Anurag Dixit grabbed six wickets for 43 runs to help NCA U-19 defeat Ruby Colts by 36 runs in the final of the VCA U-19 Inter-Academy cricket tournament that concluded at the Civil Lines ground on Wednesday.
In the final, played over two days, NCA boys batted first and piled up 298/8 in their allotted 60 overs on Tuesday. Aditya Ahuja struck a fine 110 off 141 balls, while Aryan Munde (58) and Vedant Dighade (57) chipped in with half-centuries.
Openers Digvijay Tiwari (42) and Pratham Chawla (49) added 81 runs for the first wicket to give Ruby Colts a head-start in the chase, but their middle-order could not sustain the momentum. Anurag, who struck at regular intervals to fashion his team’s victory, was declared the ‘Player of the Match’.
NCA U-19 298/8 in 60 overs (Aryan Munde 58, Aditya Ahuja 110, Vedant Dighade 57; Aadhyan Rauthan 4/61)
Ruby Colts U-19 262 all out in 59.5 overs (Digvijay Tiwari 42, Pratham Chawla 49, Ryan Rajput 84; Anurag Dixit 6/43, Tunna Kumar 3/59)
Result: NCA U-19 won by 36 runs