|A BIT player gets ready to play a shot against CIMP in the first semi-final of Social Premier League at Moinul Haque Stadium in Patna on Saturday. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey
Patna, Jan. 25: BIT-Patna and IIM-Ranchi will come face to face in the final of the Rukmani Buildtech Social Premier League at Moinul Haque Stadium tomorrow.
Both the teams entered into the final of the tournament, powered by Airtel, after nail-biting semi-finals. The Telegraph is media partner of the tournament organised by Young Indians, a wing of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
In the first semi-final, BIT-Patna won the toss against Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna (CIMP), and elected to bat. In the 12-over match, the team put up 123 runs after losing five wickets with skipper Abhinav scoring the highest, 36.
The CIMP team had a poor start and could not recover from the loss of quick wickets and the whole team was bundled out for just 56 runs.
Chinmay Prabhakar of BIT was judged at the man of the match for his performance with both the ball and the bat. “Once we had a good score, the team’s confidence was high and knew that we had a chance of winning,” Abhinav said.
Earlier, IIM-Ranchi won their match against National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna, in a low-scoring league match winning it by seven wickets.
They kept their winning streak alive by winning the semi-final too as they thrashed their opponent, IIT-Patna, by 31 runs to enter the final. IIM-Ranchi won the toss and elected to bat with a score of 128 runs for five wickets. IIT-Patna could not reach even the 100-mark.
After the game, Ravi Babu, the captain, who was the highest scorer with 41 runs off 20 deliveries, said they were looking forward to win the trophy and take it to Ranchi.
“Our bowlers did a wonderful job and our fielding was very tight too. Though we could not pick any wicket, we made them work very hard for runs and they couldn’t score more than 97 even with wickets in hand. We are winning and we want to continue it tomorrow too,” Ravi told The Telegraph.