Skipper Imran Haji stands tall as Bandipora Gymkhana posts another win

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Imran Haji

Bandipora, July 27: Skipper Imran Haji led from the front to take Bandipora Gymkhana to an another win against Qazi Sports Watapora in the ongoing Cool and Cool T20 Cup, here at S.N Gazi park on Monday.

Displaying how an inning is mastered, Haji, came to bat after a couple of quick wickets. Making sure the opposition bowlers don’t settle down, the right-handed batsman kept the scorecard ticking with singles and doubles before taking the aerial root.

Earlier, thanks to a quick-fire cameo of 34 runs by opener Faisal Farooq, Gymkhana got off to a flying start. However, once he fell, the innings took a downward arrow for the visiting team.

Though Imran alongside Muzamil stitched a vital partnership, helping Bandipora reach a over-par total of 139 runs. Haji made 43 while Muzamil contributed 24 runs in the total. The lower-order duo of Imran Khan and Faizan also struck 17 and 15 runs, respectively.

For Qazi Sports, Mehraj scalped a three-wicket-haul.

Meanwhile, in reply, Watapora didn’t find a start they would have wanted as they lost as many as three wickets in the first three overs. Adnan Shafi bowled an economical spell before spinner Azhar Amin came into the action.

The former scalped a brace while as latter went away with three wickets. Umar also sprakled at the death, removing two batsmen.

Haneef was the only batsman from Watapora to score a few as he made 28 runs. They finished up making 132 runs, awarding Gymkhana a 7-run win.

It was second consecutive victory for Gymkhana in the tournament.

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