SILCHAR, Jan 20 - Banking on all-round team performance, Aabeg News Rockers earned the semifinal berth thrashing the YASE Press Fighters in the second match of the ongoing BUKSS-Jookto Media Cricket Fest on Saturday.
Batting first, YASE Press Fighters were bundled out for a poultry total of 86 runs in 14.3 overs. Shubhadeep Dutta played cameo innings of 20 runs in 16 balls with 3 fours. Ganesh Nandi was the pick of the bowlers picking up four wickets for just 13 runs.
Chasing the target, the News rockers scored the required runs in just 12.2 overs losing three wickets. Openers Aniruddha Laskar (22), Shyam Sinha (21) and Sanjib Singh (19) were their leading scorers.
In another match, Aminaaz Khobor Heroes lost to Siv Durga Media Panthers by 8 wickets. Despite scoring 131 runs they could not capitalise on the advantage due to sloppy fielding and gritty batting from Amalava Das who scored the first fifty of the tournament. He remained not out on 67 runs along with Subrata Das on 37.