It was the nail biting semi final at cross maidan between Asiatic Engineering and Dental wagon team. Asiatic team had a target of making 160-170 in mind if they got an opportunity to bat first. Luckily, dental wagons who won the toss elected to field first on a good batting pitch.
The Asiatic team took the full benefit of the opportunity which they wanted as they batted exceptionally well. Though the openers failed to give a solid start it was the middle order which did the talking. Armaan khan and Imran Patel took their side out of trouble with brilliant batting. Armaan scored a blazing 23 ball 35 while we got to see an unbeaten 71 from just 39 balls from right handed Imran sheikh. Both the players stitched a good partnership to save their sinking ship out of the trouble. It was pure counter attacking by both the batsman as they had the license to kill in the last 6-7 overs.
Asiatic engineering made 206/7 in 20 overs & exceeded their own target of making at least 160+ to defend their total with confidence. A team batting second to chase a 200+ target is always under pressure cooker sort of situation & same was the case with Dental wagons. Dental wagons were bundled out for 103 runs in just 18 overs giving a comfortable victory to Asiatic team.
The bowlers did a fantastic job of restricting as well as containing the batsman all the time. Armaan who batted well also contributed nicely with the ball picking up 3 wickets. His 3/9 in 4 overs was very crucial & it was a match winning bowling spell for sure. Asiatic won the semis by 103 runs & Armaan was adjudged man of the match for his all-round performance.
After a wonderful win & a great team work we are sure the Asiatic team will enter the finals with the aim of again giving their best & win the tournament in style.