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Amar Ujala AMCL 2011: Multi Screen Media win laurels at the finals - and, the trophy

By Ankit Bhatnagar , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | March 15, 2011
Team Multi Screen Media bulldozed Team Jagran Group in a praiseworthy match, dotted with impressive batting and equally threatening bowling volleys from the victors. It was a fitting closure to a fiercely fought tournament.

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.

Team Jagran won the toss and decided to field first. Though the bowling line-up of Team Jagran has been formidable throughout the tournament, it lacked intensity in this match. The opposing side set an impressive target of 179 runs. The bowling brigade of Team Jagran -- Pankaj Chaddha, Pawan Kumar, Surinder and Rohit -- employed multiple strategies, but was unable to prevent the batsmen from scoring. Vipin Chaurasia of Team Multi Screen Media scored 97 runs (off 34 balls, 9X4, 7X6), helped by his team-mate Vishal Pandey who scored 70 runs (off 24 deliveries, 6X4, 6X6). The only wicket Team Jagran could snap was that of Pratik's, who walked back without opening his account.

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.

For the complete scorecard, click here.

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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