170 teams across 26 cities compete for the title of the best college cricket team
Mumbai, April 10, 2017: After a spectacular season in 2016, Red Bull Campus Cricket returns to bowl over budding cricketers in the country. Taking the competition up one more notch, the global, T20 college cricket tournament has added two new cities Patna & Jamshedpur to its roster and will witness the highest participation ever with 170 teams across 26 cities.
Taking place from February 27 to the first week of April, the Red Bull Campus Cricket city qualifiers started simultaneously in Cochin and Hyderabad and continued to Mumbai. Jhunjhunwala College, XI defeated Podar College XI, and Rizvi College, XI defeated Ruparel College, XI in closely contested semi-final matches. With the city championship title at stake, all the players gave it their best to come out on top and win the final. But Jhunjhunwala College, XI turned out to be the better team by displaying an exceptional cricketing performance and defeating Rizvi College, XI by 5 wickets. Shams Mulani scored 42 runs out of 26 balls & Bhavin Darji took 1 wicket in 4 overs.
Finals Scorecard: *Rizvi College, XI 168-3 (Aakarshit Gomil 101 not out) Jhunjhunwala College, XI 169-5 (Twenty20)
Jhunjhunwala College, XI will now represent Mumbai and face off against six other cities in the Zonal finals. Top two teams from each zone will then compete in the National finals, where the teams will play in the knock-out rounds of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals respectively. The National winner will then represent India in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Series Championship 2017.
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