Army-Media joint cricket match held

Srinagar, Nov 4: Army’s Chinar Corps-XI and Media-XI jointly played a cricket match at B B Cantt here on Sunday.
 The cricket match of first of its kind was played amidst the huge gathering of media, army men and officers.
 The match was played in unison and players from both army and media were divided in two teams to make balanced teams same on the pattern of Indian Premier League (IPL).
 The Team (B) mostly represented by media men got an electrifying start after they won the toss and elected to bat first after properly assuming the conditions of the wicket.
 In the power play, both the openers of team B gave a strong start to the team and outplayed the opponents after scoring 36 in just three opening overs, however they lost the first wicket of Zahid who gave a strong back to the opener.
 The team B opener, Lt. Majumdar played a tremendous knock of 96 runs by hitting 14 fours and 3 sixes. He remained not out. In the allotted 15 overs, the team B scored 171 runs.
 Later the Team (A) after making a slow start, however, the middle order guided the innings very well and understood the situation. Lt. Muhammad Arsil Muheet hit two consecutive sixes and few fours in his innings and tried to put his team on the driver’s seat, but it was the ever increasing run rate that proved fatal for his team. In the last over the team (A) required 24 runs and they managed to score only 15 runs. Lt Majumdar was declared man of the match for scoring 96 runs and also took one wicket while Zahid Ahmad was declared best bowler.
 In the post presentation Lt Gen GOC 15th Corps Om Prakash distributed prizes among the players,
 On the occasion Gen Om Prakash hailed the move and said such initiatives should be also done in future to make friendly relations with each other. “We are going to organise such events in future as well to boost the morale of the youth. This particular game put the united face of army and media.”

Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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