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AUS emerges runners-up at T20 cricket tournament
The ninth edition of the AUS Intercollegiate T20 Cricket Tournament was held at the AUS cricket ground from November 24 - 30, 2016. The tournament was organized by the Student Athletics and Recreation Department.
Skyline University Sharjah, SZABIST University Dubai, Bits Pilani Dubai, Bolton University RAK, Abu Dhabi University, University of Wollongong Dubai and Middlesex University took part in the tournament, along with hosts AUS.
AUS played their first match against Abu Dhabi University on November 26 and won it by 81 runs. In the semi-finals, the Leopards knocked out Middlesex University by 17 runs and made it into the finals. In the final encounter of the tournament AUS cricketers experienced a batting collapse and succumbed to SZABIST University Dubai, who emerged as the new champions.
AUS bowler Muhammad Saeed Anwar received the "Bowler of the Tournament" award while Farhan Ali of Skyline University College was selected as the "Batsman of the Tournament." In the post-match presentation ceremony, Dr. Mohamed Helal, Director of Student Athletics and Recreation Department, gave away the trophies and medals to the winner and runner-up teams.