Khar Gymkhana & Yogi C.C clashed with each other for a crucial semi-final of the Govardhandas Shield tournament at Fort Vijay Ground in Mumbai. It was a do or die, hit out or get out kind of match as the one who losses does not reach the finals. Yogi C.C won the toss & smartly elected to field first to make the most of the pitch conditions and chase down a low score.
The whole team crumbled & the decision to bowl first did reap rewards as Khar Gymkhana managed to score only 132/7 in 20 overs. Apart from opener Priyam Shetty & Rohan randery, no one was able to cross the 20 run mark. Priyank shetty was excellent & was the leading scorer with his fighting knock of 74 off just 61 balls. Priyank smashed 5 fours & 2sixes & played the anchor’s role. Had he not scored 74, the team could have been all-out under 100 runs for sure. Right-arm fast bowler Chirag jain was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/13 in his 2overs followed by 2wkts each for Rahul samant & Vaibhav lambe.
Chasing 133, Yogi C.C chased down the score in 18.4 overs with the loss of 6wkts. Yogi C.C won the semi-finals by 4wkts and thanks to their solid no.3 batsman Ravindra Vishwakarma who scored a stunning 53ball 72(11fours) to lead his team towards the victory. They lost a few wickets in the middle but eventually they won the match comfortably as right-handed Ravindra had done almost more than half of the job done for his side.
Cricketgraph congratulates the whole team for their semi-finals win as well as Ravi for his wonderful knock. Cricketgraph also appreciates Priyank’s 74 while wishes Yogi C.C all the luck for a great finals!