Sarhad University of Information Technology Peshawar Shaheen clinched the trophy after defeating strong Peshawar Degree College Hawks team in the final of the PIMS Inter-University Twenty20 Cricket League played here at Gymkhana Cricket ground on Tuesday.
Chairman PIMS Education System Ismail Khan was the chief guest on this occasion who later on distributed the trophies and cash prizes among the players.
CEO PIMS Anwar Khan, First Class Cricketer Hamad Al Hassan, Ex-Secretary Peshawar District Cricket Association Syed Hanif Shah, PCB Match Referee Fazal Akbar Shah, Sharjeel Mukhtar and AIPS Asia Secretary Amjad Aziz Malik were also present on the occasion.
Batting first, Peshawar Degree College scored 190 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Atif Khan stood out with 66, Hasnain Khan with 32 and Afzal Nazir with 28 runs. From SUIT Shaheen, Fawad Ali got two wickets while Obaid, Zahoor and Gibran got one wicket each.
SUIT Shaheen achieved the target in the last over, with Obaid Ibrahim scoring 56 including some cracking nine boundaries, Zawan 40 laced his innings with five boundaries and promising Haris Ahmad made an elegant knock of 42 runs of 21 balls including six boundaries and two sixes. Asif Khan, Abdullah Khan and Zakaria of Peshawar Degree College took one wicket each.
Obaid Ibrahim was declared Man of the Match, Haris Ahmad was declared the best batsman of the League. Abrar Khan was declared the best bowler and Asif Khan was declared the best all-rounder.
Earlier in the first semi-final, SUIT had defeated Abasyn University by 6 wickets while the second semi-final was marred by rain. Peshawar Degree College had qualified for the final due to its top position in the group.
Teams from eight different universities participated, including Islamia College Peshawar University (Markhor), Abasyn University (Falcon), Sarhad University (Shaheen), PIMS (Panthers), Peshawar Degree College (Hawks), Oxford University (Line), University of Peshawar (Tigers) and PAC Eagle.
Talking to the media on the occasion, CEO Anwar Khan said that the aim of the University Cricket League is to bring out new talent.
Test cricket Muhammad Rizwan and many other international players are ahead of tournaments at university and college level.
He said that this time the league was organized at the provincial level while in future national and international levels leagues will also be organized.—APP