JKP XI, KCC reach semis of Baisakhi T20
Jammu, Apr 14: Winning their respective quarterfinals, played today, Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) XI and Kashmir Cricket Club (KCC) sealed berths in the semifinals of ongoing Baisakhi Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament at MA Stadium, here.
In the first quarterfinal of the day, KCC defeated JK Media XI by 32 runs. Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, Kashmir Cricket Club set a target of 116 runs for the loss of five wickets. Shahbaz Ahmed (24), Muddasir (21), Zeeshan Ahmed (20), Satish (18) and Aman (15) were the main contributors. Manjeet Singh, Vivek Singh and Sahil Bhalwal claimed one wicket each from JK Media XI.
In reply, Media XI bundled out for a small total of 83 runs in 16.4 overs thus lost the match by 32 runs. Sumit (17), Pardeep Bali (14) were only batsmen to cross double figure mark. Left-arm spinner, Kuldip was the most successful bowler with four 23 runs in his four overs, Rohit Sharma and Muddasir shared two wickets each. Muddasir was adjudged man of the match for his all-round performance.
Meanwhile, in another quarterfinal, the JKP XI thrashed J&K Bank XI by nine wickets in a one-sided contest.
Chasing a low total of 83 runs, JKP XI sailed on a superb half-century by skipper Rajesh Gill to surpass the target in just 9.5 overs losing just one wicket. Gill scored 50 runs off 36 balls including nine boundaries, while Akshay Khajuria contributed valuable 20 runs.
In the meantime, Aircel XI won a preliminary round match beating Bharti Infratel XI by 65 runs. Batting first, Aircel XI scored 135 runs, which, in reply, Infratel XI could ot chase and the whole side bowled out for 70 runs in 12.5 overs.
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