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Amar Ujala AMCL 2011: JWT emerge as the winner of the Bengaluru leg, 22feet as runners-up

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | February 18, 2011
Winners of the regional finals in Bengaluru, Team JWT won three consecutive matches in two days.

Position 2 versus JWT

The first of the semi-finals saw Team Position 2 pitted against Team JWT. The latter won the toss and decided to bat first. Setting a target of 133 runs, Team JWT displayed grit and determination.

The opening pair of Sudhir and Johan John scored 108 runs together (off 68 deliveries, 16X4, 3X6). The latter completed his half-century with an array of nine boundaries, and a six. Tight bowling by Team JWT ensured that Team Position 2 headed back in 8.4 overs, scoring just 77 runs. The highest scorer from the side was the opening batsman Arnab Sarkar with 21 runs (off 18 balls. 1X4, 1X6). Team JWT won the first semi-final by 56 runs. Johan John was declared the Man of the Match for his contribution of 59 runs.

Group M versus 22feet

The second semi-final was between Team Group M and Team 22feet. The latter won the toss and elected to field first.

Team Group M ended the inning on a humble 64 runs. Anish Madina of Team 22feet clinched three wickets, ceding 26 runs in four wickets. Prakash Kataria of Team 22feet took home two crucial wickets, giving away nine runs in the two overs he bowled.

Team 22feet's opening pair effortlessly met the easy run target in eight overs. Prakash Kataria scored 21 runs in 21 balls (3X4), while his team-mate Praveen Singh scored 28 runs off 29 balls (4X4s). By winning the decisive match by seven wickets, Team 22feet made its way to the Bengaluru finals.

Prakash Kataria was declared the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 21 runs, and the two wickets he grabbed.

22feet versus JWT

Team JWT won the toss and elected to field first making its intentions quite clear. Wavering in front of fierce bowling volleys, Team 22feet was seen losing ground. Muthu of Team JWT proved expensive for the opponents, as he took three wickets.

Giving away 22 runs in the four overs he bowled, Muthu displayed maturity in his bowling attack. Once the opening pair of Praveen and Prakash became victims of Muthu's determined attack, the side was seen scampering for runs.

The solid partnership of the talented opening pair of Sunil and Johan John saw the inning through with commendable ease and finality. Team JWT, deservingly won the match and the Bengaluru regional matches of the tournament. Not losing even a single match, the team was a cheerful lot. Muthu of Team JWT was adjudged the Man of the Match for his notable bowling.

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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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