Force India, Al Fardan win openers
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA FORCE India and Al Fardan Team posted first-round wins in the 23rd CDC Cricket Tournament at the West Bay Grounds.
Construction Development Co is sponsoring the league for the 23rd time under the aegis of the Qatar Veterans Cricket. Kris Vasudevan, Chief Financial Officer of Readymix Group, presented a memento to Sanjiv Jain, CDC’s Business Development Manager in the presence of KC Dalal, Financial Advisor of Al Fardan Group of Companies, and MI Farid, QVC League organiser.
Gulf lights, batting first, totalled 125 in 20 overs. Due to tight bowling by Force India, Gulf Lights could get only 49 for four on the board after 10 overs. But spirited knocks from Zaheer (35) and Kulvindar (22) took the Gulf Lights’ score to 125 in 20 overs Shaman and Sushita took 2 wickets each.
Damnika and Janaka gave a good start to Force India. In four overs, they raced to 31.
Zaheer and Amjad Rizwan put brakes on Force India, who looked to be struggling at 77 for seven in 12 overs. A late revival by Shihab (31) and Shaman (15) fetched it the victory in the 18th over.
Man of the match was Shihab for his fine knock.