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SNWT20: Shiekh-Ul-Alam Cricket Club Shadipora beat Affarwat-XI via D/L method

By: Zeeshan

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Chanderhama:- Affarwat-XI team on Tuesday paid the price for a poor opener’s batting display against Shadipora Cricket Club ,losing the very first Knockout match by 5 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the 15th SNW Memorial T20 Cricket Trophy Chanderhama Pattan.snw2
After winning the toss Shiekh-Ul-Alam Cricket Club Shadipora posted a decent target of 180 runs for the loss of four wickets in alloted 20 overs.Reyaz played a splendid quick fire knock of 63 runs off 40 balls followed by Mustafa with 60 runs off 32 balls.
In reply Affarwat-XI opners found it tough to rotate the strike,leave aside hitting boundaries and sixes against some disciplined bowling and brilliant feilding from Shiekh-Ul-Alam Cricket Club Shadipora in the first six overs of powerplay.Affarwat-XI opener’s struggle can be guaged from the fact that they scored just 31 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the six overs of powerplay.In total the Affarwat-XI opener’s found the fence just twice in six overs of powerplay.Mansoor and Khurshed , who came after the dismissal of both openers of Affarwat-XI however looked in great nick and scored quick fire runs. When the heavens opened up, the D/L score was 67/2 in 8.5 overs at that point of time which fell short of 5 runs for Affarwat-XI to Victory. In the 9th over Affarwat-XI were needed 23 runs as per D/L method ,Mansoor hit huge six on the very first ball and boundary on the second ball gave some momentum to the match ,on third ball of the over he took a single and gave strike to another batsmen Khurshid ,he played the 4th ball of the over in dot and the bowler found 5th ball of his over out of the boundary rope for huge six over the sight screen and the showers came out from heavens and didn’t stoped till the whole feild was washed away ,the result was declared as per D/L method and Shiekh-Ul-Alam Cricket Club Shadipora won the match by 5 runs.
Reyaz was declared player of the match and best moment award was given to Mustafa for his blistering 60 runs off 32 balls.
The tournament is Sponsored by Bio-Care Imaging and Diagonistic Centre Kreeri And IPRO Educational Services Baramulla.

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