SRINAGAR: After having a rest day on Friday, State Cricket Academy T-20 Championship returned to action Saturday with as many as ten matches played across five districts of Kashmir.
In Central Kashmir Ganderbal district, Valley Hunks beat Vadiye Kashmir comprehensively by 73 runs. Batting first Hunks made a mammoth 213 for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. In reply Vadiye Kashmir managed only 140.
Owais walked away with man of the match award for his all round show taking four wickets and scoring 26 runs.
Mohammad Ariz took five wickets as Kamran Lions beat YS Chattapora by six wickets. Batting first Chattapora made 164 which was chased down by Kamran Lions easily losing just four wickets.
The district Shopian fixture saw Shama Cricket Club beat Paradise Cricket Club in a lopsided affair. Batting first Paradise were shot out for a nothing 106 and it took SCC just 12.3 to overhaul the target.
North Kashmir’s Baramulla fixture involved Downtown XI and Wullar XI which was won by the former by five runs.
Batting first, Downtown XI made 125 and followed up with a terrific bowling show to restrict Wullar XI to 120 to make it to another round.
Kupwara’s first fixture of the day involved Jamia Sports and Victoria Kupwara which was won by the latter thanks to Anwar Masoodi’s blistering 107. Anwar’s ton ensured Victoria Kupwara chased down the target 0f 181 set by Jamia Sports in just 17.3 overs. Anwar was declared man of the match.
The tournament-organised by J&K State Sports Council’s State Cricket Academy- has been a massive among the cricketers.