Visveswarapuram face Century in final

 Anand Katti’s good showing with the ball in the first innings gave Visveswarapuram Cricket Club a massive 264-run victory over Vikram Cricket Club in the semifinal of the KSCA Group I, Division IV league cum knockout tournament for the Metro Shield.

Visveswarapuram CC scored 245/8 in their first innings with Yere Goud top scoring with 82 while he was ably supported by Manoj Bhandage, who contributed with a fine half century (56).

In response, Vikram CC were bowled out for 78 in their first innings thanks to Katti’s 6/10 as Suraj Yadav and Goud ,backing his performance with the bat, picked up 2/7.

In their second hit, Vikram CC were bundled out for ten runs fewer, 68, than their first innings score.

Akshay Chenniga and Bharath R accounted for half the Vikram CC side.
Akshay was wrecker-in-chief with 3-12.

Visveswarapuram CC will face Century Cricketers in the final of the tournament after they overcame Dolphin Cricketers by 178 runs in the other semifinal.

Brief scores: Visveswarapuram Cricket Club (2): 245/8 in 55 overs (Manoj Bhandage 56, Deven 28, Nitin Mulki 25, Yere Goud 82; Benedict Raj 3-75, Nikhil Shivaprasad 2-57, Praveen 2-37) and 165/6 in 30 overs (Venkatesh Pawar 50, Raghavendra 31, Bharath R 37; Praveen 3-44) bt Vikram Cricket Club: 78 all out in 31.1 overs (Akash S 40; Suraj Yadav 2-7, Anand Katti 6-10, Yere Goud 2-7) and 68 all out in 13.3 overs (Joseph 2-18, Akshay Chenniga 3-12, Bharath R 2-10).

Century Cricketers: 328/6 in 55 overs (Arvind 76, Anbu 99, Mahesh Patil BM 56, Suresh 65 n.o.; Shamoun 2-55, Krishna 3-88) and 181/9 in 30 overs (Arvind 42, Prithvi Neal 33; Pranav B 3-65, Meezan 4-46) bt Dolphin Cricketers: 140 all out in 49.4 overs (Dheemanth 73; Gulshan 2-22, Ullas AR 2-20, Praveen 4-27) and 191/4 in 30 overs (Ibrahim 63, Vikram PS 63, Mahesh Patil BM 2-48).

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