Gymkhana, Jaffery, Burhani & Sports Club through to the Semis.
Coast Gymkhana and Mombasa Sports club battle for the first final slot this coming weekend as the winner goes straight to the final whilst the loser faces the winner of the second tier semi-finalists Mombasa Jaffery and Burhani Sports Club who have to win their own battle before facing off the loser of the first match to enter into the finals of this annual prestigious T20 Coast Tournament.
Last weekend, Coast Gymkhana were comprehensively beaten by Burhani Sports Club in their serious bid to take on all odds to secure the T20 Cup and regain their lost glory of yester-years whilst Mombasa Sports Club emphatically beat Mombasa Heats by ten wickets to enforce their dominance over the coast cricketing sides. Batting first Gymkhana posted 121 runs in 20 overs hoping their bowlers would be able to defend the total. Devarshi Brambhatt (33) and Kamal Gohil (24) valiantly struggling against some excellent fielding from Burhani that saw 3 run outs and 4 excellent catches. In reply, Hussein Mukarram (23) and Yusuf Vejlani (23) batted sensibly to take their side safely to 122 with five wickets in hand and eight deliveries to spare. Coast Gymkhana still managed to lead their table and will face Mombasa Sports Club in the first Semi Final that will determine the first finalist of the T20 Zahra cup. - Full Scorecard
In the second game of the day, Mombasa Heats managed a paltry 89 runs for 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs as Mombasa Sports Club bowled a decent line and fielded well. In reply, Muhammad Al Hirazi (42)* and Yusuf Bakirali (40)* played a well thought out innings to take their side to victory in 11.2 overs without losing any wickets. - Full Scorecard
Burhani SC takes on Jaffery SC and the winner of the eliminator will play the loser of the first semi final in the second semi finals. Plenty of drama still to unfold as all four teams posed to win this tournament battle it out this weekend at the Burhani grounds.