Payyade, Parsee in semis

 Mumbai
Payyade, Parsee in semis

Defending champions Payyade Sports Club and Parsee Gymkhana win to enter the semi-finals, in the 68th Salar Jung Community Invitation T20 Cricket Tournament.

Payyade will take on Souvenir Sports Club, while Parsee Gymkhana will play Islam Gymkhana in the semi-finals.

Runners-up in the Prabhodan Tournament last week, a formidable Payyade restricted Sind Sports Club to a paltry 97 as left arm medium pacer Royston Dias and left arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar swept three wickets. Payyade raced to the winning target without loss in just 7.4 overs with openers Akhil Herwadkar smashing a quickfire 54 with nine boundaries and two sixes and Eknath Kerkar scoring 41with three boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

Putting in to bat by Worli Sports Club, Parsee Gymkhana scored 187 for seven in 20 overs as Aakarshit Gomel hit 71 runs that included four boundaries and an equal number of sixes. Worli SC were skittled out in 16.5 overs as Abhimanyu Vashishtha claimed four for 16 and Saddam Mulani took two for 23.

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