Monday, November 27, 2006

First Two Day Match completed with huge success

For the first time in the History of Bhutan Cricket, Two Day match was played in the Capital city of Bhutan Thimphu on 25th and 26th November 2006 between the Winner of Zimdra Vanaspati Cup 2006, Friend United and second postition Youth11.The match was one sided as Friend united after winning the toss elected to bat first dominated the first day with brilliant batting performance from D.S.Gurung with 77 not out, Tshering Dorji and Ugyen Dorji Contribute with 30 and 24 respectively, Friend's United were bowled out for 242 in 62 overs.

Babu of Youth11 claimed hat trick in the 55th overs to create record in the books as the first bowler to take hat trick in the Bhutan Cricket Tournament, Youth11 batsmen couldn't find the rhythm of scoring runs when on the close of 1st day play, they were three wicket down for 50 runs on the board, on the start of second day play, friend united struck in the first over to dismiss yet another Youth11 Batsmen, there were brilliant catch to back up the bowler as D.S Gurng rattled the tail ender with five wicket hauls to credit with 77 runs , he was on hat trick on the 4th ball of his over when Nima Sherpa block with solid defence to deny him but he bowled him out next ball. Youth11 couldn't resist much as they were dismiss for 97 runs. Youth11 were enforced follow by the Friend United captain when they were trail by 146 runs, their second innings didn't start well off when their opening batsmen couldn't face the fast bowler Thinley Jamtsho who fired up with fast delivery, youth11 crumble to yet another batting debacle in the second innings thanks to the brillinat slip catch from Tobgay Wangchuk and Kencho, youth11 were all out for 99 runs before the scheduled tea intervals. Friend united won by a inning and 46 runs, D.S.Gurung was adjudge the man of the match for his 77 runs and 6 wicket in the match.Youth11 Skipper subash said that "this was a learning experience for us as the game was different with one day, our batsmen need to be more relax while batting and should try and stay in the center as long as possible", Jigme N Norbu the Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Cricket complimented both teams for showing a great match, "it was an fantastic two day match which boost the emerging of young talent in Thinley Jamtsho and Dilip Kuamr as future cricketer of Bhutan Cricket". At the end it was a good experience for the both teams as it showed different scene and playing condition which can suits later on when such matches are organized by the Bhutan Cricket in years to come.

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