Srinagar, Kulgam, Bandipora, Baramulla, Reasi, Ganderbal, Anantnag win matches
SRINAGAR- In the ongoing Inter-District UT Level YSS Cricket Cup, matches were played at all the four venues, i.e., Amar Singh College Ground, Eidgah Play Field, SP College Ground and Kashmir University Ground on Wednesday.
The first scheduled match for the day was played at Kashmir University ground. The match was won by the district team of Srinagar. Srinagar won the toss and elected to field. On the loss of 9 wickets, the district team of Kishtwar made 163 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
Rubnawaz scored 65 runs from 35 balls while Shahbaz Ahmad scored 34 runs from 34 balls. Replying strongly with an impressive batting order, Srinagar scored the target in just 16.2 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. For Srinagar, Showkat and Aqib scored 54 and 22 runs respectively.
At SP College Ground Baramulla while batting first scored a huge total of 196 for 6 wickets in the allotted overs. Nazir smashed splendid 46 while as Mushtaq added meaningful 36 runs to the scoreboard. Rajouri was bundled for 98 in 18 over of the second innings. Muzaffar and Saleem from Baramulla took 3 wickets each.
At Eidgah playfield the scheduled first match for the day was won by Bandipora by 8 wickets; Poonch could merely score 79 runs in 17 overs.
After winning the toss, the district team of Shopian elected to bat but could score just 96 and were bundled. Basit from Shopian though made a brilliant half century but could not save his team from the defeat as Anantnag’s Zahid took 5 wickets. Anantnag easily chased the target with 4 wickets in hand.
In another interesting match of the tournament played at Amar Singh College Ground, Ganderbal outshined Samba with the margin of 70 runs as team Samba collapsed on just 100 runs while chasing 170 runs. In one more match played at the same venue Kupwara scored 162 for 9 wickets while following a target of 174 from the opponent Reasi team. Reasi won the match by 11 runs. Third match scheduled at the venue was won by Kulgam.
Kulgam after winning the toss elected to bat first and scored 130 on the loss of 9 wickets in 16 overs. Ashiq Hussain from this team scored 38 runs and took 5 wickets in return Pulwama could only score 74 runs on the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. The 4th scheduled match on the venue being played between Udhampur and Shopian was in progress when this report was filed.
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