CLINICAL OZONE CRICKET ACADEMY MAKES WAY INTO THE SEMI-FINALS

RAHUL SINGH (pr@tdsstar.com)

Noida Extension: Ozone Cricket Academy’s Clinical performance in the quarterfinals of N.M. Memorial Cricket Tournament 2018 was enough to claim the last semi-final spot remaining on Wednesday at Teevra Cricket Ground. Ozone CA were victorious over DS Cricket Academy by 5 wickets.

After winning the toss Ozone Cricket Academy’s decided to bowl first. DS Cricket Academy’s Shantanu and Ashutosh opened the innings for them as they look to set a good score on the board. Very Soon Ozone CA looked like struggling against them as DS CA started putting up pressure on the bowling team with runs getting leaked very quickly. The opening pair made a brilliant start to the innings and built an opening partnership of 89 runs. Shantanu scored a half century whereas Ashutosh contributed with his vital 36 run inning. Till the time DS CA were at no loss Ozone CA found themselves on backfoot. But as soon as they got their first wicket they came back into the match strongly. Mukul’s tight spell and his couple of wickets brought Ozone back in the game and they restricted DS CA to just 188 in 40 overs.

When Ozone came to bat in the second innings they knew if they managed few good partnerships they’ll win this game and they did exactly the same thing. Ozone kept on making decent partnerships with every batsman at least getting to a double figure. Karan’s 39 off 70 deliveries and Aniket’s 40 run knock in 48 balls helped Ozone chase down this score in 37.4 overs at an expense of just 5 wickets. The only positives for DS CA was Shantanu’s impressive all round performance in the match. 54 in the first innings and 2 for 23 in his 8 overs while bowling.

Aniket and Shantanu’s all-round performance for their respective teams saw them winning the man of the match and the player of the match award.

 

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