Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) teams Silver, Gold Fattani, Grey and Orange have booked their semi-final slots in the Oriental Cricket Club (OCC) 20-Overs Tournament following their quarter-final victories on Sunday.
At Indian Sports Club (ISC), MSC Silver beat OCC by 52 runs. They made 165 runs against OCC’s 113 runs.
Mubassir Amiji , Aasif Rustam and Minhaz Patel engineered Silver’s victory with individual contributions of 45 runs, 42 runs and 39 runs respectively. Hafes Sohel made 38 runs for OCC but his brilliant score was not enough to yield a win.
At the same venue, Gold Fattani confined MSC Blue to a defeat by eight runs. Gold made 120 runs in 20 overs while Blue made 112 runs all-out. Sadik Bhaththi made 47 runs and claimed three wickets to ensure a comfortable triumph for Gold.
MSC Grey earned their last-four slot following their triumph by 30 runs over MSC Purple at the OCC. Grey made 210 runs in the entire 20 overs while Purple settled for 180 runs.
At the same venue, MSC Orange managed to overcome their biggest rivals MSC White in just 18 overs. White were elected to bat first and they made 106 runs in 20 overs all-out. In reply, Orange made those runs with two overs to spare.
Angad Singh was the best player of the match as he made 51 runs for Orange. White’s batsman Imtyaz Badat and bowler Hamza Khan made 23 runs and took three wickets, respectively but their efforts were far from enough to rescue their team from defeat.
“This has been our sweetest victory in this competition. It is no mean achievement to beat White before completing our overs,” said Singh after the match.
According to the OCC chairperson Satish Zala, the semi-finals will be played after the end of Ramadan period next month. n