By Sports Reporter/Doha
In a thrilling final for the Premier division in the Qatar Airways Cricket Tournament, Feroz Youngsters and Galfar Al Misnad played out a tie to share the honours at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Batting first Feroz Youngsters put 224 on board in the allotted 50 overs before Galfar Al Misnad’s chase also halted at that number. Tamoor Sajjad was adjudged Player of the Final.
The tournament, which began in January, saw 64 teams participating across Premier and three other divisions, with a total of 164 matches played.
Present on the occasion were the Qatar Cricket Association president Yousef al-Kuwari, Qatar Airways Ticketing Operations manager Ali Farabi, Mohamed Ahmad al-Othmani and QCA Operations manager Manzoor Ahmad.
Al-Kuwari thanked Qatar Airways for sponsoring the tournament and appreciated the performances of the national team players. He wished them good luck for the ICC tournament to be played in Chiang Mai in Thailand April 20 to May 2.
The delegation to the tournament will be led by QCA assistant general secretary Eisa Ali Ghanem while Manzoor Ahmad will also accompany the squad.
Khetco XI clinch T20 title
Khetco XI outplayed Regal Strikers to win the Qatar Airways Cricket Twenty20 Tournament with a splendid 40-run triumph at the West Bay Ground on Friday.
Khetco XI, batting first after winning the toss, ran up a huge 186 for seven in 20 overs. Jameel and Zohaib batted magnificently to lay the foundation for their team’s big total.
Jameel struck a match-high 44, with the 35-ball knock including four boundaries and one six. Zohaib was also in an aggressive mood, putting up 38 off just 29 balls. His knock was studded with four hits to the rope and two over it.
Firoz got two wickets for 30 runs to finish as the most successful Regal Strikers bowler.
The chase of Regal Strikers was marred by fall of regular wickets and they eventually collapsed in the 20th over at 146. Naveed got two scalps for 29 in four overs.
Ajay and Shani survived the longest and took the score close to 150-run mark. Ajay’s 36 off 26 balls had four boundaries, while Shani slammed a six and four boundaries in his 24-ball 35.
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