Stadium XI Rajouri enters final in style

RAJOURI: Stadium XI made it a huge 127 runs win against Manhas Cricket Club to sail into the final of the district Rajouri cricket tournament for JKCA Premier Cricket Championship, organized by J&K Cricket Association (JKCA), at District Police Lines ground, here today.

Batting first, after Manhas Club won the toss and opted to field, Stadium XI made 222 runs losing all their wickets in 27.2 overs of the 30 overs game.

Yaaser Hussain played fine innings of 35-ball 64 runs, followed by Yasser Khan Kurru (38) and Sudam Khan (32). From Manhas Club, Zaheer Ahmed, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Rajat RD and Faraz Ahmed shared two wickets each.

Chasing a target of near eight-run per over, Manhas Club could not face the opponent bowlers and bowled out for just 95 runs in 15 overs.

Zaheer Ahmed and Vishal were main scorers with 25 and 19 runs respectively. From Stadium XI, Ruskar Chowdhary and Mehmood Choudhary claimed three wickets each while Iftiaz Choudhary took two.

For his brilliant batting, Yaaser Hussain was named man of the match.

REASI: The NCC Reasi today qualified for the final of the district Reasi tournament after they won the second semifinal by a margin of 89 runs against Bhawani Katra at Sports Stadium, here.

Earlier, batting first, NCC set a target of 184 runs losing all their wickets in 25.2 overs. Pankaj (55), Anish (32) and Sachin (22) were main contributors to the total. Vikas emerged as most successful bowler from Bhawani with four wickets while Ajit and Nikhil shared two each.
Batting second, Bhawani Katra could make 96 runs with all their wickets lost in 16.1 overs. Anshuman (21), Shiva (18) and Harsh (13) were main scorers. Anish, Sachin and Jasbir claimed two wickets each. Pankaj was later declared man of the match for his harl century.


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