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Thrilling Finish at Champion Cricket Academy Ground: Punjab Edges Fateh by 4 Runs

hampion Cricket Academy Punjab Sets a Modest Target

In a nail-biting encounter at the Champion Cricket Academy Ground in Chandigarh, cricket enthusiasts witnessed a thrilling limited-overs match on May 29, 2024. The match, which began promptly at 08:02 AM, saw Champion Cricket Academy Punjab narrowly defeating Fateh Academy by just 4 runs in a tightly contested 30-over game.

Champion Cricket Academy Punjab Sets a Modest Target
Winning the toss, Champion Cricket Academy Punjab opted to bat first, aiming to set a challenging target for their opponents. Despite a shaky start, the team managed to post a score of 169/9 in their allotted 30 overs. The innings was anchored by notable performances from key batsmen, with Ekam Kamboj leading the charge with a well-crafted 45 off 39 balls, including 10 boundaries. He was ably supported by Ranav Bajwa, who contributed a solid 39 runs off 34 deliveries, hitting six fours.

The bowling attack from Fateh Academy put up a strong resistance, with Gurviraj Singh Gill being the pick of the bowlers. Gill’s economical spell of 5 overs yielded just 18 runs and 2 crucial wickets, maintaining an impressive economy rate of 3.60. Despite their efforts, Punjab managed to set a competitive total that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats.

Fateh Academy’s Valiant Chase Falls Short
Fateh Academy commenced their chase with determination, looking to overhaul the target of 170 runs. Shivam emerged as the top scorer for Fateh, showcasing his batting prowess with a splendid 52 off 50 balls, studded with seven fours and one six, striking at a rate of 104.00. However, the rest of the batting lineup struggled to build partnerships, ultimately falling short of the target.

The bowling hero for Champion Cricket Academy Punjab was undoubtedly Ekam Kamboj, who delivered a remarkable spell, taking 3 wickets for just 21 runs in his 6 overs, including a maiden over. His economical bowling, with an economy rate of 3.50, played a pivotal role in restricting Fateh Academy to 165 runs in 29.4 overs. Rishab Tiwari also made significant contributions with the ball, capturing 2 wickets for 33 runs in his 6-over spell.

Last Over Drama Seals the Victory
The climax of the match came in the final overs, with the game hanging in the balance. Fateh Academy needed a mere 5 runs from the last over with only one wicket remaining. The pressure was immense, and the tension was palpable among the players and spectators alike. Champion Cricket Academy Punjab’s bowlers held their nerves, and a crucial wicket in the penultimate delivery clinched the match, securing a thrilling 4-run victory for Punjab.

This match will be remembered for its exhilarating finish and the outstanding individual performances from both teams. Ekam Kamboj’s all-round display earned him the accolades, with his contributions with both bat and ball proving decisive in the outcome of the match.

In the end, Champion Cricket Academy Punjab’s resilience and strategic gameplay ensured they emerged victorious in this closely fought contest. This victory not only boosts their confidence but also sets a high standard for the upcoming matches in the tournament. The cricket fans can look forward to more such exciting encounters as the season progresses.

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