GUWAHATI, March 1 � Defending champions Mangalam Monks cruised into the final of the 2nd GTC-LNJ Corporate Champions League Cricket Tournament.
Monks earned a deserving 14-run victory against Gateway Royals in the second semifinal at the Judges� Field here last evening.
In the well contested encounter, Monks scored 163 for the loss of six wickets after making a brilliant recovery from 92 for five.
Gateway batsmen made a hot chase but failed to cross the target as they fell 14 runs short. In the final, Monks will play against Ruby Star which defeated News Live in the first semifinal on Friday.
Brief scores: Monks 163/6 (Sib Sankar Roy 45). Gateway 149 (Mujibur Ali 45, Hokaito Zhimomi 38, Mrigen Talukdar 2/32).