Kuwait defeats Bhutan by 8 wkts in WCL


Kuwait eased to their third resounding victory of the ICC World Cricket League Division 8  tournament, crushing Bhutan by eight wickets in a match that lasted all of 20.4 overs.

Kuwait’s opening bowlers, right-handed Saad Khalid and left-armer Mohammad Murad, combined to skittle Bhutan for just 31 as no batsman made it to double figures and extras, with 10, provided the bulk of the scoring, reported the cricinfo.com Wednesday.

Kuwait lost both openers in their chase, but the score had already reached 20 by the time they departed, and Abid Chaudry and Mohammad Akhudzada had little trouble knocking off the remaining runs in time for an early lunch.

The Bhutanese team/Picture: bhutancricket.org

Murad and Khalid had dished out the same treatment to Suriname in their opening match of the tournament, and are now sitting comfortably at the top of the wicket-takers’ tables with 22 victims between them.

Their pace proved simply too much for Bhutan’s inexperienced batsmen as eight dismissals were either bowled or lbw.