In a thrilling match at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium, the Qatar Team faced off against Bahrain in the Men's Gulf T20 Championship '23. Qatar, after being asked to bat first, posted a competitive total of 138/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Although they had a shaky start, the middle-order batsman, Mohammad Tanveer, played a pivotal role, scoring an unbeaten 40 runs from 31 deliveries. All-rounder Himanshu, coming in at number seven, contributed with a valuable 23 runs, enabling Qatar to reach a defendable total.
Defending their total of 138, Qatar's bowlers executed brilliantly, restricting Bahrain to 104/7 and securing a victory by 19 runs via the DLS Method. The bowling unit performed admirably, with standout performances from Himanshu Rathod and Mohammad Jabir, both claiming 2 wickets each. Mohammad Jabir took 2/26 in his 4-over spell, while Himanshu Rathod secured 2/27 in his quota of 4 overs, showcasing a remarkable all-round display.
Himanshu's outstanding contributions, including his 23 runs with the bat at number seven and 2/27 with the ball, earned him the well-deserved title of "Man of the Match.