The final match of the KSCA Tiger Cup, the inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Cycle Pure Agarbathies saw Sadvidya High School team defeating St Joseph’s High School hands down. In what turned out to be a one-sided match, Sadvidya beat Joseph’s by a margin of 90 runs at the SJCE grounds on Wednesday.
The tournament, initiated with the motive to spread awareness on the conservation of the endangered species of tiger, leveraged on the love for cricket to bring awareness and encourage sustainable development. It was conceptualised by former India batsman Sandeep Patil to help spread the word about wildlife conservation and inclusive sustainable development.
Speaking about the initiative, Pavan Ranga, co-owner, Mysuru Warriors and Director, NR Group, said: “At NR Group, we persistently put our efforts towards saving our ecosystem and extend our conscious support to sustainable development. After the success we’ve had last year, we believe cricket is an excellent platform to build community bonding and profess our love and concern to save tigers via strong community participation. Also, it is an opportunity for the young aspiring cricketers to showcase their skills while supporting a cause.”
Winning the toss, Sadvidya opted to bat first. With the help of a brisk innings by Shashank S Bharadwaj (73 off 44 balls) and Nayan R (68 off 77 balls), Sadvidya managed a mammoth score of 218/4 in 30 overs. In reply, St Joseph’s could only manage 128 in 29.1 overs with Suhas M P scoring the highest for his side (31 runs) before getting all out. A fiery attack by Shashank Bharadwaj (4/28) helped Sadvidya to gain the upper hand in the match.
Shashank was conferred with ‘Tiger of the series’ award for his all-round performance throughout the series.