Shanthinagar set up final with Spartons

Shanthinagar set up final with Spartons

Spartons Sports Club will lock horns with Shanthinagar Cricketers in the summit clash of the KSCA Group I, Division V tournament for the JB Mallaradhya Trophy.

While Spartons scored a six-wicket win over Jayanagar Cricketers in a straightforward affair in one semifinal, Shanthinagar had to put their best foot forward to edge past a battling Deccan United Cricket Club by the narrowest margin of one run in the other last-four encounter.

Brief scores: Jayanagar Cricketers: 242/9 in 55 overs (Shubhakanta Behera 33, Narendran N 80, Shaban Khan 52; Suresh Shinde 5-95, Sachin Goutam 2-58) and 130/8 in 30 overs (Shubhakanta Behera 26, Sachin MR 26; Suresh Shinde 4-52, Manish 2-36) lt to Spartons Sports Club: 203 all out in 48.1 overs (Nikhil Ghadage 37, BH Jagannath 44; Vinay Chandra 2-28, Sajid Ahmed 3-50, Shubhakanta Behera 4-53) and 173/4 in 28.3 overs (Lakshman 59, Guruprasad Swamy 64; Vinay Chandra 2-48, Sajid 2-60).

Shanthinagar Cricketers: 249 all out in 55 overs (AG Deepak 61, Sunil Shankar 83; KN Ranganath 3-48, Vinay 6-95) and 155/9 in 30 overs (R Navali 29, Deepak AG 37; Vinay 5-68, Shiv Sharan 3-19) bt Deccan United Cricket Club: 205 all out in 54.3 overs (Kiran 42, Krishnan 37; Alok 2-41, Sudeep Reddy 3-39, P Sriram 2-23) and 198/7 in 30 overs (David Johnson 41, Vinay 79, Kiran 25; Alok 2-61, Ashish 4-64).