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JKP wins 5th Pawan Memorial T-20 Cricket trophy
JAMMU, July 13: Jammu and Kashmir Police today clinched the 5th Pawan Memorial Twenty20 Cricket Tournament trophy defeating Singh Challengers Akhnoor by 32 runs in the final played at Government Higher Secondary School ground, here today. It was organised by Singh Cricket Club Akhnoor.

Earlier, batting first, after winning the toss, J&K Police set a target of 165 runs for the loss of six wickets, which, in reply, Singh Challengers could not chase when all their wickets fell for 132 runs in 18.3 overs.

Naresh and Pankaj played fine innings and remained highest scorers. While Pankaj made 30-ball 40 runs, including five fours and a six, Naresh contributed 28-ball-45 runs with the help of six fours and a six.

Ashwani Kotwal and Sheetal added valuable 22 and 10 runs respectively. From Singh Challengers, Pankaj Kumar and Jimmy Mani took two wickets each while Vikram Singh bagged one.

Later, Singh Challengers could not face the tactful bowling from J&K Police and bundled out for 132 runs without playing full overs. Pankaj Sharma played brilliant innings but could not lead his side to victory. He made 42 runs off 20 deliveries hitting five boundaries and three sixes.

Vinod Kumar (20 off nine balls, 1x4, 2x6) and Abhitash Sharma (20) as also Sahil Mishra (14) were other main contributors to the score. Anshuman, Naresh and Rajesh Gill shared two wickets each from Police, followed by RK Bhat, Majid and Ashwani, who took apiece each.

For his superb innings of 45 runs and two wickets, Naresh was obvious choice for the man of the match title. The man of the series trophy went to Ashwani Kotwal.

Final was officiated by Sadiq Hussain and Vikas Bali as umpires while Aman Singh was socrer.

The winner team was presented with a cash prize of Rs 10,000, trophy and individual prizes by chief guest, district president (Rural) PDP, Thakur Suram Singh. The runners-up team of Singh Challengers given away Rs 5,000 cash award and other individual prizes.

Former Chairman Municipal Committee Akhnoor, DN Abrol was guest of honour while district vice-president PDP, Rashpal Singh Langeh was guest of honour.

News Updated at : Saturday, July 13, 2013
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