Rajajinagar take on Star CA in final

Batting first, NUCC scored a modest 287 for nine in 55 overs with Sri Karthik (95) scoring the bulk of the runs in their first innings.

Rajajinagar, despite a handful of useful contributions, were bundled out for 259 in 53.1 overs in their first essay. In the second innings, National United added another 163 runs in 30 overs to the 28-run lead they had established at the end of the first innings, leaving Rajajinagar with 191 runs to chase down.

Rajajinagar lost four wickets in reply but Raghu (68 n.o.) and Manoj (66 n.o.) steadied the ship and carried them through to 192 for four in in 28.3 overs to take them to the summit clash where they will face Star Cricket Association.

In the other semifinal, Star CA were bowled out for 247 in 51 overs by Elite Blues Cricket Club. R Raghavendra top-scored for Star CA with 70 runs while  Sagar was the pick of the bowlers for Elite Blues CC.

Elite Blues CC failed to capitalise on the situation as they were dimissed for 184 in 46.4 overs. Raghavendra, aided by Suresh NH (3/52), chipped in with the ball as well by scalping three wickets.

Brief scores (semifinals): National United CC: 287/9 in 55 overs (Subramanya Raju 26, Umashankar 52, Sri Karthik 95, Manjesh 29; Raghu 2-57, Sreekumar 4-56) and 163/8 in 30 overs (Subramanya Raju 50, Sharath 26, Jagannath BH 45; Sreekumar 3-50, Mallikarjun 3-46) lt to Rajajinagar Cricketers: 259 all out in 53.1 overs (Arun 33, Sreekumar 39, Murali 48; Sharath 4-86, Sri Karthik 5-104) and 192/4 in 28.3 overs (Raghu 68 n.o., Manoj 66 n.o.; Sharath 2-72, Harish 2-60).

Bangalore Star CA: 247 all out in 51 overs (J Pratheek 41, R Raghavendra 70, N Gurucharan 39, K Sashidhar 27; Sagar Bhandari 4-68, Harsha 3-58) bt Elite Blues Cricket Club: 184 all out in 46.4 overs (Ranjith 40, Harsha 35, Murali 34; Suresh NH 3-52, R Raghavendra 3-22, N Gurucharan 2-18).

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