Two matches on, with one massive win against Empee and an otherwise avoidable loss against Ashok Leyland, TAFE enters the quarterfinals in the tournament.
The match against Empee was a cake walk for TAFE. In the allotted 15 overs, the TAFE team scored a massive 173 for the loss of four wickets. Aravind was 63 not out when stumps were drawn. The openers, Vivek Seshan and Sokkanathan amassed 55 runs in the first four overs.
On the fall of openers, spectators were yet again treated by some good batting display by Irumbidiar and Vijay Srinivas. The wicket keeping was done by Rupesh. The opponents, Empee’s batsmen were packed to the pavilion for a meager 60 runs.
Anand Vijay and Vivek Srinivasan scalped four and three wickets respectively to see TAFE enter the quarterfinals with this win. After ensuring the quarterfinal berth, with a reshuffled team, TAFE had the match against the mighty Ashok Leyland. The match was played after a few hours of their first match and they lost on a poor run rate.
TAFE had mustered 106 in their 15 overs. The wicket keeper Rupesh had his fireworks with bat, which was amply supported by Irumbidiar, Vijay Srinivas and Aravind. Irumbidiar went on to take two wickets later on.
At the end of the fourth over, when Ashok Leyland was on 29/2 rain interrupted and the game was stopped. It restarted after a while and then again only four overs were possible. In the eighth over played by Ashok Leyland were able to accumulate 68 runs for two wickets. As per the organisers’ rule, Ashok Leyland was declared winner.
TAFE has now to play in quarterfinals with the team that emerges from other groups and we are sure the team will put up a strong combination in the matches to come
Cheers to the TAFE Team!