Saturday, January 22, 2022

BCA 50 Tournament Tightly Contested

The Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) 50 Over Tournament is providing to as competitive and entertaining as ever as recent matches over played in Selebi-Phikwe, Francistown, Lobatse and Gaborone show. It also saw some extremely high scoring games with some phenomenal individual performances coming to the fore, especially with the bat.

North Regional Game – Tlou Vs Kubu (played in Francistown)

Kubu won the toss and elected to BAT first and scored 321 for the loss of 8 wickets in their 50 Overs; (Aamir Sayed 96 runs & Irfan 55 runs. Shweth Bhargava, Arnav Ram & Sagar Gabdhi took 2 wickets apiece). Chasing the big target set by Kubu. Tlou were skittled for 155 all out in 36.1 Overs; (Ajay Bhargava 29 runs & Shweth Bhargava 19 runs. Aamir Sayed 3 wickets & Ishtiyak 2 wickets). Kubu won by 166 runs. Man of the Match for his all round performance was Aamir Sayed.

North Regional Game – Thutlwa Vs Nare (played in Selebi-Phikwe)

Thutlwa won the toss and elected to Field first. Nare scored 259 all out in 49.3 Overs; (Hemal Gandhi 82 runs. Faruk & Jay took 3 wickets apiece) In their chase, Thutlwa surpassed their target putting on 263 for the loss of 6 wickets in 45.2 Overs; (Sadik 57 runs not out & Zakir 46 runs not out. Uday Patel 3 wickets)Thutlwa won by 4 wickets. Man of the Match was Sadik.

South Regional Game – Nkwe Vs Mokwepa (played in Lobatse)

Nkwe won the toss and elected to Bat first and amassed a mammoth 463 for the loss of 2 wickets in their 50 Overs; (Mohamed Rahat 203 runs not out & Shahzaib Khan 169 runs. Imran Pathan & Arif Malek took 1 wicket apiece).In response to this nearly unachievable total, Mokwepa put up a fight before being rolled out for 276 in 47 Overs; (Arif Malek 70 runs & Javed Malek 51 runs. Shazaib Khan 4 wickets) Nkwe won by 187 runs. Man of the Match for his unbeaten double century was Mohamed Rahat.

South Regional Game – Tau Vs Tshukudu (played in Gaborone)

Tau won the toss and elected to BAT first and posted a meagre 197 all out in their 44.4 Overs; (Ali Malek Gohar 54 runs & Imran Khan 51 runs. Nabil Master 2 wickets & Karabo Modise 2 wickets) Tshukudu had a possible victory in their sight but finally succumbed to a total of 179 all out in 30.4 Overs; (Manu Michael 57 runs & Innocent Chando 34 runs. Imran Khan 4 wickets) Tau won by 18 runs. Man of the Match for his all round performance was Imran Khan.

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