The consistent, Sports Journalists Association of Sindh-Reds (SJAS-Reds) beat SJAS-Blues by 19 runs to lift the NBP-SJAS inter-media T20 Cup. Reds’ Shahid Ansari hammered another century to push his side to 210 runs in the allotted overs at the NBP stadium. Chasing the tough target SJAS-Blues could reach the tally of 190 runs. Jaffer Hussain played an aggressive hand of 54 while Mohsin Mehdi also exhibited responsibility for his 53 runs.
After the final match, former captain Moin Khan and former Test cricketer Iqbal Qasim distributed prizes, along with former joint-secretary KCCA Jamil Ahmed, former President Zone-7 Mazhar Awan, sports & event manager NBP Anwar Farooqi, former international cricketer Saeed Azad and President Pakistan Hockey Institute Shahab Shah.
Shahid Ansari’s 278 runs, including two centuries and a fifty earned him both man of the match and man of the series awards. Muhammad Osama was declared the best bowler while Asif Khan, with 3 catches & 3 stumps bagged the award for the best wicket-keeper of the tournament.
On the occasion, Moin Khan said he was impressed with cricketing skills of those who write about the game. He also praised SJAS for involving journalists in healthy activities is indeed commendable.
Iqbal Qasim was of the opinion that such activities are essential for journalists to relax mentally after tiring responsibilities.