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Abhishek Raj hits ton as Gaya beat Sheikhpura

Bihar Sharif, June 2: Gaya secured a commanding victory over Sheikhpura by 153 runs in the Shyamal Sinha Inter District Under-16 Cricket Tournament, propelled by Abhishek Raj impressive century and solid contributions from Ayush Kumar, Pritam Raj, and Aadarsh Raj.

Winning the toss at the Nalanda Cricket Ground, Gaya opted to bat first and amassed a formidable total of 317 runs for the loss of four wickets in 40 overs. Abhishek Raj led the charge with a stellar knock of 110 runs off 91 balls, embellished with 14 boundaries and 2 sixes. Ayush Kumar contributed a brisk 64 off 60 balls, while Pritam Raj and Aadarsh Raj added firepower with half-centuries, scoring 61 and 52 not out respectively. Sheikhpura’s bowling attack struggled to contain Gaya’s top order, with four bowlers managing to take only one wicket each.

In response, Sheikhpura mustered 164 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 40 overs. Ayush Raj stood out with a valiant 69 off 77 balls, including 7 fours and 3 sixes. Shivam (17), Gaurav Kumar (19), and Ajay Kumar Sharma (16) made notable contributions, but Sheikhpura fell short of the target. Gaya’s bowling unit shared the spoils, with Sangam Day and Raja Kumar taking two wickets each, while Anees, Shivam, and Aman Lal claimed one wicket apiece.

Brief Score:

Gaya: 317/4 in 40 overs Top Scorers: Abhishek Raj (110), Ayush Kumar (64), Pritam Raj (61), Aadarsh Raj (52*), Extras (19) Bowling: Ashish (1/42), Sunny (1/34), Sachin (1/49), Aakarsh (1/47)

Sheikhpura: 164/9 in 40 overs Top Scorers: Ayush Raj (69), Shivam (17), Gaurav Kumar (19), Ajay Kumar Sharma (16), Extras (16) Bowling: Sangam Day (2/27), Raja Kumar (2/37), Anees (3/23), Shivam (1/21), Aman Lal (1/22)


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