Young players display of sporting skills in the semi-finals enthralls spectators

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Lucknow, 1 February : The sixth day of the International School Cricket League ‘ISCL-2023’, organized by City Montessori School, Kanpur Road Campus, belonged to the promising young players who displayed their best to take their respective teams to the finals. Today at ISCL 2023, the semi-final matches were played in which the young cricketers gave a full display of their sporting talents. It may be mentioned that 16 teams from various prestigious schools from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Oman, Nepal and India are participating in this international cricket tournament.

The first semi-final match of ISCL-2023 was played at CMS Kanpur Road Cricket ground between Bal Bhavan International School, Delhi and Aster Public School, Noida. In this low-scoring match of matching talents, the talent of the young players was worth watching, as they amazed the spectators with a brilliant performance of tight bowling and excellent fielding. Batting first, Aster Public School could manage only 74 runs losing all its 10 wickets in 16.1 overs. APS Noida batsmen looked helpless in front of tight bowling and excellent fielding by Bal Bhavan, Delhi players. From Bal Bhavan, Prince Rana took 4 wickets in 4 overs and gave only 8 runs including one maiden over. In the second innings, chasing a target of 75, the Bal Bhavan International School team also had to face a lot of pressure from the Aster bowlers. However, Delhi captain Aditya Chaudhary played patiently and scored 27 runs in 32 balls, while Prince Rana remained unbeaten after scoring 13 runs in 7 balls. Thus, Bal Bhavan International School, Delhi won the match by scoring 79 runs in 14.5 overs and entered the finals. Bal Bhawan player Prince Rana was declared the Man of the Match.

The second semi-final match played at the Multi-Activity Centre ground between Ammenity Public School, Uttarakhand and Gyan Ganga Public School, Patna, Bihar, also saw a tough fight. GGPS Patna won the toss and decided to field. Batting first, Ammenity got off to a flying start and crossed the hundred mark in 12 overs. Ammenity’s openning pair Abhinav Sharma made 30 off 32 balls while Ashish Siwach scoring 20 off 11 balls made a solid start while Shubham Lamba remained unbeaten on 45 off 22 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes in the last over. Thus, Ammenity Public School, Uttarakhand scored 190 runs losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. GGPS Patna, however, could not get off to a good start as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. The first wicket of GGPS fell at 4 runs. Although captain Rahul Ratan tried to increase the run rate by playing an inning of 42 runs in 23 balls, the whole team was dismissed for 148 runs in 19.1 overs.  Ammenity Public School, Uttarakhand, thus entered the finals by winning the match by 42 runs.

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