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Khalid stars with bat as Hashmee Reds defeat Watrina Club.

Waheed Bhat

Bandipora: In the ongoing 2nd open Kashmir cricket Tournament a match was played between Hashmee Cricket Club Reds and Watrina Cricket Club on Thursday.

Riding on Khalid’s 31-ball 58, Hashmee Cricket Club Reds register a 27 runs win over Watrina club in the 3rd round match played here today at SK stadium Bandipora.

Hashmee piled-in 158 runs in their 18 overs with Khalid’s brilliant knock of 42 runs stand for the 3rd Wicket with Aamir (28) after Suhail fell cheaply, Rehan Farooq played a sensible knock of 32.

In reply Watrina club were restricted to 131 runs for 4 wickets with opener Hilal top scoring with a 32 ball 49 while Aijaz made 48.Off spinner Malik Aarif and Left Arm orthodox spinner Rayees Ahmad were pick of the bowlers claiming 2 wickets each. Khalid was adjourned Man of The Match for scoring quick fifty runs.

In the second match played between Friends Eleven Baramulla and Kupwara Knights in which Friends Baramulla beat kupwara by 41 runs.

Batting first, Friends Baramulla settled a huge score of 171 for the loss of four wickets on board courtesy Irfaq Ahmad’s 47-ball 75 runs and Majeebs 17 ball 25 runs. Saleem and Manzoor claimed one wicket each for kupwara knights.

In reply Kupwara knights could not achieve the target and lost match by 41 runs. Junaid and Zakir were the highest scorrers for them who made 23 and 22 runs. Gulzar Ahmad and Ashraf claimed 2 wickets each. Irfaq Ahmad for his brilliant seventy five was adjourned man of the match. On the occasion Chief guest’s were Malik Abdul Haq, Javid Ali Akhoon, Mushtaq Ahmad and Feroz Ahmad who presented Man of the match Trophy and Cash Awards. The Tournament is being organised by Hashmee Cricket Club.