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Islamia College win 13th Yousuf Memorial cricket tourney

LocalIslamia College win 13th Yousuf Memorial cricket tourney

Srinagar: The final of 13th Edition of Inter College Yousuf Memorial Cricket Tournament was played today 26-11-2022 at Islamia College Cricket ground after a gap of two years due to COVID pandemic.

The final went down to the wire and proved to be a real cliffhanger in which host Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar defeated Govt. Degree College Boys, Anantnag by two runs.

Put into bat Islamia College, Srinagar never got going and struggled in the first 10 overs largely due to wet pitch conditions. The middle order played waiting game and left it to the slog hitters in the last three overs to get to the total of 138 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. Kafeel top scored with 61 of 55 balls and Wamiq hit a quick fire 22 of 11 balls
Govt. Degree College Boys, Anantnag openers looked solid and played some fluent strokes to put the hosts in pressure. Opening bowlers of the hosts could not make any impression. The left armer orthodox spinner Junaid got a hammering too. It was left to the Captain Muneeb Munaf who gave two vital break throws. The game fluctuated with Govt. Degree College Boys, Anantnag finally needing 28 runs in the last three overs with five wickets in hand. For them Adnan top scored with 44.
The final over by Junaid saw real drama when few dot balls put the Govt. Degree College Boys, Anantnag batsman in lot of pressure. Needing three runs on the last ball the batsman missed and got out. Thus Islamia College, Srinagar won the final by narrow margin of two runs. There were huge celebrations with the crowd marching on the pitch lifting the winners on their shoulders.
In the presentation area the Principal Prof.(Dr.)Sheikh Ajaz Bashir hosted Principal, Govt. Degree College Boys, Anantnag Prof.(Dr.)Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat. The other dignitaries included the Controller Examinations Dr.Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Staff Secretary Prof. Abdul Majid and Deans of various faculties of the College. The winners trophy was presented by Principal Prof.(Dr.)Sheikh Ajaz Bashir and runner u

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