After having a dream run yesterday, defeating Aravali and Shivalik in consecutive matches and securing a quarter-final berth, Nilgiri’s luck finally ran out against Satpura. With this victory Satpura has qualified for the semis and has also booked a spot in the Group A for next year’s tournament.
Nilgiri won the toss and elected to field first. Satpura displayed some excellent cricketing skills and was cruising at 76-0 in the 12th over. The openers smashed the ball all around the park and made life difficult for the bowlers. But, Nigiri saved their best for the last 5 overs and reduced Satpura from 101-1 in 15 overs to 130-9 in 20 overs. Udaiveer was the highest run getter with a knock of 42 runs.
Nil were off to a steady start but lost track in the middle overs.They were reduced to 46-3 in 10 overs and could never really recover from the assault of the Satpura bowlers. Owing to some immaculate line and length, Nilgiri wasn't able to score runs freely and finally lost the match by 17 runs. Udaiveer was judged the man of the match for his match winning performance with the bat.