yet another low scoring and lopsided match, Aurobindo destroyed JIIT, winning by 7 wickets and moving to the next round of the tournament. Batting first after winnings the toss, JIIT batsmen surrendered to the bowling of Aurobindo, getting all out for mere 88 runs. As many as 4 run outs were effected during the innings. Lower order batsmen Rohit (24) and Akshay (20) struggled a bit to get their team to 80 run mark. Yash & Gagandeep captured 2 wickets each for Aurobindo.
In reply, Gaurav (29) and Amit (38*) easily overhauled the target for Aurobindo and confirm their team’s entry into the quarter-finals.
JIIT: 88 all out (Rohit 24, Akshay 20, Yash & gagandeep- 2 wickets)
Aurobindo: 89/3 (Amit 38, Gaurav 29)