Hawks win in Super Over, enter IJPL semifinals.
Members of Hyderabad Hawks after their win against Ranchi Boosters in the IJPL Talent Hunt on Monday. (Supplied photo)
In a sensational finish, Hyderabad Hawks beat Ranchi Booster in the Super Over after both teams' scorers were tied after the mandatory 20 overs, to enter the semifinals of the Indian Junior Players League Talent Hunt at the ICC Academy Oval 2 ground on Wednesday.
In the Super Over, Ranchi Boosters lost their nerves and responded with only four runs for two wickets in response to Hyderabad Hawks' seven runs for one wicket.
Joining them in the top-four are Punjab Tigers, who thrashed UP Heroes by 32 runs in the other quarterfinal match, while in a late match held last evening, Rajasthan Roarers beat Chennai Champs by 16 runs.
The stakes will be high in the IJPL semifinals to be played on Thursday, as Dehradun Rockers take on Hyderabad Hawks while Punjab Tigers face off Rajasthan Roarers.
The Boosters-Hawks quarterfinals witnessed a number of twists and turns after both teams ended 84 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
Brief scores: Hyderabad Hawks bt Ranchi Boosters in the Super 0ver. Ranchi Boosters 84 runs all out in 19.5 overs (Shane Ali 24, Harshit Raj 16, Sivam Mishra 10; Sai Sivalenka 4/16, Sai Chowdhary 2/8, Fahad Nawaz 2/11). Hyderabad Hawks 84 for 9 in 20 overs (Sai Sivalenka 32, Sai Chowdhary 21; Arpit Kumar 2/10).
Punjab Tigers 133 for 7 in 20 overs (Bheem Kanwar 47, Monarch Goyal 24, Yugam Gautam 17; Yajurveda Janmeda 4/16, A. Chaturvedi 2/32) bt UP Heroes 101 in 19 overs (Yajurveda Janmeda 31, A. Chaturvedi 17; Yugam Gautam 5/13, Manpreet Saini 2/15, A Mehly 2/29).
Rajasthan Roarers 119 all out in 19 overs (Devesh 33, Keshav Sharma 21, Younus Ali 14; Salman Khan 5/23, Renju Koshy 2/31) bt Chennai Champs 103 in 19.3 overs (Vignesh 26, Sriraman 16, Vishal 15; Ajay Tanwar 4/25, Akasha 2/4, Younus Ali 2/28).
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|Date:||Sep 27, 2017|
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