The second semi-final encounter between KARA and ZANSKAR went down to the wire . Kara was oozing with confidence after topping the group A while Zanskar was also on a high coming in the match after a bossy victory over Udaigiri.
Kara was the first to bat on a seemingly spin-friendly turf. Zanskar laden with spinners leashed their attack on the Kara batsmen. The ball was moving around a bit which coupled with the immaculate line and length of the bowlers tested the Kara batsmen. After a steady start ,they were reduced to 57-4 in the 12th over. Kara however showed some fight in the final overs and took their score to a respectable 120 owing to some smart batting by Sagar.
In reply,Zanskar was off to a flier scoring 43 runs in the first 6 overs without any damage. Just as it seemed a Zanskar game, captain Moolchand struck in his 2 consecutive overs and caused panic in the zanskar camp. Needing about 55 runs in the last 10 overs ,Zanskar made a complete mockery of their hardwork and finally needed 14 runs of the last over. After as many as 4 run-outs in the last over ,the inevitable was waiting for Zanskar. Finally,Kara were won the game by 3 runs. Kara booked their final’s ticket with this victory and will lock horns with Satpura in the final.