KPPL: SCC, Kashmir Rangers script emphatic victories

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 17: Sai Cricket Club (SCC) and Kashmir Rangers Cricket Club scripted emphatic victories over their rivals in the ongoing Kashmiri Pandit Premier League (KPPL) T20 Cricket Tournament, being organised under the banner of Iqwaat Sports Organisation, an initiative of Vishva Kashmiri Samaj at MA Stadium, here today.
In first match, Sai Cricket Club got the better of Satan Cricket Club in a close contest by six wickets.
Earlier, batting first, Satan Cricket Club scored meagre total of 89 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. Anshul Vaishnavi made 21 runs while Sushil contributed 17 runs to the total. For Sai Cricket Club, Virender Thusoo was the wrecker-in-chief, who took six important wickets by conceding 18 runs in his four overs while Amit Dhar took two wickets by giving away nine runs in 2.1 overs.
In reply, SCC chased the target in the last over by losing four wickets, thus won the match by 6 wickets. Surinder Bhat top scored with 30 runs, while Virender Thusoo contributed 13 runs to the total. Vipin Pandita and Sushil were the successful bowlers for Satan Cricket Club. Virender Thusoo was adjudged as the man of the match for his fabulous bowling display.
In another match, Kashmir Rangers defeated Lal Ded XI by 22 runs.
Batting first, Kashmir Rangers scored a modest total of 109 runs. Manish Bhan top scored with 46 runs while Sagar Pandita contributed 29 runs to the total. Rahul Koul took two wickets for Lal Ded XI.
Lal Ded XI in reply scored 86 runs in the allotted 18 overs, thus lost the match by 22 runs. Shivam Tickoo scored 48 runs while Amit Bhat contributed11 runs. For Kashmir Rangers, Sagar Pandita and Rajat Koul took two wickets each. Sagar Pandita was adjudged as the man of the match for his all-round performance.
The tournament is being held under the overall supervision of three member organising committee including Rajesh Dhar, Ankur Bagati and Ashish Kachroo.