It was a tough match between two promising teams namely Hindustan Tiles & Centurion. It was the all-important semi-finals of the tournament where Hindustan Tiles won the toss & elected to bat first with an aim of putting a big score on the board.
Batting first, the centurion bowlers really did a commendable job with the ball restricting HT to just 119/8 in 20 overs which is surely not the best of the scores to defend in a semi final of a T20 match. Right arm spinner Aakash Singhal bowled a very effective spell of 4/14 in 4 overs taking important wickets at the right time. From HT, Mayank was the highest scorer with a 26ball 23 followed by some quick 20(16) & 22(14) by Tarun & Pawan.
Chasing 120 is not a big deal in a T20 match but HT bowlers just did a stunning job with the ball & gave an excellent tough fight restricting the opposition to just 114/8 in 20 overs. Naveen Chand smashed a solid run-a-ball 37 but the rest of the batsman could not fire when it was needed. Vinay was the pick of the bowler taking 3/15 while all-rounder Pawan also took 3wkts while giving away runs at less than 6runs per over.
Hindustan Tiles won the semi-finals and enter the finals while Pawan was declared ‘man of the match’. Aakash’s perfomance was also worth mentioning. Cricketgraph congratulates HT boys and wishes them luck for an exciting finals soon.