It was the important semi-final encounter between Souvenir Cricket Club vs Patan Cricket Club at Sunder CC ground, Cross Maidan, Mumbai. Souvenir team won the toss and elected to bat first as they have a deep & a strong batting line up.
Right handed dashing opener Rohan Bane scored a blazing 46 off 27 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes) which set the tone for the Souvenir innings. It gave other batsman the confidence to move on positively. No.3 batsman Amey Lad also played a crucial hand of 41 off just 48 balls. However, the pick of the batsman was their right handed Ronak Shinde who scored a brilliant 63 off 74 balls which included 5 fours. Ronak kept on rotating the strike and hardly wasted any time at the crease, keeping the scoreboard ticking. Souvenir team managed 231 all out in 44.5 overs with Imran Shaikh (3/61) & Rakesh Naik (3/35) taking 3 wickets each.
Chasing 232, Patan CC were bundled out for 144 runs in just 32 overs and Souvenir team won the all important semi- final match by 159 runs. The talented Shreyas Pathak compensated it with his brilliant bowling as he took a superb 4/20 in his 5 overs which played a huge role in restricting Patan to 144. Ronak Shinde who scored a brilliant 63 with the bat also took 3/29 with the ball thus making it an excellent all-round performance.
Shreyas Pathak who was the best player of the tournament in the Harris Shield was adjudged ‘man of the match’ for his brilliant bowling in this match too. Definitely it was a good collective performance by the Souvenir boys and they will have a lot of positive momentum by their side when they enter the finals of the tournament.