Mumbai: Boys Cricket Club will clash against Achievers Cricket Academy in the final of the Under-11 T-21 cricket tournament organized by Sanjeevani Cricket Academy (SCA) at the Saffire ground in Bhakti Park, Wadala. In the two semi-finals played today, Boys CC defeated Shahbaz Khan Cricket Academy (SKCA), Mira Road by sixteen runs, while Achievers Cricket Academy secured a convincing nine-wicket win overs hosts SCA.
In the first semi-final, Boys CC scored a fighting 133/3 after electing to bat first. Boys Cricket Club’s star batsman, Yuvraj Mali continued his good form scoring a fine unbeaten 73 in 68 balls. In reply, SKCA, Mira Road batsmen, Shaurya Sharan (42 off 57) and Yatharth Yadav (32* off 25) tried their best, but couldn’t take their side to a victory. Jay Bhanushali picked up two wickets for Boys CC as they emerged as the first team to enter the finals of the tournament.
In the second semis, hosts SCA scored 125/7 after electing to bat first. Opening batsman, Shreyansh Rai, with a solid knock of 71 in 62 balls was the lone contributor for the hosts. Arya Gaikwad bowled well for Achievers CA, picking up three wickets. The Achievers CA batsmen chased the target with great ease as their in-form opener Soham Sali (53* off 49) along with his partner Ayush Kashyap (41 off 44) built a match-winning opening partnership to set-up a final clash against Boys CC.
The final will be played at the Saffire ground in Bhakti Park, Wadala on Sunday, 2nd December at 9:30 a.m.
Brief Scores –
1st Semi-final – Boys CC 133/3 (Yuvraj Mali 73*, Aarav Malhotra 2/17) beat SKCA, Mira Road 117/4 (Shaurya Sharan 42, Yatharth Yadav 32*, Jay Bhanushali 2/25) by 16 runs.
2nd Semi-final – SCA 125/7 (Shreyansh Rai 71, Arya Gaikwad 3/19) lost to Achievers CA 128/1 in 16.3 overs (Soham Sali 53*, Ayush Kashyap 41, Sourish Deshpande 1/20) by 9 wickets.