The Kurla school declared their first innings at 314-9. At close of play, Al Barkaat lead by 103 runs. Abhishek conceded 44 runs off his 25 overs, which included 13 maidens. While Rajesh was a bit expensive, giving away 50 runs in his 13.1 overs.

Rajesh Sardar and Abhishek Pandey
Rajesh Sardar (left) and Abhishek Pandey yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble

With just a day left, the chances of Kurla team moving to the final is almost certain, but coach Nafees Khan still wants to hold back the celebration.  “Rizvi are a good team and they are capable of staging a comeback. So, we cannot afford to celebrate,” said Khan.

Meanwhile, Rizvi coach Raju Pathak said: “We dropped a few catches on Day One and they went on to score over 300. Also, our captain Satyalaksh Jain was injured, but I am happy with the way they played today.”