Defending champions Dhaka Tribune lifted the trophy of the seven-a-side Walton Media Cup Cricket 2016 after defeating Daily Inqilab by four wickets in the final at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh Sports Journalists Community organised the tournament with Walton's patronisation.
Winning the toss, Inqilab elected to bat first and posted 58 runs in their stipulated six overs losing all their wickets. Sumon Mondol of Dhaka Tribune was the most successful bowler with three wickets.
In reply, Dhaka Tribune reached their target for the loss of only two wickets with four balls to spare.
Sumon was adjudged man of the final for his all-round performance while Hasan Sohel of Daily Inqilab was named player of the series.
Earlier in the first semifinal at the same venue on Friday, Dhaka Tribune defeated Channel i by 55 runs. Raihan Sharif was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant batting.
In the other last four clash, Inqilab defeated GTV by 28 runs.
Twenty-four media houses, including 11 national dailies, 10 TV channels and three online portals took part in the six-day tournament.
Bangladesh Cricket Board vice president Mahbub Anam distributed the prizes among the champion and runners-up.
Bangladesh Athletics Federation general secretary Ibrahim Chengish, Joyjatra Foundation chairperson Helena Jahangir, Walton group executive director SM Zahid Hasan, BSJC president Asif Iqbal, general secretary Shafiqul Islam Shamim and Bangladesh Sports Writers Association president Mostafa Mamun were present among others during the finals day.