Ziqitza Odisha Cricket League: Coastal Thunder crowned champs- 26012020

Bhubaneswar- Coastal Thunder emerged champions in the Ziqitza Odisha Cricket League 2020, defeating South Western Star by nine wickets in the final here at Saheed Sporting Ground on 24th January 2020.

Opting to bat in the final, South Western Star compiled 86 for nine in the stipulated 10 overs. In reply, Coastal Thunders overhauled the target in eight overs, losing one wicket in the process.

The day-long tournament was organised by 108 and 102 operating agency, Ziqitza Health Care Limited with the aim to foster friendship, unity and sporting spirit among the crew members of 108 ambulance service.

Altogether five teams _ Costal Thunder, Maintenance XI, South Western Star, Regional Warriors, North Qalandar participated in the event.

Mr Sabyasachi Biswal, State Head (Odisha), Ziqitza  Health Care Ltd. and Deepak Srivastava, HR Head – Odisha,  inaugurated tournament and handed over the trophy and prizes at the presentation ceremony.

Earlier in the semifinals, South Western Star beat Regional Warriors by 60 runs, while Coastal Thunders got the better of Maintenance XI by two wickets. South Western Star reached semifinals, defeating North Qalandar by 11 runs.

Deepak Ranjan Mishra of Costal Thunder hit an unbeaten 35 to be adjudged the man of the final match. The prize for man of the tournament was bagged by South Western Star batsman Rajesh Sahoo who played a superb knock in 72 in the semifinals.

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