SRINAGAR: Shezan Ahmad hit a crucial half century as ICS Whites beat ICS Yellows by two wickets in the finals to win Islamia College of Science and Commerce Inter-Group Cricket Tournament played at college ground on Wednesday.
After limiting Yellows to a gettable total, Whites scripted title triumph thanks to Shezan who held the chase together in tough situation to take his side over the line.
Yellows didnt hesitate to bat first after winning the toss and had a decent spell with the bat to post 188 in the stipulated 30 overs. Amaan Pandith was the highest scorer with a solid 42 and Basharat made 28 to take his side to respectability and more than something to bowl at.
For Whites, Danish and Irfan took a brace of wickets each.
Yellows had some tough moments chasing the target of 189 but Shezan ensured his side had the last laugh. He made 62 as his side scaled down the target in 27.5 overs losing eight wickets in the process. Raqib and Athar were amongst wickets for Yellows taking two each.
Shezan was adjudged the man of the match and the player of the tournament for his consistent performance with the bat throughout the tournament.
Prof. G.M. Tibetbkal the principal of the college gave away the trophies to the winners and the runners up teams. In his address he impressed upon the students to participate in the games and sports voluntarily to improve health and give vent to their energies through participation. He impressed upon students to take full advantage of the rich sports infrastructure of the college by playing the games of their choice. He congratulated the department of Physical Education of the college for successfully organizing the Inter group tournaments in different games in the college this year as well despite all odds
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