Rayyan Pathan: 2022 Smart Investments Property CFC Big Money Winner!

Canadian National top-order batsman Rayyan Pathan cashed in on the individual money awards as the 2022 Smart Investments Canadian Friendship Cup came to its January 24 conclusion at King City’s Maple Leaf Cricket Club. Pathan was adjudged as the Canadian Friendship Cup Inaugural Season’s Player Of The Tournament and was presented with its $350 prize money award at the conclusion of the Final. He also received cash awards for being the Best Batsman of the Tournament ($200) and as well for the Best Batsman of The Playoffs 9$175).
Representing the tournament’s losing finalists, the Jaffna-Galle Centurions, Pathan ended the tournament with an outstanding aggregate of 289 runs from 9 innings batted with two not outs for an average of 41.29. He struck 17 sixes and 25 fours while batting at an impressive strike rate of 136.97. His highest score during the tournament was 72.
Pathan’s batting statistics were marginally better than those of his nearest rival on the tournament’s final batting standings, his Canadian team captain Navneet Dhaliwal. Playing for the winning finalist and eventual tournament champions, the Delhi Kathmandu Royals, Dhaliwal scored 274 runs from his nine innings batted at an average of 45,67. He struck 8 sixes and 23 fours while batting at a strike rate of 131.10. His highest score during the tournament was 67.
Despite Pathan’s overall batting heroics Centurions fell short of winning the tournament’s coveted champions trophy and associated $20,000 prize money, settling instead for the losing finalist’s $10,000 runner-ups prize. Centurions were second-best to the tournament winners Royals, losing by 2 wickets with two balls left to spare. Final Scores: Jaffna-Galle Centurions 198/6-20 overs (Harsh Thaker 51, Naresh Budhayer 47, ; Delhi-Kathmandu Royals 220/8-19.4 overs (Navneet Dhaliwal 55, Jaskarandeep Buttar 40).

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