Excelsior Sports Correspondent
DODA, July 16: Combine Cricket Club Doda drubbed Natnoo Cricket Club by 28 runs to advance into the next stage of the ongoing All India 13th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2017, being played at Sports Stadium, here.
The tournament is being organized by Young Star Cricket Club Doda and sponsored by Rashtriya Rifles Unit Doda.
Batting first, Combine Cricket Club Doda made 168 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the allotted 16 overs. Ved Parkash played a splendid innings of 78 runs for his team, while Ashok Sharma contributed 25 runs. From Natnoo Cricket Club, Bilal Natnoo, Kewal Kotwal and Vinay Manhas shared 1 wicket each.
In reply, Natnoo Cricket Club managed to score 140 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 16 overs, thus lost the match by a margin of 28 runs. Sunny Parihar was the top scorer with 48 runs, while Mohinder contributed 20 runs to the total. From Combine Cricket Club Doda, Jaffer and Babar shared 3 wickets each, while Ved Parkash took 1 wicket. Ved Parkash of Combine Cricket Club Doda was adjudged as man of the match for his brilliant all-round performance who was given prize by Chief Guest, Dr Sajjad Hussain Kraipak along with Syed Riaz Ahmed and Ishtiaq Ahmed Dev.
The match was officiated by Vijay Partap Singh and Ifroz Rather as umpires, while Milind Gore maintained the scorebook.