Caravans cricketers maintain winningways in2020Caravans T20Cup tourney

13Oct 2020
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Caravans cricketers maintain winningways in2020Caravans T20Cup tourney

​​​​​​​YOUNGSTER Ivan Ismail put solid displays with the bat as Caravans Cricket Club cruised to 11-run victory over Strikers A outfit in the 2020 Dar es Salaam Cricket (DC) Caravans T20 Cup tournament's duel, which took place at Leaders Club venue in the city on Sunday.

Caravans Club's Ivan Ismail (R) is presented with man of the match honour by Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) Chairman, Premji Pindoria, after the team's 2020 DC Caravans T20 Cup tournament's game against Strikers A team, played in Dar es Salaam last weekend. Caravans club won the clash. PHOTO; COURTESY OF CARAVANS CLUB

Caravans Club has in the process made it two wins out of two games to turn into a serious contender fo silverware in Group B of the event.

The squad had earlier recorded 36-run victory over Annadil Burhani in the first clash, which took place a day back.

Caravans Club went on to register 164 runs for six wickets in 20 overs after winning toss and electing to bat against Strikers A team.

Ismail's batting heroics were in view as the young batsman, slotted in as an opener, gave his squad a good start with his 60 runs which included three fours and five sixes.

Experienced top order batsmen, Hamisi Abdallah and Jitin Singh, boosted Caravans Club's quest for an imposing total, notching 31 runs and 29 runs respectively.

An early dismissal of one the side's prolific players, Kassim Nassor, had to some extent frustrated Caravans Club's efforts to set up a rather challenging target for Strikers A team.

Nassor was dismissed by Strikers A team's Suraj Pala with mere four runs to the former's name.

Strikers A side's Pala, veteran Virendra Kamania and Jatin Darji, took two wickets each to ascertain their squad's intention to prevent Caravans Club from ending their innings with a bigger total.

Strikers A squad faltered in the chase, ending their innings with 153 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs.

They had sucessfully dealt with an early dismissal of opener Riken Patel given fellow opener Darji showcaed his aggressiveness to notch 50 runs that consisted of three fours and three sixes.

Skipper, Kishen Kamania, batting at number three, gave the team hope with his 67 runs which consisted of six fours and three sixes.

Strikers A team's efforts to get down to successful chase were dealt a blow after experienced player, Ashish Kamania, had faced early exit.

Vikram Rathore and Pala forged an unbeaten partnership, with Rathore scoring nine runs not out, which nevertheless did little to change the course of the tie.

Virendra ended one run short of double digit figure, failing to make his presence felt during the chase in the process.

Nassoro ended with two wickets and saw to it Caravans Club successfully foils Strikers A team's chase.

Annadil Burhani notched their first win in the competition, recording seven-wicket victory over Dar Cricket Club (DCC) in the group's other clash, which took place earlier at the venue.

The DCC posted 102 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs after they had won toss and elected to bat, with Assad Aziz ending as the top run getter with 48 runs.

Annadil Burhani in response mounted a successful chase, dropping seven wickets in 13.1 overs.

Mufaddal Seifuddin's solid performance, which had the batsman notching 63 runs not out, was instrumental in the team's successful chase.

The competition, which is an annual feature, is hosted by Caravans Club in cooperation with regional cricket governing body, DC, in a bid to improve promotion of the sport at the domestic level.

Petrofuel Company, Color Flex Inks & Coatings, Grand Restaurant and Alliance Insurance Company are sponsors for the 2020 DC Caravans T20 Cup tournament.

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