Hosts, A.G. Nagpur stormed into the finals runners up champions A.G. Raipur by 8 wickets, to setup a summit clash with A.G. Rajkot who defeated defeating defending A.G. Jaipur by 6 wicketsÂ in the ongoing Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD) West Zone Cricket Tournament, 2022 which is being conducted under the aegis of Accountant General Recreation Club (AGRC) of the Office of The Accountant General (A& E) II,Â Maharashtra, The finals is slated for 6th May 2022 at VCA Stadium, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
Â Â Â In the first semifinal match, between A.G. Nagpur and runners A.G. Raipur played at VCA Gorund, Kalamna, a classy 96 off 55 balls studded with 9 sixes and 4 fours by Sanjay Ramaswamy and patient half century 50 off 41 balls by Aditya Sarwate (6 fours), and 116 runs opening wicket partnership saw the hosts storm into finals of the tournament achieving the target in 16.4 overs Put into bat, A.G.Â RaipurÂ went on to score 167/7 in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to a brilliant century 104 (58 balls) (5×6, 11×4) by Rishab Tiwari, who held the innings together, while wickets kept tumbling at the other end, Aditya Sarvate and Akshay Wadkar took 2 wickets each while Lalit Yadav and Amit Deshpande took a wicket apiece for the hosts. Shri R. Thiruppathi Venkatasamy, Accountant General (Audit), Maharashtra, Nagpur gave away the man of the match prize to Sanjay Ramaswamy of A.G. Nagpur.
Â Â Â In the second semifinal between A.G. Rajkot and defending champions A.G. Jaipur played at VCA Stadium, Civil Lines, A.G. Jaipur put into bat, centurion of last match and opener, Ankit Lamba again played a fine innings of 60 runs off 40 balls (5×4, 3×6), while Shauqat Almas 47(39) and a quickfire 42(15) by Subham Sharma were the other main contributors to put up a mammoth score 192/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Shaurya Sanadiya took 4 wickets giving away 32 runs, while Kuldeep Raval, Kuldeep Sharma and Arpit Vasadava took a wicket apiece for A.G. Rajkot.
Chasing the target, riding the form, with last match century, Arpit Vasavda, went on to punish the bowlers and made 70 runs of 34 balls(11×4, 2×6), ably supported by Kuldeep Raval 40(23),Â Shaurya Sanadiya 24(16), Sahil Karathiya 17 (12),Â Rahul Dave 18(22) and registered their win in 19.2 over score reading 193/4. Shri Dinesh Mate, Sr. Dy. Accountant General gave away the Man of match to Shaurya Sanadia of A.G Rajkot.Â Â Â
Dr. Chhering Dorje, IPS, Special Inspector General of Police, Nagpur Range will be the chief guest, along with Shri Prashant Vaidya, formal International Cricket player from the city and Shri R. Thiruppathi Venkatasamy, Accountant General (Audit)-II, Maharashtra, Nagpur will be the Guests of Honour for the prize distribution function after the finals at VCA Stadium, Civil lines at 12.00 Noon on 6th May 2022. Mr. Praveer Kumar, Accountant General (A&E)-II, Maharashtra, Nagpur is the patron of the tournament.