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Amar Ujala AMCL 2011: Indian Express, Percept, Bates 141, Aidem and Dream11 win on Day One in Mumbai

By Ankit Bhatnagar , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | February 02, 2011
Travelling across metros and giving cricket lovers a chance to indulge in their favourite sport, Day One of the Mumbai chapter of Amar Ujala AMCL started well. With five matches lined up, the day had lots of action and competition.

Dream11 versus Mudra

The first match was played between Dream11 and Mudra. Batting first, Team Dream11 set a target of 141 runs for its opponent. Facing tough bowling attack from Dream11's four bowlers, the creative agency could not breach the target and wound up at 97 runs. The highest scorer of Dream11 was Tushar, who scored a century (103 runs off 37 balls, 11X4, 6X6). The most economical bowler of the winning team was Sridhar, who took two wickets, ceding 31 runs in 12 balls. Mudra tried well but was no match for Dream11's score. Tushar of Team Dream11 was declared the Man of the Match for his crucial 103 runs that helped his team taste victory.

Nimbus versus Indian Express

Deciding to bat first, Team Nimbus set an easy target of 68 runs for Team Indian Express. Santosh W of Indian Express bowled cautiously and took two wickets, giving off 22 runs in four overs. The news publication team met the target in just seven overs. The partnership between Sandeep and Makrand helped the team to victory. The former was adjudged the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 31 runs (off 14 deliveries, 5X4).

Indigo Consulting versus Percept

Team Percept batted first and set a target of 116 runs for Team Indigo Consulting. The opening pair of Mukesh and Aditya bonded well on the pitch as they took the run target beyond the 100-run mark. Beaten by a yorker, Aditya was run out at 54 runs (off 21 balls, 5X4, 3X6). Team Indigo Consulting wrapped up at a paltry 64 runs. Team Percept's Aditya proved to be the most dangerous bowler as he clinched two wickets in three overs, giving away 12 runs. Amit was the highest scorer in Team Indigo, accumulating 18 runs. Aditya of Team Percept was declared the Man of the Match for his competent bowling and important half-century.

Rediffusion Y&R versus Bates 141

Setting the lowest target of the day, Team Rediffusion ended its inning with 53 runs amid tight bowling by Team Bates. By clinching four crucial wickets in two overs, Yogesh took everybody by surprise and limited Team Rediffusion to a manageable run target, thus driving his team to an easy win. Bates scored 58 runs with a loss of two wickets. Karmarkar of Team Bates scored 19 runs off 14 balls. He was declared the Man of the Match.

Red FM versus Aidem

The last match of the day was played between Red FM and Aidem. Batting first, the radio station managed 78 runs in 10 overs. The highest batting score was 27 runs off 13 balls by Akash. Krishna of Aidem successfully contained Team Red FM's run rally. The mature bowler took three wickets and gave 36 runs in four overs. He was declared the Man of the Match. Aidem won the match as the team scored 80 runs and comfortably breached the run target set by Red FM.

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Amar Ujala AMCL-2011 is powered by Images Bazaar, and is supported by associate sponsors UTV Action and All Sports magazine. The radio partner for the cricket tournament is Fever FM and the outdoor partner is Katha. The cricket partner for the season is SG, while Cricket Today is the magazine partner. Indigo Nation is the gift partner for the initiative.

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