Doha: Hosts M Pallonji defeated Wellon CC by eight wickets in the inaugural match of M Pallonji day/night cricket tournament at West Bay Cricket Complex.
Put in to bat, Wellon scored 107 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 15 overs. Sanjaya top scored with 33 runs which included three sixes.
In reply, Rajesh blasted 29 runs in seven balls with three sixes and two fours and Rauf made 26 in seven balls with four sixes as Pallonji reached the target in 8.3 overs.
Rauf adjudged the man of the match.
In the other matches, Serandib B edged Mitramandal by one wicket,
Mumbai XII defeated Al Fardan by nine wickets, CCRC thrashed McDonald by 67 runs, ACC defeated Alliance by 56 runs, Al Zaman Exchange outplayed MIC by 61 runs, Hanan defeated Al Jazeera Media Network by one run, and QVC defeated Ceylon Warriors by seven wickets.
Earlier, M Pallonji General Manager Chidananda Naik inaugurated the tournament.