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Samastipur Dominate Khagaria in Shyamal Sinha U-16 Cricket Tournament  

Begusarai, June 1: In the opening match of the Central Zone Shyamal Sinha Inter District Under-16 Cricket Tournament 2023-24, Samastipur claimed a commanding victory over Khagaria, winning by 110 runs.

Match Summary:

  • Priyanshu Yadav’s Heroics: Priyanshu Yadav led Samastipur’s batting with an impressive 90 runs off 78 balls, hitting 13 fours.
  • Key Partnership: Harsh Kumar Poddar contributed 46 runs, and Suman Kumar added 52 runs, ensuring a solid total for Samastipur.
  • Khagaria’s Bowling Highlight: Prince Rohit Kumar stood out for Khagaria, taking five wickets.

Detailed Report:

The match, held at the Barauni Fertilizer Ground and organized by the Begusarai District Cricket Association Ad-hoc Committee, saw Khagaria winning the toss and opting to field first.

Samastipur’s Batting:

  • Opening Challenges: Harsh Kumar Poddar and Shashwat Vats opened for Samastipur, but Shashwat was run out without scoring.
  • Crucial Stand: Priyanshu Yadav joined Harsh and together they built a vital 106-run partnership. Harsh scored 46 runs off 57 balls with 9 fours before being caught by Utkarsh Anand off Prince Rohit Kumar’s delivery.
  • Building the Total: Suman Kumar supported Priyanshu with a solid 52-run innings. Priyanshu was eventually dismissed for 90 runs by Mohammad Absar Alam.
  • Middle Order Contribution: After Priyanshu’s departure, Suman also reached his half-century before falling to Prince Rohit Kumar. Samastipur finished their innings at 262 for 9 in 40 overs, boosted by 41 extras. Shwetam Kumar remained unbeaten on 16, and Jakbi Kumar Sandhiyal added 11 runs.

Khagaria’s Bowling:

  • Top Performers: Prince Rohit Kumar (5/43), Aman Kumar (2/46), and Mohammad Absar Alam (1/44) were notable with the ball.

Khagaria’s Batting Response:

  • Early Struggles: Khagaria’s batsmen struggled to form significant partnerships. Wicketkeeper-batsman Utkarsh Anand top-scored with 42 runs off 52 balls.
  • Limited Support: Other contributions came from Vinayak Kumar (23), Aman Kumar (22), and Prince Rohit Kumar (12), with the team accumulating 22 extras.
  • Samastipur’s Bowling Prowess: Anurag Kumar led Samastipur’s bowling attack with 3 wickets for 40 runs. Kumar Sandhiyal and Vikrant Kumar took 2 wickets each, while Mandeep Kumar Gyani also claimed 2 wickets.

Khagaria was bowled out for 152 runs in 33.2 overs, handing Samastipur a victory by 110 runs.

Man of the Match: Priyanshu Yadav was awarded for his outstanding batting performance.

Brief Scores:

  • Samastipur: 262/9 in 40 overs (Priyanshu Yadav 90, Suman Kumar 52, Harsh Kumar Poddar 46; Prince Rohit Kumar 5/43, Aman Kumar 2/46, Mohammad Absar Alam 1/44).
  • Khagaria: 152 all out in 33.2 overs (Utkarsh Anand 42, Vinayak Kumar 23; Anurag Kumar 3/40, Kumar Sandhiyal 2/25, Vikrant Kumar 2/14, Mandeep Kumar Gyani 2/40).

Samastipur’s comprehensive performance set a strong tone for the tournament.


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