Opener Deepak Bharadwaj smashes a quickfire 117 off mere 56 balls in the District Saharanpure Premier League’19
Delhi Cricket Academy opting to bat first at Bhuteshwar Ground posted a massive total of 213/5 in 20 overs. Opening the innings, Deepak Bharadwaj laid the foundation for DCA’s innings taking on the bowlers with pure domination. Deepak went on to score a blazing 117 in mere 56 balls and he dealt mostly in sixes much to the entertainment of his team mates and the spectators. His innings included 12 massive sixes and 6 boundaries at a strike rate of almost close to 210.00! Apart from him, wicket-keeper Rohit Rawat chipped in with a crucial 54 off 37 balls. From the bowlers, Shivam Shrivastav was the pick of the bowlers with 3/44 though he was a bit on the expensive side.
Defending a healthy total of 213, Ayodhya XI managed to put up a tough fight with Kuldeep (31) and Abhishek Sonkar (63) at the middle order trying to ruffle up the feathers of the opposition. However, Delhi Cricket Academy bowlers restricted Ayodhya XI to 199/9 in 20 overs winning the match by 14 runs.
Deepak Bharadwaj for his scintillating ton was declared ‘man of the match’. From the bowling department, Saddhant Jain with 3/46 was the pick of the bowlers while Ayush Tripathy (2/44) and Anurag Tiwari (2/21) were also impressive with the ball. Anurag bowled a tight spell in a high scoring match while Ayush is also one bowler to lookout for.
Ayush who also plays for Bharadwaj Club was declared the “Best Bowler of the tournament” in the GFCA Serieswherein he had taken 22 scalps in 7 matches for his team-Bharadwaj Club.