Nucaf Tellicherry win T20 title
UMM AL QUWAIN — Nucaf Tellicherry won the Fourth J&K Poonch Premier T20 League which concluded at UAQ Ground No 2 on Friday, a press release said.
The tournament, held under the supervision of the Emirates Cricket Board and played under the auspices of Ajman Cricket Council, is being organised Umm Al Quwain Cricket under the leadership of Mushtaq Ahmed Chowdhary.
IKAT Bros, electing to bat first on winning the toss, were bowled out for 134 in 19 overs.
Nucaf Tellicherry reached the easy victory target losing seven wickets with three balls to spare.
Usman T was the top scorer for IKAT Brothers with 35 runs made from 23 balls. Nigil B hit a 28-ball 34 while Salman scored 20 from 26 balls and hit one boundary. Nucaf Tellicherry’s tight bowling kept the IKAT Brothers batsmen at bay. The alert fielding by their opponents also prevented IKAT Brothers from reaching the boundary.
Jayraj T chipped in with 17 from 11 deliveries as IKAT Brothers just managed to set up a modest total of 134 for Nucaf Tellicherry.
Asif T was the most successful bowler for the winners claiming four wickets whilst conceding 25 runs in his allotted four overs. Shadab Khan bagged three wickets for 16 runs in his two overs.
Facing an easy target, Nucaf Tellicherry made heavy weather of their reply losing wickets cheaply.
However, Mashood hit an unbeaten 32 as the winners heaved a sigh of relief as they reached the target with three balls to spare.
Nashwan Nasir was at the crease with Mashood when the winning run was scored. Nashwan hit two fours for his unbeaten 16 made from 10 deliveries. Mashood hit three fours and one six. His intelligent play earned him the man-of-the-final award.
Krishna scored 25 from as many deliveries while Devendra hit a 14-ball 18 which included two fours. Shibith chipped in with 13 and hit one six as he faced 17 balls.
Anish was the most successful bowler for IKAT Brothers claiming two wickets for 19 runs. Nadir picked up one for 29, Riyaz took one for 29 and Shanil also took one for 30. Sajad Hussain and Sohail Shabbir were the umpires for the final.
Brief scoresFourth J&K Poonch T20 Final
- Nucaf Tellicherry beat IKAT Brothers by three wickets. IKAT Brothers 134 all out in 19 overs (Usman 35, Nigil 34, Salman 20, Jayraj 17; Asif 4-25, Shadab Khan 3-16) Nucaf Tellicherry 135 for 7 in 19.3 overs (Mashood CTK32*, Krishna 25, Devendra 18, Nashwan Nasir CTK 16*, Shibith 13; Anish 2-19, Nadir 1-29, Riyaz 1-29, Shanil 1-30).
- Man of the match: Mashood CTK of Nucaf Tellicherry
- Umpires: Sajad Hussain and Sohail Shabbir