Defending champion, Gwalior XI will take on Five Star, Raipur in the semi-finals of RPCL -5 tournament in progress at Mecosabagh ground here today. Gwalior XI registered a convincing 8 wkts victory.
Mangalmurti XI batted first and scored 79 for 8 wkts in stipulated 10 overs. Junaid Pathan 18 (2Ã—6), Ashwin Sahare 15 (1Ã—4, 1Ã—6), Anand Dhawale 15 (2Ã—4) were the main contributors.
For Gwalior XI, Pollard Pal bowled a tidy spell to capture 3 wkts conceding just 6 runs. Shebab Parvej took 2 wkts in 20 runs. In reply, Gwalior XI, played like true champion s and chased the target in 7.1overs keeping 8wkts in hand.
Sumit Kotambar 28 (2Ã—4 2Ã—6) Akshay Arsade 26. (4Ã—4,1Ã—6) and Arif Ali 26 (2Ã—41Ã—6) were the architects of Gwalior XI convincing win Pollard Pal was adjudged as Man of the Match.
In yet another Quarterfinal, Target XI, Bhilai registered convincing 6 wkts win over Rajput XI, Nagpur to book a berth in the semi-finals where they will take on Rocket International, Nagpur.
Rajput XI, Nagpur batted first and scored 70 for 9qkts in stipulated 10 overs. Umesh and Akash Singh contributed identical scores of 27 runs each. For Target XI, Amarnath Yadav and Ankit took 2 wkts each for 11 and 13 runs respectively.
In reply, Target XI, Bhilai scored the required runs for victory in 8.4 overs keeping 6 wkts in hand. Shailendra 38 (3Ã—4 2Ã—6) was the highest contributor. Vikas singh 11(2Ã—4) was another contributor for Bhilai team.
For Rajput XI, Karan Advani, Meet Bhatia, and Salim K took 1 wkt a piece.
Fine Star, Raipur stunnedÂ Â XI Star Warriors, Dubai in the quarter-finals to enter into the semi-finals of RPCL-5.
Fine star Raipur, batted 1st and scored 81 runs for 6 wkts in stipulated 10 overs.
Dadu Sahu 21(3Ã—4,1Ã—6) P K Shukla 21(2Ã—4, 1Ã—6) were the major contributors. AzimÂ Ali 11(1Ã—6) were the major contributors. For Eleven Star Warriors Navlesh Patel, Vinay took 2 wkta each.
In reply, Eleven Star Warrior’s, Dubai, last years semi-finalist bowled out for 55 runs and thus conceded 26 runs defeat. For losers, Akhtar Malik contributed 13 runs while Bunty Patel contributed 12 runs. Pintu Verma was the wrecker in chief to capture 4 wkts for just 9 runs. While Ankit took 3 wkts for 13 runs.
Pintu Verma was adjudged Man of the match for his splendid bowling performance.