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BSL 4: As it ended !!!

Mallick’s 50 helps Ayyannars clinch the titleBSL-IV came to a close last weekend with the Ravee Kumar led Assault Ayyannars (AA) prevailing over Nishanth AJ led Ravana Sena (RS), thereby preventing Nishanth from becoming the first captain to lift two successive trophies. There were many opportunities for RS to win the match, but Assault Ayyannars were able to hold their nerve and prevent that from being the case. Here’s a full review of the final weekend of this exciting 6-week tournament:Entertainer of the week: While most have struggled to time the ball on this slow wicket, there is one man who has hit the middle every single time and that is Tarun, VV’s stylish wicket-keeper and opening batsman. Tarun’s audacious assault on the hapless Thundering Typhoons bowling on Saturday paved the way for a VV triumph. His 46 off 29 balls powered VV to a very good score of 134 for 7. In all, he struck 4 fours and 1 six in his innings. His 152 runs in the tournament have come at a staggering str…

BSL4: Its time for the Semi-finals !!!

The first semi-final of BSL IV will see Bharath Sequeira led 'The Centaurs' (TC) take on Ravee Kumar’s Assault Ayyannars (AA). The winner of this match will enter the finals on Sunday not only as favorites but with the added advantage of being more keyed up and fresh since the second semi-final is scheduled before the finals. If their previous meeting in the group stage is any indication, this semi-final promises to be a humdinger with AA keen to avenge their narrow loss to TC earlier.Full match preview is below:
Semi-Final I - TC vs AA (12.30 pm on 9th December 2017)
·Form:TC has had a good run with 4 consecutive wins in the Master’s Group, one of them coming against AA in a close contest two weekends ago. TC have been convincing in every match they have played in the tournament and their only loss to Zombie Killers on the opening weekend can be attributed to early tournament jitters. AA, on the other hand, has lost a couple of matches of late and thus may start off on the back…

BSL 4: A weekend that will decide the Champions of BSL 4

The fourth edition of Bangalore Cricket Guild’s BSL tournament reaches a crescendo this weekend at Gopalan Sports Academy. 5 teams, namely, The Centaurs (TC); Ravana Sena (RS) and Assault Ayyannars (AA) from the Master’s Group and Thundering Typhoons (TT) and Villainous Vampires (VV) from the Do-or-Die group have survived to make it to the tournament’s last weekend. The two survivors from the Do-or-Die group – TT and VV will face off in an Eliminator match on Saturday with the winner playing against RS in the second semi-final on Sunday. Full match preview is below:
Match I -  TT vs VV (8.30 am on 9th December 2017)
·Form:These two teams’ BSL campaigns could not have been more contrasting. TT have been confident, aggressive and apart from a critical loss against Drakon Force have been in control for a majority of the tournament. They were also the first team to qualify from the Do-or-Die group. On the other hand, VV has had a stop-start tournament, losing both shoot-out matches to RS, w…