After the rain affected delay in conducting the semi-finals, the much awaited semi-final this began at the MR Vivekananda School in Dwarka between Sonnet Club & MRV Academy. MRV Academy who have been one of the better and powerful teams of the tournament were toppled by the talented boys of Sonnet club in a low scoring affair.
Batting first, Sonnet Club were all out for 91 runs which wasn’t the best of the scores to defend in a semi-final. MRV Academy did a great job with the ball as they restricted the opposition to a low total. Rahul Bagh was the highest scorer for Sonnet with a fighting 30 but lacked support from the other end while Laksh Sehrawat (3/4) & Himanshu Vashishtha ( 3/11) took 6wkts together while conceding only 15 runs which did most of the damage to the Sonnet’s batting line up.
Chasing 92 should not be the toughest of tasks and especially for MRV boys who have performed well throughout the tournament but as we say the luck favors the brave as Sonnet bowlers gave their best and restricted MRV to 80/all-out where in Yuvraj Rathi was the highest scorer with 25. Aaryan Vashisht with 3/15 & Yash Chaidhary with 3/20 did the job for Sonnet as they cleaned up the MRV’s batting line up taking crucial wickets at the right time.
With this win, Sonnet Club win the semi-finals and enter into the finals of the tournament while Aaryan Vashisht was declared ‘man of the match’. Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team and also wishes luck for the finals while appreciates the tough fight given by both the teams.