Bhatkal Sports News
Hubli March 02 2018: Bhatkal Sports Academy team playing its first KSCA Div IV tournament registered second straight win in the tournament by beating Jindal Sports Club by 57 runs on Friday at KSCA Hubli Cricket Ground.
Once again after winning the toss BSA Captain Naseem opted to bat first and posted a team total of 181-9 in 30 overs after another middle order collapse, and later successfully defended the total by bowling Jindal Sports Club out on 124 in 25.1 overs.
Batting first Opener Zia Quazi fell early in the innings after scoring 10 runs in 12 deliveries while another opener Aouf scored a handy 33 runs off 24 deliveries, he was dismissed leaving the team score at 48-2 in 6.5 overs. A middle order collapse soon left the team reeling at 125-8 in 22.5 overs.
Skipper Naseem Asarmatta, the hero of the last match once again came to the rescue of the team and played a quick cameo of 44 runs off 36 balls to help the team post a defendable total of 181 runs in their 30 overs.
Ramanand Shanbal led the bowling attack from the front for Jindal Sports club while returning with figures of (6-0-15-3) while Nisar Ahmed and Toufiq Ahmed bagged 2 wickets each.
In the second innings Abdul Basit Muallimi and Ismail Khan provided BSA with early breakthroughs which laid the foundation of victory for the team. Waseem Beary and Naseem Asarmatta also returned with good figures while going throught the batting chart of opposition in 25.1 overs. Ismail bagged 3 wickets while Waseem, Abdul Basit and Naseem bagged 2 wickets each.
With the win, BSA has entered Quater Finals of its first KSCA Div IV tournament and will now hope to win more matches and eventually win the tournament to secure promotion into the DIV III tournament.
Earlier BSA won its first match against RVS Hubli team by beating them by 88 runs. Read first match report by clicking here.
BSA will play its next match on Sunday afternoon against BDK Sports Club Hubli.
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