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AIT Team wins Bangkok Cricket League ‘A’ division

The AIT Cricket Team has once again won the Bangkok Cricket League ‘A’ division, the second time in three years. In the finals played on 13 October 2013 in Bangkok, the AIT Cricket Team defeated Bangkok Cricket Club by 15 runs.

AIT Team wins Bangkok Cricket League ‘A’ division

Jubiliant AIT Cricket Team at the cricket fields at Harrows after their victory.

Winning the toss, the AIT team selected to bat first and reached 160 runs in its allotted 25 overs. The Bangkok Cricket Club managed toscore 145 for seven wickets, and thereby lost the match to AIT.

Top run scorers from AIT included Niraj Reginald and Rusriu Yapa (both from Sri Lanka) who scored 31 runs each. Farhad Zulfiqar (Pakistan) with 26 runs, Darshana (Sri Lanka) with 18 runs, Babrak Ali Panezai (Pakistan) and Shubham Agarwal (Nepal) with 11 runs each were the main scorers for AIT. Wicket takers from AIT included Terrence Levangama (Sri Lanka) who took two wickets; while Muhammad Shafiq (Pakistan), Anuj Shrestha (India), Yapa and Darshana Abeyrathna (Sri Lanka) took one wicket each.

Hadi Hassan Khan (Pakistan), the captain of the AIT Cricket Team said that this is the second time in three years that AIT has won the ‘A’ league division. Last year, AIT had reached the semi-finals of the Bangkok Premier League.

AIT also performed exceedingly well in the entire tournament, with Babrak having the best batting average of 50 runs. The top run scorer in the league was Shafiq with 388 runs, while the top wicket taker was Hadi with 21 wickets.

Victorious members of the AIT cricket team.