Raj Bhawan humbles LU by 43 runs in friendly cricket match | Lucknow News

Lucknow: Dressed in jerseys and with pads and helmets on, Lucknow University team struggled to save its wickets on Raj Bhawan ground.
Captain and LU vice-chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai won the toss and opted to field first, but lost the match as Governor’s OSD Ashok Desai played a captain’s knock.
He made victory tough for LU in a friendly cricket match between Lucknow University and Raj Bhawan on Sunday.
The varsity lost by 43 runs chasing a score of 72 runs. The Raj Bhawan team got a solid start when the opening batsman Desai stroked four fours scoring 44 runs in 38 balls. Desai remained not out and made his team set a target of 72 runs in 12 overs for LU.
Batting next, LU team got a shocker when its star batsman Prof Rajiv Manohar got bowled after scoring just one run. Proctor Dinesh Kumar could not save his team and also got out at 1 run. The vice-chancellor struggled to reach the crease on time and was run out by Desai. The entire team got out at 29 runs in 11.3 overs. The winning team won a price of Rs 1 lakh, while LU was awarded Rs 51,000.

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