Bhubaneswar: In the second semi finals an excellent all round performance by Kundan Prajapati enabled Siksha o Anusandhan Deemed University to register an exciting one wicket victory over Ravanshaw University on Thursday.
SOA University restricted Ravanshaw to 136 for 9 in 20 overs and then reached the target with eight balls to spare.
Prajapati who captured two wickets conceding 26 runs played a match winning innings of 62 off 41 balls (4 fours and 5 sixes). Kanta Asit (28) was the next highest scorer for the hosts, while Piyush Prajapati (3/19) and Srijoy Mohanty (3/27) were among the best of the Ravenshaw bowlers.
Seshadeep Patra was Ravenshaw’s highest scorer with 48 off 36 balls (7 fours and 2 sixes) while skipper Prasanta Manthan 38 off 31 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes)was the other significant contributor.
Abhijit Parida (2/24), leg spinner Kundan Prajapati (2/26) and Abhinash Bhuyan (2/34) of SOA University shared the wickets.