The tournament finals between Delhi finalists, Team Jagran Group and Mumbai finalists, Team Multi Screen Media made for an exciting culmination. Amar Ujala Agency and Media Cricket League - the engaging 50-day cricketing saga saw more than 60 teams play over 80 matches, in three different cities. Apart from the cash prize of rupees one lakh, the tournament winner, Multi Screen Media, also won gifts worth the same amount. The runners-up didn't go empty-handed, either. They were rewarded with cash worth Rs 50,000, and gifts worth the same amount.
After a lacklustre bowling performance, Team Jagran ruined its chances of winning the match even further when the side was seen limping towards the target with difficulty. The team managed 94 runs, with a loss of five wickets. The highest scorer of Team Jagran was Kunal Jerath with 48 runs (off 28 balls, 6X4, 1X6).
Team Multi Screen Media won the match by 84 runs. Vipin Chaurasia of Team Multi Screen Media was adjudged the Man of the Match. He received the trophy from Sunder, AVP (South and West), Amar Ujala.
Pawan Kumar of Jagran Group was adjudged the Man of the Series for his collective score of 261 runs, with a five-wicket haul in the five matches he played in the tournament. Pawan was felicitated with a SG cricket kit, given away by Prashant Subramaniam, senior marketing manager, SG. Pawan was also adjudged the UTV Action Star of the tournament, and the trophy was given away by Prasanna Singh, COO, Banyan Netfaqs.
Team Multi Screen Media was awarded the winner's trophy, the cash prize, along with the gifts. The winning team also won the Amar Ujala Rising Team Trophy, given away by by Sunil Mutreja, president (marketing), Amar Ujala. Jagran Group received the runners-up trophy, cash prize of 50,000 rupees and gifts worth the same amount from Alok Mathur, AVP (marketing), Amar Ujala.
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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.First Published : March 15, 2011