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Men’s District Cricket Championship reaches halfway

Sherub Dorji, Thimphu
Dec 25, 2017

The Men’s District Cricket Championship, played in Gelegphu, is at its half way stage and the six teams are battling it out for a spot in the finals. In yesterday’s matches, Thimphu lost to Sarpang and Paro defeated Wangdue. 

Played at the Gelegphu Sports Association ground, Paro put on a dominating performance to defeat Wangdue. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Wangdue managed only 164 runs before they were bowled out. Paro’s Bikash Himang, the pick of the bowlers taking four wickets.

Fighting for a spot in the finals, Paro chased down the target in the 25th over to notch up their first win in three matches. Paro’s Kishan Ghalley made a blistering 86 to aid his team to victory. The other match at the Gelephu High School ground between Sarpang and Thimphu opened the tournament up. Batting first, Sarpang put on a formidable total of 270 runs before being bowled out.

A successful chase in this match would have placed Thimphu in pole position to reach the final. However, Thimphu’s batsmen faltered under pressure and conceded a 73 runs defeat. With two wins and a loss each, Thimphu and Sarpang will go all out to win their remaining two matches.

Today, Chhukha takes on Punakha, and Thimphu faces Paro. The final is scheduled for 29 December. 

 

 

 

 

 

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