Utpal Warriors opting to bat first at Somaiya Cricket Ground posted a total of 136/4 in 20 overs which in many cases is easy to chase and sometimes it’s quite tricky too! After a decent opening start by Jinen Shah and Ravi Kapoor, it was Kalpesh Mehta at no.4 top scoring with 41* off 37 balls (3 fours), Kalpesh as always has proved to be the Mr.Dependable for his team as he time and again comes up with crucial knocks. From the bowlers, Mittal Joshi with 2/22 was the pick of the lot.
Super Strikers in reply could not chase down a not so threatening total on the boards as bowlers of Utpal Warriors did a commendable job. Raj Gogate’s 31 was the only score which could pose some trouble as most of the batters found it difficult to get going.
The match turned out to be a last over thriller but Utpal Warriors got the better of the opposition as they restricted Super Strikers to 127/all out in 20 overs. Vishal Merwana was spot on with bowling figures of 3/21 in 4 overs while Shakti Kapoor with 3/19 in 4 overs was equally impressive.
Result-Utpal Warriors win semis by 11 runs, Vishal Merwana (11 &3 wkts) declared “Player of the Match” & Raj Gogate (31 runs & 1 wicket) declared “Star Player of the Match”