Aga Khan SC A eyes Caravans A's scalp in Kazim Nasser tourney Div A's

29May 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Aga Khan SC A eyes Caravans A's scalp in Kazim Nasser tourney Div A's

AGA Khan SC A cricketers will be out to inch closer to lifting this season's Dar es Salaam Cricket (DC) Kazim Nasser Memorial League (KNML) Division A's top honour, as they confront Caravans A team in the showdown's second semi-final tomorrow.

Aga Khan SC A's cricketer Arslaan Premji will be seeking to help his side come out victorious in the 2021's Dar es Salaam Cricket (DC) Kazim Nasser Memorial League (KNML) Division A last four's encounter with Caravans A, slated for tomorrow. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CARAVANS CRICKET CLUB

Winners of the clash, which will take place at Leaders Club venue, will take on Alaf Aces A in the final, which will take place the same day.

Alaf Ace A's cricketers made it to the final following a resounding six-wicket victory over Aga Khan SC A in the semi-final termed as 'Qualifier 1', which took place last week.

The Aga Khan SC A against Caravans A clash promises to be a pulsating meet, given either of the outfits will be out to prove they are no pushovers.

Senior cricketers that include Abhik Patwa, skipper Riziki Kiseto, and Vishal Patel will, on the one hand, seek to catapult Aga Khan SC A to a convincing victory by staging impressive showing.

The mentioned players have played a pivotal role in the squad's ability to make it to the semi-finals, given they have made the most of their experience.

They will link up with promising cricketers including Jassani brothers, Arshaan and Aahil, Sadick Iddi, Dhrumit Mehta, and Arsalaan Premji to keep Caravans A squad in check.

It is an opportunity for Aga Khan SC A to substantiate their pedigree in domestic cricket and prove their loss to Alaf Aces A outfit in the first of the last four clashes was mere slip up.

The 'Qualifier 1' had Aga Khan SC A recording 162 runs for seven wickets in 19.5 overs after having won the toss and opted to start batting.

Patwa started well after he had been given a reprieve by Alaf Aces A's Kibwana Salum and Ejaz Aziz, who dropped catches from the Aga Khan SC A opening batsman's bat.

The experienced cricketer cracked several good shots and took the game away until the 12th over, he got out with the team's score at 96 runs.

He notched 68 runs comprising three sixes and nine fours, turning out to b a top run getter.

Arshaan scored 46 runs off 41 balls, with his score including four fours and a six, bringing about hopes the squad can score more than 180 runs.

Disciplined bowling by Alaf Aces A's Mohammad Ali prevented Aga Khan SC A from ending their innings with a bigger score.

Ali ended with two wickets, giving away 20 runs in his four overs.

Salum as well took two wickets, fellow bowlers, Ali Mpeka, Salum Jumbe, and Ankit Baghel, posted one wicket each.

In reply Alaf Aces A started the chase quite sensibly and cautiously, with Baghel, who is extremely flamboyant and attacking-minded batsman, playing sensibly.

The all-rounder paced his outfit and his innings ended with the cricketer posting 62 runs which consisted of seven fours and two sixes.

Alaf Aces A lost Jumanne Mohamed in 3.2 overs with the squad's score at 20 runs and Baghel carried on with skilfull batting.

The cricketer's attacking approach was there but the shots were extremely calculative, he got out with the club's score at 87 runs.

Experienced skipper, Bhavesh Govind, forged a solid stand with Mpeka, making certain of their club's victory with skilfull shots.

Bhavesh hit the winning shot, a six, from Aga Khan SC A's Harsheed Chouhan delivery.

Caravans A's cricketers, on the other hand, will be out to see to it they are still within reach of the competition's title.

They are set to line up such competent players like Sreejith Kumar, Jitin Singh, Hamisi Abdallah, Kassim Nassor, and Manoj Kumar to post a win over Aga Khan SC A.

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