Sound Image Lucknow took the crown of Gautam Buddha International Tournament 2071 defeating Nepal Army by 14 runs in the final today. The Gautam Buddha International Tournament 2071 started a week ago in the home soil of Lord Buddha in order to promote tourism and cricket in Kapilvastu.
Lucknow won the toss in the final and put themselves to bat first.Opener Anurag Sharm’s 43 off 42 balls helped them post 121 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Nischal Pandey got 3 wickets for Army whereas Rupesh Shrivastav grabbed two wickets.
The team from the Indian neighbourhood then restricted Army for just 107 runs in 20 overs to take the title away. Army lost just seven wickets in the process but couldn’t get the required runs. Rahul BK top scored for Army with 31 runs from 27 balls.
Adil Bakar of Lucknow was adjudged best batsman of the tournament with 58 runs from 3 games. Mohammad Ahiraj from the same team grabbed the best bowler award for his 8 wickets. Both the players received Rs 10000 each while the winning team got a healthy sum of Rs 160000.