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Ravenshaw beat Utkal enter SPL Final
Sportslogon Team February 12th 2018


Bhubaneswar : Ravenshaw University pipped Utkal University by one run to enter the final of the SOA Premier League (SPL) at the SOA Stadium here on Monday.

Winning the toss in the semifinal, Ravenshaw scored 129 for eight in the allotted 20 overs and then restricted Utkal to 128 for nine in the same number of overs. Ravenshaw will clash with hosts SOA (Deemed to be University), who got a walk-over against Sambalpur University in the other semifinal, in the final on Tuesday.

Liladhar Pradhan of Ravenshaw, who was adjudged the man of the match, hit 64 off 37 balls which included six sixes and four boundaries. For Utkal, Prabhu Prasad Samantaray claimed three wickets conceding 35 runs while Pratik Anurag Das took two wickets for 14 runs.

Utkal’s chase got derailed as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Debasish Samantaray (45, five fours, two sixes) was the highest contributor for the team while Ashutosh Das remained unbeaten on 20. Sunil Roul (3/22) and Sushil Barik (2/24) were the most successful Ravenshaw bowlers.

Brief Scores: Ravenshaw University 129/8 in 20 overs (L.Pradhan 64, P.P.Samantaray 3/35, P.A. Das 2/14) beat Utkal University 128 for 9 in 20 overs (D.Samantaray 45, A.Das 20 not out, S.Roul 3/22, S.Barik 2/24) by 1 run. .
This news was added and updated on : February 12th 2018
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