Cemtac Stars crush SCA to book summit clash date with Baba XI


SRINAGAR: Suhail Andleeb’s three-wicket haul and all-round batting display enabled Cemtac Stars beat Sopore Cricket Academy by five wickets in the second semi-finals of Asif Memorial Wullar Premier League played at Sheikh Ul Alam Stadium Tarzoo Sopore on Tuesday.

The win means Cemtac Stars will lock horns with Baba XI for title glory.

It turned out to be a lopsided affair with Cemtac Stars proving too much for Sopore Cricket Academy t handle. Batting first, SCA meandered to 113 in the allotted 20 overs largely due to Umair and Mansoor. Umair made 34 while Mansoor contributed a vital 22 to take score past 100-mark.

The star of all-round bowling show was Captain Suhail Andleeb who took three wickets in his four over spell conceding just 15 runs. Aaqib and  Aaqib and Shahruk took a brace of wickets each.

The target of 114 never created any problem for Cemtac Stars displaying sensible batting show to overhaul the milestone. They reached the target in just 15 overs losing five wickets. Kamran, Aaqib and Waseem were substantial scorers in the chase making a 20 each.

Mehraj was the successful bowler for the SCA taking three wickets.

Suhail Andleeb was adjudged as Man of the match for his match winning spell and taking his side to the finals where Cemtac Stars will take on Baba XI on May 25.

 Asif Memorial Wullar Premier League- one of the leading tournaments in North Kashmir-is  is sponsored by Asif Memorial Health care, CRI pumps, TCI Max and Tarzoo Sports Forum.. General secretary JKCA  Iqbal Shah and former cricketer and a famous broadcaster, Humayun Qaiser will be part of group of dignitaries set to watch the summit clash.

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