Aryan’s 69 guides Iqbal U14 to a win in Pongal Cup’22
On January 13, Iqbal U14 locked horns against Haas Cricket Sports at Green View in Hyderabad during the Pongal Cup. Haas Cricket Sports won the toss and elected to field first.
Put in to bat, Iqbal U14 scored 158-7 in 20 overs, riding on opening batter Aryan Reddy’s delectable half-century. Reddy muscled 69 runs off 52 balls, including eight boundaries. The right-handed batter was there till the 17th over of the match and ensured that his team posted a healthy total on board. For Haas Sports Club, Karoon was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 3-22 in his four overs, including two wickets in one over.
In reply, Haas Cricket Sports were reduced to 110-7 in 20 overs, falling short of 48 runs. Captain Vineel top scored with an unbeaten 42 off 34 balls, including four boundaries and a six. For Iqbal U14, Reddy and Arijit were the star performers with the ball as the duo accounted for two wickets apiece. While Reddy picked up 2-12 in four overs, Arijit struck with 2-17 in his three overs.
Reddy won the player of the match for his brilliant all-round performance. He is working hard on his game and wants to play for Hyderabad U14 soon.