SRINAGAR ICS Whites thumped ICS Reds by seven wickets in the summit clash to win Islamia College of Science and Commerce Inter-Group Cricket tournament played at college ground on Monday.
In what turned out to be a lopsided affair in the end, Whites exhibited all-round performance to take home the trophy.
After deciding to bat first, Reds posted a decent score of 178 for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 25 overs. Imtiyaz Ahmad and Gowhar Ahmad were substantial scorers for the Reds, making 36 and 31 respectively to give Reds score respectability. Bilal Ahmad and Mohsin Ahmad took a brace of wickets each for the Whites.
On a slow surface, a target of 179 looked a decent one but Whites were up for it, batting sensibly to get over the line. Whites reached the target in 21.4 overs losing just three wickets. Zaid Ahmad was the mainstay of the successful chasing, making an undefeated 61. Kamran gave him a solid company on his way to crucial 49 not out. Upfront Mehraj set the chase up with his quickfire 44. Mehfuz Khan, Imtiyaz Ahmad and Junaid took a wicket each for Reds.
For his match winning knock, Zaid was adjudged man of the match. The final was watched by a decent crowd.
The buildup to the summit clash saw Prof. Shamim Ahmad Shamim, convener college sports committee, having an introductory session with players from both sides.
The incharge Principal of the college Prof. Aijaz Bhat gave away the trophies to both the teams. Staff and the students appreciated the fact the way the whole tournament and particularly the final was organised by the Department of Physical Education of the college.
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