Cricket: Youth XI defeated Tashas United by 151 runs and was crowned the champions of K4 Cup 2015.

Sonam Dargay  gave Youth XI a resilient comeback in the middle overs to set a target of 264 runs for Tashas United to chase.

Until then, Tashas United were taking wickets at regular intervals.

Youth XI pitched Sonam Dargay as the ninth man to bat and he made 54 runs (not out) and took four wickets. The otherwise seam bowler gave the Youth XI much needed momentum; repeatedly demonstrating his mates how to bat under pressure.

In the second innings, Sonam Dargay’s form with the bat continued with the ball. He took down four of the top five batsmen of Tashas United in a span of 12 overs.

Tashas United lost all their hopes when Ugyen Tenzin and Damber’s partnership ended with just 30 runs.

Kinley scored a strong half-century but this did not help Tashas United to stay even close to the score line.

Youth XI players who had earlier lost to Tashas United looked in disbelief when they finally won the match.

Youth XI took away a cash price of Nu 100,000 and Tashas United received Nu 50,000. Both teams were awarded trophy and medals.

Paro United’s Ugyen Tshering was declared the emerging player of the tournament. Tashas’ Damber S. Gurung was given the best batsman of the tournament while Sonam Dargay took away the best bowler award. Captain of Tashas United Tenzin Wangchuk was adjudged the player of the tournament.

The tournament was sponsored by Bhutan Olympic Committee and supported by Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited. It was conducted in association with the Asian Cricket Council and International Cricket Council.

 Contributed by  Sherub Dorji