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.).

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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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