Aga Mehdi Memorial Cricket Tournament:Showkat stars in DCC’s victory

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Budgam: DCC Hankarmulla and Shogpora XI made a progress to the next round of Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi Memorial Cricket Tournament by their winning their respective fixtures played at Budgam Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The first game of the day saw DCC Hankarmulla up against RCC Chayre XI with former pocketing a victory by 12 runs.

Batting first, DCC Hankarmulla gave a good account of themselves with the bat, making a solid 175 for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Showkat was the main scorer hitting a solid 69 off just 40 balls. RCC Chayre XI fought hard to make a match of it but fell short by 12 of DCC’s target. They were restricted to 163 for the loss of three wickets in the 20 overs.

Showkat’s match winning knock earned him the man of the match award.

KFC Shogpora XI and Zooming Star Lakhropora were involved in the second encounter of the day which turned out to be low scoring tie. Shogpora XI dawdled their way to 132 for the loss of eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Bilal was the highest scorer making an important 32.

Despite defending a low total, Shogpora XI bowled exceedingly well to restrict Zooming Star to 113 for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs, winning the game by 19 runs.

For his 32 with the bat and two wickets with the ball in hand, Bilal was declared man of the match.

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