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Nitin, Amit shine as Media XI beats Sharika Diagnostics CC

JAMMU: An impressive four wickets haul by Nitin Thakur followed by entertaining 44 runs off 28 balls by Amit Kumar and 36 runs in 28 balls by Anil saw Media XI Cricket Club Jammu register six wickets victory over Sharika Diagnostics Cricket Club in the inaugural match of ‘Friendship Cup T-20 Series 2020' being played at the GGM Science College Hostel Ground, here.

Earlier, Sharika Diagnostics CC led by Anil Bhushan won the toss and opted to bat first but the decision soon proved erroneous as Media XI pacer Nitin Thakur rattled Sharika batting order with a bowling figure of 3-0-4-15. Sharika Diagnostics CC had a nightmarish day as its seven batsmen scored single digit including two ducks.

The incisive Media XI bowling was countered by Viraj (25 runs off 17 balls) and a late cameo by Ayush (26 runs of 11 balls) which helped Sharika CC put up a suitable score of 113 for 9 in the stipulated 20 overs. Apart from Nitin, Rahul also took 2 wickets whereas Dev Thakur and Faheem Tak shared one wicket apiece.

In reply, Media XI suffered an early blow as Pardeep Bali was clean bowled by Ayush, Amit (44 runs off 52 balls) and Anil (36 runs in 28 balls) helped Media XI to chase the modest target in just 13 overs.

Later, the chief guest Amit Gupta Corporator Ward Number 19 of Jammu Municipal Corporation felicitated both the captains by presenting mementos. He presented winner and runner-up trophies to the players of both the teams while Man of the Match award was conferred to Nitin Thakur for his splendid performance with the ball.

The chief guest said that the media had been doing a tremendous job in these testing times of COVID-19 pandemic. Dev Thakur from Media-XI presented the vote of thanks.



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