By Sports Reporter/Doha
Hosts Metabo defeated Mitra Mandal by 25 runs in the opening match of the 23rd Gulf Incon-Metabo Cricket Tournament at the Qatar Cricket Sports Complex, Losail.
Put into bat, Metabo made 147 runs in 19.2 overs. Javaid scored 34 runs with three sixes and two boundaries, while Asif contributed 18 runs with one six.
Jhon and Ajay took three and two wickets each. Kunal, Mani, Abhijit, Ravi and Susit claimed one each.
In reply, Mitra Mandal could only make 122 runs in 18.4 overs. Sujit scored 25 runs with one six. Rahul and Yeshwant scored 19 and 18 runs, respectively. Fahad of Metabo took three wickets. Mohsin clinched two wickets. Metabo’s Asif was declared man of the match.
In other matches, CCRC Warriors thrashed Engineering Supplies by 222 runs, QVC got the better of Qatar Quarry by 2 wickets, Mumbai XII beat MIC by five wickets Al Zaman Exchange defeated CDC by 23 runs and Doha Motors beat McDonalds by 40 runs.
Earlier Qatar Rugby, Hockey and Cricket Federation (QRHCF) president Yousef al-Kuwari and Gulf Incon-Metabo Senior Sales & Marketing Manager –Tools & Equipment Division Sajjad Ahmed Khan inaugurated the tournament.
The final will be played on December 8.
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