Baramulla, July 16: Shabir Shahnawaz Naidkhai and Sofi Brothers Srinagar Friday secured wins in the ongoing 17th SNW Memorial Cricket Trophy at SNW Ground, Pattan.
In the first match of the day, Naidkhai, after winning the coin toss, opted to bat first against Hayat Cricket Club. The pitch has been a moderate one, and Nadikhai made sure to start the innings on a positive note.
Sameer was the batter-in-charge for them as he slammed 76 runs to lead them to a par total of 154 runs. For the bowling side, Imtiyaz finished with a couple of wickets.
In response, Hayat Cricket Club did find some spark, however, they couldn’t finish on the winning side. They made 141 runs, thanks to a 24-run cameo by Rayees. On the other side, Suhail scalped as many as 4 wickets, ensuring Naidkhai runs away with a 14-run win.
Meanwhile, in the second game, KCC Kuner was restricted to a below-par total of 111 runs, courtesy of some tremendous bowling by the Sofi Brothers. Mudasir, however, stood out, scoring a half-century. For Srinagar, Sharif Shafat picked a three-wicket-haul.
Sofi Brothers didn’t find any sort of trouble in chasing down this paltry total. Bilal’s 62 runs and a 33-run cameo by Usaid Firdous steered them to a huge win with 9 wickets in hand.
Sharif Shafat was handed the man of the trophy for his splendid display of bowling.