Adilabad: A lively 5/30 spell by man of the match Imran Abrar was the cornerstone of the narrow four-win win posted by Siddipet Heroes over Medak Masters in the finals of the 16-over tournament, conducted by The Telangana Cricket Association and supported by Hotel Akshaya Grand, for the TCA-Freedom Cup-2018 at Siri Sports Convention in Chanda Village late Tuesday evening.
Siddipet Heroes with TCA-Freedom Cup-2018 at Siri Sports Convention in Chanda Village, Adilabad, after receiving it from D Guruva Reddy and G Vivekananda Reddy Photo: Hans
However, although the target was not much, the Masters batsmen found the chase tough owing to tidy spells by Imran Abrar and D Mani Shankar Raju (3/17). Had it not been for rock-solid contributions from Hari (38) and Harish (34), Medak Masters could have ended up with a more disastrous loss.
Earlier, in their respective semifinal clashes, Siddipet Heroes put it across Kakatiya Kings and Medak Masters prevailed over Indur Icons with comprehensive wins.
Later, TCA Secretary D Guruva Reddy and TCA Adilabad in-charge G Vivekananda Reddy jointly gave away the prizes at a largely attended function.
Narotham Reddy (TCA Adilabad Secretary), Gopi (Adilabad EC member) and Ch Narender Reddy (TCA Siddipet in-charge) graced the occasion along with coaches, officials and members of the Organising Committee.
Individual award winners: M Mahender Reddy (Siddipet Heroes), V Srinivas Reddy (Medak Master), M Madhu (Siddipet Heroes), D Mani Shankar Raju (Siddipet Heroes), Aravind (Medak Masters).
Brief scores- Finals: Siddipet Heroes 137 for five in 16 overs (Nishant Kantawale 41, M Madhu 39, M Mahender Reddy 28, Avinash 2/17) bt Medak Masters 133 in 14.2 overs (Hari 38, Harish 34, Santosh 19, Imran Abrar 5/30, D Mani Shankar Raju 3/17).