Bhatkal Sports News
Bhatkal Feb 28 2018: Bhatkal Sports Academy (BSA) arrived at the KSCA Div IV tournament in style by beating opposition RVS Hubli team by a comprehensive marigin of 88 runs while making the debut in the Div IV tournaments.
Riding high on the batting performances of Asim Katpadi (52 off 66 balls) and Naseem Asarmatta (49 off 28 balls) while batting first BSA put on a total of 204/7 in their quota of 30 overs after the early collapse of the top order leaving the team at 44-3 in 6.5 overs. Asim Katpadi and Sarfaraz Khateeb (27 off 36 balls) stiched the innings with a 62 runs partnership before the latter was caught by Rohit Prashant off Santhosh Bani. Towards the end of the innings a quick cameo from Naseem Asarmatta and a valuable partenership of 46 runs in 36 ball helped BSA post a respectable total.
Replying to the target of 205 in 30 overs RVS Hubli was bundled out for 116 in 25.5 over with some brilliant bowling performance from Mohammed Sawwaf Qazi (2.5-0-13-4) and Mohammed Ismail Khan (6-0-31-4). Sawwaf ran through the middle order of the RVS by bagging 4 wickets in his 17 deliveries. The combination of pace and spin of Ismail and Sawwaf worked for the BSA as RVS could only add 16 run while losing their last 7 wickets, while they were cruising swiftly towards the target at 100-3 in 21.3 overs before they got themselves all out for 116 in 25.5 overs.
The only noted performance from RVS team came from the bat of Mohammed Irshad who scored 52 off 74 balls while opening the batting for the team. Only one other batsman Richardson (12) crossed the 2 digit mark with the bat. Earlier in the first innings Chinta Sunny, Mohammed Irshad and Santosh Bani picked up 2 wickets each after conceding 31, 28 and 55 runs respectively.
The BSA team will now play second round against Jindal Sports club on March 02 Friday afternoon. The team mentor Nasrullah Askeri and BSA Chairman Waseem KM congratulated the team on playing their first ever Div IV match and wiining it comprehensively and hoped from them to keep the momentum going in the later part of the tournament.
Find the Full Scorecard of the Match below
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