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Qatar beat Jersey in first Twenty20

Asian Town, Qatar: Qatar beat Jersey by 20 runs in the first of the three Twenty20 International matches series on Wednesday night. 

In the match played at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium, opener Faisal Javed Khan was the star for Qatar, blasting 61 off just 31 balls, as the hosts made 179 for four after put in to bat.

In reply Jersey lost wickets regularly and only managed 159 for six.

Qatar Cricket Association President Yousuf Jeham Al Kuwari presented the man of the match award to Javed Khan for his fine knock. 

Brief scores:

Qatar: 179 for four (Kamran Khan 32 in 21 balls, Faisal Javed Khan 61 in 31 balls, Mohamed Rizlan 29 not out in 27 balls, Zaheeruddeen Ibrahim 27 not out in 20 balls, Ben Stevens 2/17)

Jersey: 159 for six (Nick Ferraby 24 in 27 balls, Ben Stevens 26 in 23 balls, Nick Greenwood 42 in 25 balls, Nouman Sarwar 2/29, Gayan Munaweera 2/31)

Man of the match: Faisal Javed Khan (Qatar).

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