UAE: Autotech Moodbidri and Universal Steel FZCO Mulky Enter KPCL T 20 Finals

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UAE: Autotech Moodbidri and Universal Steel FZCO Mulky will clash in the finals of KPCL T20 Floodlit Tournament to be held on 6th March, 2015 at Ajman Oval Grounds, after winning their respective games on February 13.




In the first semi finals, Universal Steel FZCO, who batted first after winning the toss, were struggling at 3 for 20 runs however a good partnership of 83 runs between Naveen Olivera (37 runs) and Mohammad Sadiq (44 runs) helped Universal Steel reach a competitive score of 151 runs in 20 overs. Spiders Kundapura began their chase on a positive note with Richard Rodrigues scoring 43 runs but kept loosing wickets at regular intervals due to the fine bowling from Naveen Olivera 3/31 and Nelson Pinto 3/21, and fell short by 32 runs. Naveen Olivera was declared the Man of the Match for his all-round performance.

Match 21 (Semi Final 1) Universal Steel FZCO Mulky vs Spiders Kundapura (13th February 2015)
Toss Won by Universal Steel FZCO Mulky and Elected to Bat.

Man of the Match: Naveen Olivera of Universal Steel FZCO Mulky

Universal Steel FZCO Mulky 151 All Out in 20 overs.
Mohammad Sadiq 44 (31 balls, 2×6, 4×4), Naveen Olivera 37 (37 balls, 3×6,1×4)
Jayson D 4-35-2

Spiders Kundapura 119 All Out in 17.3 overs
Richard Rodrigues 43 (30 balls, 3×6, 4×4), Jayson 19 (14 balls, 4×4)
Shafiq Ahmed 3-26-2, Naveen Olivera 4-31-3, Nelson Pinto 3.3-21-3

Universal Steel FZCO won by 32 runs.

In the second semi finals, Prince XI Padubidri, winning the toss and batting first, were given a flying start by Ajith Nalluraya (23 runs off 12 balls).  At the end of 20 overs Prince XI Padubidri could only score 145 in 20 overs with Jayesh Suvarna scoring the most with 43 in 28 balls. For Autotech Moodbidri, Mohammad Kamil 3/12, Sharan Pinto 3/34 and Ubaida 3/ 36 were responsible in restricting Prince XI Padubidri from scoring a big target. Chasing a modest target, Autotech Moodbidri went off to a blazing start with openers Prashanth Braggs (53 in 25 balls) and Zia Qazi (52 off 33 balls) fostering a 107 opening wicket partnership. Ubaida continued the onslaught scoring 28 off 12 balls to chase down the target in 11.4 overs. Mohammad Kamil was awarded the Man of the Match for his tight bowling performance.

Match 22 (Semi Final 2) Autotech Moodbidri Vs Prince XI Padubidri (13th February 2015)
Toss Won by Prince XI Padubidri and Elected to Bat.
Man of the Match: Mohammad Kamil of Autotech Moodbidri

Prince XI Padubidri 145 All Out in 20 overs.
Ajith Nalluraya 23 (12 balls, 3×6, 1×4), Jayesh Suvarna 43 (28balls, 2×6, 4×4)
Ubaida 4-36-3, Sharon Pinto 4-34-3, Mohammad Kamil 4-12-3

Autotech Moodbidri 150 for 1 in 11.4 overs
Prashanth Braggs 53 no (25 balls, 2×6, 7×4), Zia Qazi 52 (33 balls, 4×6, 5×4), Ubaida 28 no (12 balls, 4×6), Farhan Beary 2-29-1

Autotech Moodbidri won by 9 wickets.

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