Scare For UKM before Cricket Victory
By Suhaimi Suliman (UKM Sports Officer)
Pix Sports Centre
BANGI, 23 Oct 2015 – The National University Of Malaysia (UKM) has retained the 8th International Intervarsity Cricket Invitational 2015 tournament, narrowly winning by two wickets over newcomers, BMS Northumbria University of Sri Lanka in the final round at Bayuemas Oval, Klang on 17 October.
BMS Northumbria University which opened batting, swiftly hitting 80-1 in 10 overs, but slowed down after 20 overs .
The visitors could only manage 173 runs in 38.3 overs.
However, rain stopped play briefly after the enthusiasm of UKM looked to be derailed after the defending champion lost the first wicket in the first over.
With a target of 155 runs to win in 31 overs, the homesters made sure of retaining the championship when completing 155-8 runs in 30.1 overs.
Fikri Makram Rosdi (UKM) was crowned best player in the final round while Saud Shakeel (Sir Syed University of Engineering, Pakistan) was declared player of the tournament.
The Final Round and Prize-giving was graced by Prof Datin Noor Aziah Mohd Awal, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Alumni Affairs), Prof Madya Dr Tajul Arifin Muhamad, the Director of UKM Sports and Malay Cricket Council Member Nik Anuay Abdullah.