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In the second semi-final of Red Bull Campus Cricket Men’s National Finals played in Mohali, LJ College defeated DAVV by a huge margin of 53 runs to make it to the final.
Bowling well in T20 cricket is not easy. Often bowlers get beaten up. However, it also happens that where many bowlers are beaten in a team, then one still bowls effectively. It is also rare where a bowler takes a lot of wickets and proves to be very economical. Such scenes are rarely seen and one such scene was seen in a T20 match in Mohali, where a left-arm spinner not only got wickets in bunches, but also showed such skimping in giving runs that the batsmen suffocated. .
These days T20 tournament is being played between universities in Mohali. Teams from universities and colleges from different parts of the country are participating in the Red Bull Campus Cricket Men’s National Tournament. The semi-final matches of this tournament were played on Friday 10th June, in which News LJ College of Gujarat faced Devi Ahilyabai University of Indore in the second semi-final. In this match, LJ College won easily, in which the team’s spinner Smit Patel’s amazing bowling contributed significantly.
LJ College batted first in the match. The team’s batsmen batted with a bang and scored a strong score of 173 runs. Dhawal Pandya scored the most runs for the team. This right-handed batsman played a brilliant innings and gave 46 runs in just 22 balls. During his innings, Pandya hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from him, opener Yashraj Joshi also scored 30 runs in 17 balls. For DAVV, Shubham Gunjal gave only 25 runs in 4 overs and took 4 wickets.
In response to this, the batting of DAVV never appeared in its color. The bowlers of LJC did not give a chance to the top batsmen of the team to play freely. This is the reason that the team could score only 52 runs in 9 overs and 3 wickets had fallen. Captain Pawan Nirwani was batting fast for the team, but as soon as spinner Smit Patel got his wicket in the 16th over, the autumn started and the team lost 5 wickets within just 14 runs. DAVV’s innings was reduced to just 120 runs and Smit Patel’s biggest contribution was in this. He not only took 5 wickets, but spent only 7 runs in his 3 overs.