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Samad hits quick-fire 54 and Mujtaba Yousuf took 3 wickets as J&K Thrash Strong UP by 8 wickets

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Samad hits quick-fire 54 and Mujtaba Yousuf took 3 wickets as J&K Thrash Strong UP by 8 wickets

Mansoor Parey

J&K’s Ab Samad hammered four sixes in his unbeaten 54-run knock and was assisted by experienced Shubham Khujaria who scored an unbeaten 34 off 25 balls against Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Samad hit 4 maximum in his unbeaten knock. The two batsmen stitched together an 89-run stand for the third wicket and lead their team to victory against Strong Uttar Pradesh in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at Alur cricket stadium Bangalore on Thursday.

Earlier, the 3rd time in a row J&K Skipper Pervaiz Rasool won the toss and elected to field first. Batting first Uttar Pradesh team was restricted on 124 for five in the allotted 20 overs and seemed to be in trouble at 6/2, having lost opener K Sharma and International Cricketer Suresh Raina 0. For J&K Left-arm pacer Mujtaba Yousuf bowled a Descent bowling spell in which he conceded only 14 runs and took 3 wickets including Suresh Raina for Zero, Ab Samad and Aabid Mushtaq took 1 wicket each.

In this Match, Ab Samad was promoted in the batting order and made it count by a blistering Knock of 54. On the Social media platforms, his batting position made a debate from the last few days. On 16th January J&K will lock horns against Punjab on the Same Ground.

Brief Scores:

UP 124/5 (Priyam Garg 35; Mujtaba Yousf 3/14.

J&K 126/2 Ab Samad 54 Not Out S Khujaria 34 Not Out

Mohsin Khan 2/17 J&K Won by 8 wickets.

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