The Semi-finals on Saturday 2 Jan, between the Belgaum Superkings and the Gosavi’s Royal Hounds saw a scintillating win by the Belgaum Superkings who had to put in all their skills to overcome a not very big score, but very good bowling and fielding by their opponents.
The target of 113 put up by Gosavi’s Royal Hounds was anything but impossible for the Belgaum Superkings but they struggled in the beginning, the pitch acting unfavorably and lost some crucial wickets and were about 30 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the first ten overs, but batsman Imran (who has been playing quite consistently), with Shoaib Manager, put up a partnership of 29 runs in 2 overs that changed the course of the game and finally the match ended in a tie!
The match was absolutely a very nail biting, tension filled one for both the teams’ supporters, who saw their adrenaline rush to the hilt.
The final win was decided upon one Super over each to be played.
This saw an amazing display of good bowling by the Captain of Belgaum Superkings’ Chetan Williams, who bowled the Super over to take 3 wickets and conceded 4 runs to the Gosavi’s Royal Hounds.
The Belgaum Superkings’ batsman Joshi hit a four in the first ball of their Super over and a six in the second ball to wrap up the match in a beautiful Win to enter the Finals, against the PVG warriors.
The match had it been relayed in other places of Karnataka and in entire India, would have thrilled the Cricket lovers.
A good network of relay channels to cover all Sports is a very essential in India, be it Cricket, or Kabbaddi, or Badminton or any other sport. The Convenors, Sponsors and all people concerned should take the initiative to bring Sports to all.
This piece of writing is just a synopsis about the day’s sports scene, that I watched live and is not a much-authenticated scoreboard, or a Cricket commentary.