Amar Ujala AMCL 2011: OMD, Lowe Lintas, Dainik Jagran and Noshe march ahead in quarter finals in Delhi

By Ankit Bhatnagar , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | February 22, 2011
With four-quarter finals lined up in a day, teams slogged it out for a berth in the semi-final. The day's affairs once again proved the supremacy of better playing teams.

Draft FCB+Ulka versus OMD

The first quarter-final of the day was between Team OMD and Team Draft FCB+Ulka. The former won the toss and decided to field first. Setting a manageable run target of 92 runs Team Draft paved a way to their loss. Praveen Sharma of Team Draft clinched three wickets by giving away 28 runs in three overs. Sachin Verma, and his namesake Sachin Kumar, collectively added 84 runs (off 45 balls, 10X4, 4X6). What worked against Team Draft was first the paltry run target and lacklustre bowling attack. Team OMD won the face-off by four wickets. Sachin Verma was declared the Man of the Match for his 46 runs and a wicket he took.

Allied Media versus Lowe Lintas

The next scheduled quarter-final was between Team Allied and Team Lowe. Deciding to bat first, Team Lowe set a target of 104 runs for the opponents. Siddhartha from Team Lowe scored his half-century on the back of eight boundaries and two sixes. Harish of Team Allied grasped three wickets. Team Allied faltered at scoring even half of the set run target. Happy and Siddhartha of Team Lowe added two wickets each to their kitty and restricted the opponents at 50 runs. Team Lowe won the quarter- finals by 53 runs, and Siddhartha was declared the Man of the Match for his commendable performance.

Dainik Jagran versus Aidem

Setting a score of 130 runs, Team Aidem was looking at winning the face-off. Bhuvnesh Kaul of Team Aidem scored an unbeaten 72-run knockout that helped his side set the target. Rohit from Team Dainik Jagran clinched two wickets giving away just five runs in the six balls he bowled. Tarun and Gopi, the second and third in batting order of Team Jagran collectively added 109 runs (off 46 deliveries, 8X4, 8X6). The chasing team won the match by five wickets and Gopi was declared the Man of the Match for being the highest scorer of the side. He scored 55 runs (off 26 balls, 5X4, 3X6).

Noshe versus Interactive Avenues

This was one of the more exciting, but one-sided quarter-finals of the day. Team Noshe won the toss and decided to bat first. The team managed 105 runs in its inning. The highest scorer from the side was Abhishek, who scored 35 runs (off 20 balls, 3X4, 3X6). Mayank Wadhi of Team Interactive grasped two wickets ceding 33 runs in three overs. Mobeen, Abhishek and Himanshu of Team Noshe proved dangerous for the opponents as they snapped two, three and two wickets, respectively. Because of the impressive bowling volleys from the trio, Team Noshe won the face-off by 46 runs. Abhishek Kumar was adjudged the Man of the Match for the noteworthy 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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