The playoff weekend of the RMSG tennis games ended in an anti-climax with rain playing villain just before the finals were scheduled to start. As a result the finals have been postponed to Sunday, August 13th at 8:30 am at Memorial Park.
Earlier in the day the path to the finals was determined. In the first match of the day, local team Royal Strikers took on the CTCL champions, Jaguars, in the only quarter finals. Royal Strikers failed to put up a big score ending with just 52 runs in their 10 overs. But they bowled and fielded like professionals. At one point Jaguars needed just 20 in 4 overs but they kept losing wickets and in the end were all out for 40.
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In the first semifinals, Indian Broncos batted first and put up a decent 78 in their 10 overs. Sateesh (22) and Madhav (28) were the main scorers. Shinu had 2 wickets. In reply Doyle Group IT fell short by 15 runs. Prasath was the main scorer (20). Naresh plucked two top order wickets.
In the second semifinals, Rising Stars top order took control and at one point were scoring at 10 runs an over. They ended up with 79 runs. Asdeep (20) and Surya (27) were the main scorers. In reply Royal Strikers fought hard. Kervyn (21) and Akhil (19) brought them within striking distance but a lower order collapse gave Rising Stars a 6 run victory.
The THIRD place match between DGIT and Royal Strikers turned out to be a one sided affair. Vikesh played a gem of an inning scoring 49 runs in just 28 balls. Hari supported him with 27. DGIT scored 103 in 10 overs. In reply Royals Strikers lost quick wickets and were out of the hunt very early. Vamsi (20) and Avinash (20) put up some resistance. Royal strikers scored 63 in their 10 overs.