3rd Rajiv Gandhi Memorial T20 Tournament
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 30: Kishen Chand Cricket Club (KCCC) and Challenger Cricket Club (CCC) registered resounding wins against their respective rivals and sailed into the quarterfinals of the ongoing 3rd Rajiv Gandhi Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament, being organized by Young Star Cricket Club at MA Stadium, here.
Earlier, in the first match, Challenger Club drubbed JKAP XI easily by 8 wickets. Batting first, JKAP XI bundled out for a paltry total of 61 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. Yasir and Farooq 16 runs each were the only two batsmen to cross the double figure mark as the rest of the batsmen failed to face the disciplined bowling of the Challenger Club bowlers.
Parveen Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Challenger Club, who took 3 important wickets by conceding 13 runs in his 3.4 overs, while Manjeet Singh and Iqbal claimed 2 wickets each. Rakesh Koul also picked one wicket.
Challenger Club in reply scored the required runs in 11.5 overs by losing 2 wickets, thus won the match by 8 wickets. Ashu was the top scorer with 24 runs including 4 boundaries, while Gokul Baru and Rakesh Koul contributed 17 and 13* runs to the total respectively.
Parveen Singh was adjudged man of the match for his superb bowling performance.
Meanwhile, in another match, KCCC thrashed Lions Cricket Club by 10 wickets in a one-sided match. Lions Club electing to bat first collapsed at meagre 64 runs in 14.3 overs. Nikhil (21), Sumit (16) and Rahul (10) were the main contributors.
For KCCC, left-arm spinner Raman Dutta was the wrecker-in-chief, scalping 3 wickets by giving away just 11 runs, while Sumit and Ashok captured 2 wickets each.
KCCC chased the target in just 5.1 overs without losing any wicket as opener Raman Dutta sent the rival bowlers on a leather-hunt in his knock of unbeaten 39 runs which included 7 delectable boundaries and one six. Raman Thaploo also contributed useful 16 not out including 3 crispy boundaries.
For his splendid all-round performance, Raman Dutta was declared man of the match.
The match was officiated by Rajinder Singh and Vijay as umpires, while Sohail acted as scorer.