New Delhi: Indian Air Force cricket team defeated United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association during the Bilateral Sports Exchange held at at Sports Complex, Air Force Station Palam here on Wednesday.
Indian Air Force won the toss and decided to field first putting UK Armed Forces Cricket Association team to bat scoring 122 runs after losing 7 wickets. BDR Graham Mark Wiseman scored 70 runs for the visitors. Sgt Roshan Raj took 2 wickets for 15 runs in four overs. Sgt Raj Bahadur Pal, LAC Arjun Sharma, Cpl Abhishek Tiwari and Sgt Navneet Singh took one wicket each for the IAF.
In reply, IAF team reached the target in 19.1 overs scoring 126/3. JWO Rajat Paliwal, of the IAF scored 50 runs in 45 balls and Sgt Navneet scored 41 runs. For the guest, Sgt Keiran Pierce and Sgt Ashley Watson took one wicket each. BDR Graham Mark Wiseman was declared as 'Man of the Match".
During the opening address Air Marshal Menon emphasised that the Sports Exchange will strengthen the close bonds of friendship and cooperation between the Indian Air Force and the United Kingdom Armed Forces.Chef De Mission, Air Commodore Peter James Murray Squires from UKAFCA expressed his excitement to play a series of Cricket with the IAF Cricket team. (UNI)