LAHORE – The Old Ravians XI Saturday beat Vice Chancellor XI by 16 runs in the festival cricket match at the Government College University Lahore Oval Ground.

Batting first, Old Ravians XI scored 148 runs in allotted 12 overs. Although, Ravians XI lost some early wickets but former test cricketer Salim Malik and Sajjad Akbar made some quick runs in the middle overs. Malik smashed 30 runs with one six and three fours while Sajjad Malik was unbeaten 41 runs. Ali Manzoor took four wickets for the Ravians XI.

In reply, the VC XI could not face the heat and were all out for 133 runs. Wadood-ur-Rehman showed some resistance and played fine innings of 51 runs. This is the consecutive fifth victory of Old Ravians XI in the festival cricket match being played for the last many decades.

The coin was tossed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, while GCU Sports Board Chairman Prof Dr Ikram ul Haq and Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Salim Malik said that GCU was one of the finest sports nurseries for producing top sportsmen for the country’s national teams, and had been maintaining its tradition of excellence in sports since 1947. He said playing for Old Ravians as former alumni of GC was a big proud moment for him.

GCU Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan said that GCU provided ample sports facilities to students in diverse fields such as athletics, cricket, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, table tennis, boxing, swimming, rowing and squash.