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As the four teams that have booked a spot in the semi-finals gear up for the final stretch to become the Corporate Cricket Champions, let's have a look at how they arrived here. The semi-finalists are all the teams that topped their respective groups.
Group A: FlipKart
(2 wins, 1 no result)
FlipKart played their first game of the group stage against ANZ who won the toss and elected to bat first. ANZ put up 151 on the board for FlipKart to chase which proved to be an easy target. Thanks to two excellent knocks from MOTM Gaurav (59* off 40) and their opener Shabaz (51 off 43).
FlipKart's game against Amazon got washed out due to perpetual rains and both the teams were awarded a point each.
FlipKart won the toss and elected to bowl first in a shortened game (15 overs) that proved to be a low-scoring one. EMC2 managed only 81 in their 15 overs, losing their last wicket on the last ball of the innings. And despite the clouds looming around and threatening to washout the game, FlipKart smoothly sailed to the target.
Group B: Accenture
(2 wins, 1 no result)
In the second rain shortened game of the tournament, Netapp won the toss and elected to bowl. Accenture lost 7 wickets and made just 69 runs to show for it in their 15 overs. Netapp began confidently and almost crossed the line but fell short because of a late innings collapse. They finished at 62/6.
vs. Sumeru Solutions
The game was washed out due to the rain and a point was awarded to both the teams.
vs. Experis IT
Accenture had already qualified for the next round when they went up against Experis IT who won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out by the Accenture bowlers for merely 76. And after that, Accenture made an easy task out of the target, chasing it down in just 8.3 overs.
Group C: HCL
(2 wins, 1 loss)
vs HP ITO
HCL won the toss and elected to bowl. Thanks to a dominating bowling performance by them, HP ITO folded for just 95. HCL completed the chase with ease in the 16th over, starting their tournament on a very positive note.
vs Team HP
After winning the toss, Team HP decided to bowl first. They restricted HP to a mediocre total of 121. Which was chased down with ease in the 18th over as Team HP preserved their wickets and played safe and sensible cricket.
vs Metric Stream
After winning the toss, Metric Stream scored 116 runs in 18.1 overs before rain stopped play. With HCL needing a positive result to qualify for the finals day, they were more than happy to welcome the rain which reduced their target from 117 to 64. They chased down 64 with ease from then on. To qualify for the next round.
Group D: VM Ware
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Nasdaq made a mess of the game by only gathering 91 runs in their 20 overs. The chase wasn't as smooth as what VM Ware would have expected – they lost 6 wickets on the way. But eventually the total was chased down in the 18th over.
vs ITC Foods
Once again rain interfered with the game causing it to be reduced to 16 overs a side. ITC Foods won the toss and decided to bowl first. The VM Ware batsmen plundered the ball all around and set a huge target for ITC Foods to chase – 164. In return ITC Foods were bowled out cheaply for 64 in 14.3 overs.
This game was shortened because of rain too – but to just 12 overs a side. VM Ware won the toss, batted first and set up a really bulky total of 123 runs. In return Sasken only gathered 64 making VM Ware the 4th team to qualify for the semis and the only team that won all three of their games.