Jiju Janardhanan 52* | Muhammad Afzal
1/10 | Danish Qureshi
Maratha’s masterful chase against Deccan take them into the final round
Maratha’s masterful chase against Deccan take them into the final round. Maratha defeated Deccan Gladiators by 8 wickets in the semi-final. Watch the full match on our Facebook page. All match scoring will be updated through our broadcasting partners(CricTracker, Fancode, WillowHD, FreeSports HD, Total Sports, CineBlitz, TSports).
In the first semifinal at the Malek Stadium, Maratha Arabians – Brothers Gas restricted Deccan Gladiators – MGM to 120 in 19.1 overs and won the match by eight wickets in 16.3 overs riding on Jiju Janardhanan unbeaten 52 off 47 balls with five boundaries, well supported by Mohammad Afzal’s unbeaten 42 off 23 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. The two put on an unbeaten 64 runs for the third wicket. Earlier, Jiju removed the cream of Deccan Gladiators – MGM batting by dismissing their openers Hameed Khan and Ansar Khan.
Earlier, Delhi Bulls – Future Mattress won the toss and elected to bowl. Bangla Tigers – Karwan’s openers Fayyaz Ahmed and Sagar Kalyan put on 44 runs in 4.5 overs. Then Fayyaz fell leg before to Zawar Farid for 24. At the score on 50, the aggressive Sagar Kalyan too departed when Nilansh Keshwani at covers pulled off a spectacular one-handed catch off Umair Ali Khan for 19. Ali Khan too fell at the same score run out for a duck, followed by Fawad Nawaz who got trapped leg before to Sultan Ahmed for 8. Ten runs later, Ameer Hamsa got caught by Sultan Ahmed at mid-wicket off Mohammad Azhar for 13. Then Furqan Khalil and Arsalan Jawed kept the scoreboard moving. They put on 50 runs for the sixth wicket. Furqan top scored with 33 runs off 29 balls with two sixes and one boundary before getting bowled to Zawar Farid. Arsalan Jawed remained unbeaten on 21 off 17 balls with one boundary and a six to ensure a total of 127 for 7 in 20 overs.