In a nail biter finish, Air India defeated by Ram Pal Cricket Academy and zoom through the semi finals of 44th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament (Regd.).

Held at the St. Stephens ground in Delhi, it was the crucial semi-finals between Air India & Ram Pal Cricket Academy where in Ram Pal Academy won the toss & elected to field first in order to restrict the opposition to a low total.

Batting first, Air India made 224/10 in 39.3 overs while they could have crossed the 250 run mark had they batted a little more effectively down the order. Coming at no.3, it was Hiten Dalal who was the highest scorer with a 52ball 51 which included 9 fours while Himanshu & Rajat chipped in with 30 & 24 respectively. Puneet Mehra was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/26 followed by 2wkts each for Akash, Akshdeep & Vishal Chaudhary.

Chasing 225, Ram Pal academy defeated Air India in a nail biting chase where in they won the match by 2wkts. Opener Arise Alam & middle order batsman Prashant Gupta were the highest scorers as they scored solid 86(86) & 65(90) respectively while Akshdeep also chipped in with a 31ball 34.

It was a match which remained exciting till the end where in both the teams gave a solid tough fight. Cricketgraph congratulates Ram Pal Academy who now qualify for the semi-finals while also wishes them luck for their upcoming encounters.



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