Deadly bowling by Delhi Ranji medium pacer Navdeep Saini 4/60 and fine knock by Shubham Khajuria 78 not out helped ONGC beat Players Academy by 5 wickets and enter quarter final of the 41st Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket tournament at Modern School Barakhamba Road Ground.
Navdeep Saini received Addidas man of the match from Naveen Chopra- Modern School and Shubham Khajuria received best Shiv Naresh Promising Player award.
ONGC captain Suhail Sharma won the toss and elected to field first. Players Academy scored 233 for 6 in 40 Overs. At one stage Players Academy were 22 for 3 in 2.3 overs but thanks to Jiwan Jot Singh and Vikas Chaudhary who added 94 runs for the 4th wicket and steadied the innings. In reply ONGC openers Samarth Singh(40) and Sandeep Sharma (8) added 47 runs in just 6.2 Overs and Shubham Khajuria and Tanmay Srivastav (45) added 84 runs for the 3rd wicket.
Players Academy:233 for 6 in 40 Overs:Deepak Joon 67, Vikas Chaudhary 53, Jeevan Jot Singh 48,Navdeep Saini 4/60.
ONGC: 235 for 5 in 36.3 Overs:Shubham Khajuria 78*, Tanmay Srivastava 45, Samarth Singh 40, Radhey Shyam Gupta 31,Goldy Prasad 2/28