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who made his signature score of one run before retiring from the wicket. The team posted an overall score of 72/8 after 8 overs. After the Preclinical team took to the wicket, they managed to scrape 68/8 after 8 overs, thereby, handing a well deserved victory and a spot in the final match to the Academic Staff. The turnover between the matches provided little recuperation for the Academics, as light was quickly fading, and no one would hear of postponing the final. The Academic Staff won the toss and elected to field. The Lab Rats were under serious pressure, sweating and toiling, and in a game where every run mattered, they were only allowed 67/8 after the allotted 8 overs. This game had progressed to a heavily contested affair; the crowd was certainly well entertained, and the match was set for a wonderful, nail-biting end. When the time came for the Academic Staff to bat, they were forced to do so under lights, a possible first for any such fete match in the DSAâ€&#x;s history. However, they made light work of the Lab Ratsâ€&#x; modest score and reached the target of 70 without loss to pick up a well-merited triumph.
At the end of the evening, a mini-awards ceremony was held for all participants. However, this will be formally presented at the upcoming 8th Annual Dental Banquet, scheduled for November 14th, 2008. Many thanks must go out to the organizers and participants of this event, as it proved to be one of the most enjoyable staff/students affairs in the last five years. Appreciation is also in order to all others who turned out in large numbers in spite of the unrelenting weather. The day was evidence of the fun which can be had by all if DSA events are well attended by both students and staff alike.