Surat Cricket Club Gujarat registers emphatic win over Everest Cricket Club Bhalessa

Winners posing along with dignitaries and officials at Sports Stadium in Doda on Monday.
Winners posing along with dignitaries and officials at Sports Stadium in Doda on Monday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

DODA, July 17: Surat Cricket Club Gujarat registered resounding victory over Everest Cricket Club Bhalessa by 4 wickets 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, Everest Cricket Club Bhalessa made 158 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Rayees played a splendid innings of 68 runs for his team, while Ishtiaq Rasool contributed 33 runs to the total. From Everest Cricket Club Bhalessa, Mubarak Patel scalped 2 wickets while Hussain Patel, Luqman Patel and Tosif Thukar shared 1 wicket each.
In reply, after getting good start from the opening batsmen, Surat Cricket Club Gujarat team managed to chase the required runs in 19.2 overs for the loss of 6 wickets thus by won the match by 4 wickets. Mubarak Patel was the highest scorer from Gujarat team who made 50 runs while Rahul Sarwade scored 37 runs. From Everest Cricket Club Bhalessa, Amir Wani took 3 wickets while Irshad Wani and Ishtiaq Rasool shared 1 wicket each. Mubarak Patel of Surat Cricket Club Gujarat team was adjudged as man of the match for his all-round performance who was given prize by Chief Guest, Tehsildar Doda Nasir Ali Natnoo along the SHO Police Station Doda, Bishnesh Kumar.
Speaking on the presentation ceremony, Chief Guest lauded the efforts of Young Star Cricket Club Doda for holding such events in this region which would boost the morale of youth while participating in such activities, adding that sports activities are important for the overall physical and mental development of the youth.
The match was officiated by Munish Zutshi and Ifroz Rather as umpires, while Milind Gore maintained the scorebook.

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