Put in to bat, Souvenir CC were restricted to 140 for seven wickets from their 20 overs.
Defending champions Parsee Gymkhana charged into the semi-finals after an emphatic 112-run victory over Sind Sports Club in a quarter-final match of the 69th Nawab Salar Jung Invitation T20 Cricket Tournament organised by the Islam Gymkhana at the Parsee Gymkhana ground on Friday.
After being sent in to bat first, Parsee Gym’s opener Nikhil Patil and number three batsman Aman Khan, both scored 78 runs each and helped their team pile up a massive total of 226 for the loss of just three wickets. Patil’s solid effort came from 46 balls and was studded with nine boundaries and four sixes while Khan faced 42 balls during his fiery knock, which included 11 hits to the fence and 2 huge sixes. The pair was involved in a second wicket partnership of 164 runs
Faced with the daunting task of scoring 227 for victory, Sind SC lost wickets at regular intervals and could only score 114 runs for 9 wickets. Left-handed middle-order bat Akhil Rajput top-scored with 28 runs. Parsee Gym’s left-arm medium pacer Vikas Singh picked 3 for 24 and left-arm spinner Sham Mulani took 2 for 13 and did most of the damage.
Meanwhile in a first round match, Payyade SC registered a convincing six-wicket victory against Souvenir CC to advance into the quarter-finals. Put in to bat, Souvenir CC were restricted to 140 for seven wickets from their 20 overs. Payyade coasted quite comfortably to victory by scoring 145 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets in 18.1 overs.