Finally, seven weeks of action packed YPL-2012 has come to an end on 6th April with finals and closing ceremony.
Final match between Team Challengers from Hodeidah and Pakistan Cricket Club from Sana’a started at 2.30 pm. Team Challengers won the toss elected to bat first. Team Challengers scored 100 runs from 20 overs with the loss of 8 wickets. Liju scored 47 quickfire runs. Ameen Butt bowled brilliantly and captured 4 wickets. Pakistan Cricket Club who batted second were losing wickets at regular interval and lost all their wickets for 53 runs in 14.4 overs. Sudhir Shetty bagged 4 wickets with his superb bowling.
Team Challengers won the YPL trophy for the second time by beating Pakistan Cricket Club by 47 runs.
Earlier in the day, Team Challengers who never lost any of their league matches faced 4th placed Hodeidah Hunters in the first semi final. Team challengers won the toss and elected to field first. Hodeidah Hunters after suffering initial wicket loses stabilized the innings and scored 69 for 7 in 15 overs. Chasing 69 to win, Team Challengers scored 70 runs in 12.5 overs with lose of 4 wickets and qualified to the final.
On the other hand, in the second semi final Pakistan Cricket Club qualified to the final in the abandoned match with Dove Cricket Club.
Man of the match (final) = Liju from Team Challengers
Best bowler of the tournament = Ameen Butt from Pakistan Cricket Club and
Asela Tharanga from Team Challengers
Best batsman of the tournament = Melroy Perera from Team Challengers
Player of the tournament = Melroy Perera from Team Challengers
- Highest individual score in a match; scored by Azam Khan of Pakistan Cricket Club (85 runs against Dove Cricket Club)
- Hodeidah Hunters are the only team who never get all out in any of their matches.
- Sumesh of Max Cricket Club took a Hatrick wickets.
- In the history of YPL, for the first time, a match between Hodeidah Hunters and Team Challengers on 23rd March ended in Tie.
- Team Challengers are the only team who won a match without losing a single wicket.
- Highest team score registered by a team in a match is by "Dove Cricket Club" (135 runs against Hodeidah Hunters) interestingly lowest score also registered by the same team (30 all out against Pakistan Cricket Club)
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