DOHA: Galfar Al Misnad Club were the deserving champions as they crushed the challenge of Khyber Club by 72 runs to capture the Qatar Airways Cricket Tournament Division B crown.
At the West Bay Complex, Galfar Al Misnad managed to post a fighting 238 all out in 38.1 overs on the board, despite regular blows by the rival bowlers.
Saman Fonseka was the best contributor with 36. Kishore (30), Reji (26) and Nuwan (21) tried to push the score as much as possible.
Swab was the wrecker-in-chief with four scalps. Faheem picked two, while Fahad Khan and Naveed claimed one wicket apiece.
Fahad Khan made a match-high 47 during the chase.
Tariq Afridi (30) and Faheem (27) sought to prolong the pursuit.
However, Fonseka pulled off two stumpings, Marso and Narayanan shared four wickets to cut short the Khyber Club’s innings. Nuwan and Manoj dismissed a player each.
Saman Fonseka was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match.
QCA General Secretary, Manzoor Ahmad, was the chief guest and other QCA officials also attended the prize distribution.
Ahmad praised the efforts by both the teams and expressed hopes the participating would prepare better next season in a bid to take the standard higher.
Galfar Al Misnad CC beat Khyber CC by 72 runs
Galfar Al Misnad CC 238 all out in 38.1 overs
Khyber CC 166 all out in 30 overs Man of the Final: Saman Fonseka of Galfar Al Misnad CC (36 runs + 2 stumpings)