Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 20: Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Club (SKCC) defeated Police Line XI by 1 wicket in a nail-biting friendly T-20 match played at Phallian Mandal Cricket Ground, here today.
Batting first after winning the toss, Police Line XI made 126 runs in stipulated overs. Jatinder made 40 runs and Naveen scored 39 runs for Police Line XI. For SKCC, Sachin took 3 wickets in 2 overs by conceding 10 runs to remain the wrecker of chief, whereas Bawa, Jimmy and Rohan clinched 2 wickets each.
Chasing the target, SKCC batsmen suffered early blows as the opponent bowlers ran riot with the ball as they rendered SKCC crumbling at 4/14 in five overs. Vardhan (36 runs off 21 balls) and Sachin (34 runs off 33 balls) knitted a 71 runs partnership to recover SKCC from early blows and late firework by Jimmy 16 off 5 balls ensured a one wicket win for the SKCC in the final over of their innings.
For Police Line XI, Vibhu took 3 wickets and Sushant bagged 2 wickets. Sachin from SKCC was declared Player of the Match for an impressive performance with bat and ball.