Tahir XI, Marmat XI outplay rivals in Champions Trophy T20

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
BHADERWAH, June 13: Tahir XI and Marmat XI defeated their respective rivals to advance into the next round of the ongoing 2nd Edition of Champions Trophy T20 Cricket Tournament, being organized by Rashtriya Rifles located at Bhaderwah, under the aegis of the Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) and Youth Combined Cricket Club Bhaderwah at Degree College Ground, here.
Earlier, in the first match, Tahir XI got better of Paryote Club by a narrow margin of 6 runs. Batting first, Tahir XI scored a fighting total of 146 runs in the stipulated 20 overs, losing 8 wickets in the process. Farhan and Asif contributed 44 and 36 runs to the total respectively. For Paryote, Manjeet was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 important wickets, while Vijay claimed 2 wickets.
In reply, Paryote Club managed to score 140 runs in 20 overs by losing 5 wickets, thus lost the match 6 runs. Manjeet scored 58 runs, while Manjeet Junior contributed 22 runs to the total. For Tahir XI,  Rahib Khan bagged 2 wickets, while Jahanzeb claimed one wicket. Manjeet was declared Reliance man of the match for his all-round performance.
In another match, Marmat XI got better of Malnai XI by 23 runs in an easy contest. Batting first, Marmat XI scored 114 runs in the stipulated 15 overs by losing 8 wickets. Irshad top scored with 47 runs, while Pawan contributed 22 runs to the total. For Malnai XI, Bablu scalped 3 wickets and Javed claimed 2.
In reply, Malnai XI bundled out for a paltry total of 91 runs in 16.3 overs, thus lost the match by 23 runs. Bablu top scored with magnificent 57 runs. For Marmat XI, Pawan and Ravi claimed 3 wickets each. Pawan was declared Bajaj Allianz man of the match.
The matches were officiated by Usman and Ahmer as umpires, while Faisal was the scorer.
Sameer Shoket Malik, Video Analyst BCCI is the convener of the Tournament, while the organizing committee included Zaheer Khan, chief organizer, Touqeer Bhagwan, Babar Mughal, Irfan Shapoo, Zair Sheikh and Muzzafar Hussain.


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