KSCA President's XI clinch Safi Darashah trophy

The match ended in a draw with KSCA President’s XI being awarded the title based on first innings lead © Getty Images

Alur (Karnataka): Aug 13, 2013

KSCA President’s XI were awarded the Safi Darashah Trophy based on first innings lead after Samarth Ravikumar slammed his second century of the match (106 not out) and eked out a draw against the KSCA Secretary’s XI in the final of the all-India cricket tournament that concluded in Alur on Tuesday.

Chasing a target of 289 for victory, President’s XI were 190 for 3 in 61 overs when the stumps were drawn. Samarth, who tallied 850 runs in five matches including centuries in both innings of the semi-final and final, was adjudged best batsman of the tournament while J Suchith (KSCA Secretary’s XI) was declared best bowler having taken 24 wickets in five matches.

Brief scores:

KSCA Secretary’s XI 322 and 321 for 8 drew with KSCA President’s XI 355 and 190 for 3 (Samarth Ravikumar 106*, Liyan Khan 39, Shishir Bhavane 38). KSCA President’s XI won by 7 wickets on the basis of first innings lead.