Combined Doda registers win, sails into semi-finals

T20 Christmas Celebrations Cup

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

DODA, Dec 21:  Combined XI Doda registered win against Youth Scorchers and entered in semi- finals of the ongoing T20 Christmas Celebrations Cup, being organized by Doda Police Headquarters in collaboration with St. George Convent School Batote under the guidance of Dr Sunil Gupta DIG DKR, here today.
The tournament is being held under the supervision of Abdul Qayoom SSP Doda, Rajesh Gill former Ranji player, while DySP Showkat Ali, DySP Jaswant Singh, Arun Sharma SHO, Amir Karim Wani and Yasir Ali were the members of the organizing team.
In the first match, Combined XI Doda defeated Youth Scorchers by 30 runs. Batting first, Combined Eleven Doda scored 128 runs for the loss of 7 wickets with Dawd (40), Dowd Wani (22) and Majid (21) were the main scorers. From the bowling side, Yasir Ali took 3 wickets, while Babar Ali got 2 wickets and Babar Nabi clinched 1 wicket.
In reply, Youth Scorchers could not chase the target and managed to score 98 runs for 6 wickets in the allotted 15 overs, thus lost the match by 30 runs. Aqib scored 20 runs, Akash and Surinder made 17 and 16 runs respectively. From the bowling side, Vishal took 3 wickets, Majid got 2 wickets, and Farooq took 1 wicket. Majid Aziz was declared as man of the match.
Another match was played between Firdous XI Doda and Shining Star Doda which ended in a super over and due to the poor light Rajesh Gill, coordinator of the event decided to conduct a super over, tomorrow.
Batting first, Firdous XI scored 117 runs for the loss of 5 wickets wherein Arbaz made 53 runs and Yasir scored 26 runs. From the bowling side, Adil took 2 wickets while Umar Shafi and Arif got 1 wicket each.
In reply, Shining Stars also made 117 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in which Rayees Bhat made 50 runs and Aqib Zargar scored 22 runs. The organizing panel decided for a super over and it has also been decided that the super over shall be played tomorrow at 9 am.
The matches were officiated by Sourav Katoch, Imran Kalal, Sagar Ittu, Yasir Dar, Nousher Bhat, Ajay Katoch and Babar Lone.
Shaheen Doda will lock horns with Combined XI Doda, while Masud Bhaderwah will face the winner of the super over which will be played tomorrow between Firdous XI and Shining Club in the semifinals.