Srinagar: Khelo India 10 Ka Dum events continued with a friendly cricket match played between Sports Council Cricket Academy girls and Women’s College Cricket team at TRC Cricket Academy ground, Srinagar.
Earlier winning the toss Women’s College invited Cricket Academy to bat, a decision which looked quite good initially as fielding team drew first blood by sending the opener Bisma and one down batter Ummat back to pavilion without troubling score card much.
However, Snowber, Insha and Arwin steered the team well with their individual contributions of 44, 25 and 26 runs respectively while Saba was pick of the bowlers for the Women’s College claiming 3 wickets.
In response Women’s College team suffered early jolt losing both openers with scoreboard yet to cross double figure mark.
The middle order assault led by Nazia and Saba added quickfire runs to the total and team very well looked to chase the target at ease however, which was not the case to be. Insha struck a vital blow sending Saba back to dugout with her individual score of 23 runs and batters that followed were all in tatters.
With regularly losing wickets at the other end, Nazia tried single handedly to keep scoreboard ticking but her dream run was halted by a peach of a delivery from Saba who clean bowled the top scorer just short of what could have been the first fifty of the match but she was left short of six runs, with her individual score card reading 44 and Insha was back in the pavilion.
Rest of the batters fell like a pack of cards and the innings folded at 94 runs.
For Sports Council Cricket Academy Arwin-II picket 2 wickets while Insha, Arwin-I and Samia bagged a wicket each and winning the match for the team by 37 runs.
Secretary J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull in her message to the female cricketers asked them to remain all geared up as Sports Council is planning to organize Women’s Cricket Tournament this summer and teams drawn from all the districts of the union territory shall participate in the event.
The preparations for today’s match were supervised by Abid Nabi, Junior Cricket Coach Sports Council and he was assisted by Faisal Fayaz in the endeavor.