Participants in the Cricket tournament in play at Udaipur these few days have been through major life changing accidents, that have physically challenged them, but have taken their mental strength to another level. Some were hit by a vehicle and caused permanent damage to limbs, some got paralyzed after taking the wrong medicine and some have been weak in their spine or legs since birth. The intent, however, is steely enough to make a dent in the toughest of challenges. Something similar is being seen in the ongoing National Wheelchair Cricket Championship, which is being held under the joint aegis of Narayan Seva Sansthan, DCCI, WCI and Rajasthan Royals in Udaipur.
President of Narayan Seva Sansthan Prashant Agarwal said that in the first innings of the match between Haryana vs MP at Narayan Para Sports Academy, Haryana won the toss and decided to field first. MP batting first got all out for 64 runs in 11.5 overs. In response, Haryana achieved the target in 7.1 overs and gained victory. Man of the match was Vedpal of Haryana. He also scored 11 runs and took 4 wickets giving 13 runs while performing as an all-rounder.
In the match held at the Railway Training Institute Ground at Sukhadiya Circe in Udaipur, Mumbai won the toss and invited Punjab to bat first. Punjab team scored 240 runs for four wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Chasing the target, Punjab restricted the Mumbai team to 233 for 3 and won by 7 runs. Man of the match was Praveen Kumar who scored a brilliant 114 runs on 66 balls.
In the match at RCA Ground, Himachal won the toss and selected to bat first and scored 104 runs for 10 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the target, Tamil Nadu won by 6 wickets in just 9.5 overs. Jayen was the man of the match after taking 4 wickets while giving away just 7 runs. He was honored by Udaipur's Additional District Collector Prabha Gautam, who presented him a trophy.
UP won the toss and elected to bat in the UP vs Odisha match at Railway Training Ground. UP scored 293 runs losing just one wicket. Shailesh Yadav of UP scored 128 runs in 55 balls. His name was included in the century scorer for the third consecutive day and he was given the man of the match trophy. In response, the entire Orissa team was bundled out for just 26 runs in 13.2 overs. UP won this match by 266 runs.
In the Delhi vs Chhattisgarh match at RCA Ground, Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first, scored 177 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the target, the Chhattisgarh team could only score 171 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Chhattisgarh's Poshan, who scored a century yesterday, managed a handsome 74 runs in this match, which, however, was not enough to get his team to the winning run. Delhi won the match by 6 runs. In this match, Mahendra Singh was Man of the Match after scoring 49 runs off 27 balls and taking one wicket.
The second match, which was played between Baroda vs Karnataka was held at the institute's Narayan Divyang Para Sports Academy. Baroda won the toss and invited Karnataka to bat first. Karnataka team scored 285 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Harish of Karnataka contributed an unbeaten 148 runs. The Baroda team made a slow start and could only score 161 runs on one wicket. Karnataka won this match by 124 runs. Man of the match was Harish Kumar. The special thing about the match was that the Baroda team accepted the defeat by deciding not to play after 18 overs.