Srinagar wins All India Inter-NIT tournament title

Winners posing with trophy at Nagpur on Wednesday.
Winners posing with trophy at Nagpur on Wednesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar defeated NIT Uttarakhand by 26 runs in the finals of All India Inter-NIT Faculty and Staff Cricket Tournament and lifted the title, organised at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagpur.
Earlier after winning the toss, NIT Uttarakhand decided to field first. NIT Srinagar started well and scored 125/8 in 20 allotted overs, while chasing the target, NIT Uttarakhand made a shaky start and lost their 5 wickets quickly during the power play and were eventually bundled out for 99 in 18.2 overs.
For NIT Srinagar, Captain Faisal Irshad (Dy Registrar Administration) played a vital knock of 36 and was the top scorer from the side, while Sohail Baba scored 22 runs and Dr. Majid contributed 17 runs off 9 balls.
Mustafa Zargar took 3 wickets by conceding 13 runs. Mohsin Shabir and Dr Shakeel Waseem also chipped in with 2 wickets each. Mustaf Zargar was declared man of the match. Captain Faisal Irshad was declared the best batsman of the tournament and Dr Shakeel Waseem was declared best bowler of the tournament.
Director NIT Srinagar, Prof (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal and other faculty members congratulated the entire cricket team for achieving the extraordinary feat of winning the prestigious tournament.