Last year's runners up Sporting Cricket Club shocked Rajasthan Cricket Association, Jaipur by 9 runs to move into semi-final of the 40th All India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament 2013. Rajesh Sharma of Sporting was adjudged the Man of the Match.
Rajasthan's skipper Puneet Yadav won the toss and invited Sporting to bat first. After a good start with Vartik Tihara 36 (5x4 b49), and Rahul Tyagi 38 (4x4 b53), Sporting scored a decent total of 224 runs. Rajesh Sharma 62 (7x4 b50) was the highest scorer.
In reply, Rajasthan managed a good start of 74 runs in 15.3 overs with partnership between Ankit Lamba 33 and Saurabh 51 (7x4 b66). Rajesh Bishnoi top scored with 61 (3x4 4x6 b51) but, quite inexplicably, Rajasthan failed to reach the target and scored 215 runs in 40 overs with 7 wickets down.
SPORTING CRICKET CLUB :- 224 FOR 8 IN 40 OVERS
(VARTIK TIHARA 36 (5X4 B49), RAHUL TYAGI 38 (4X4 B53), PARDEEP SANGWAN 29 (3X4 B360, RAOHIT SAINI 19, RAJESH SHARMA 62 (7X4 B50), GURIMNDER Singh 26 (4X40, RITUTAJ Singh 1/42, MOHD ARIF 2/58, MOHD SHAFI 0/42, ARHISTSANGHVI 1/53, ARJIT GUPTA 1/26)
RAJASTHAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION JAIPUR :- 215 FOR 7 IN 40 OVERS
(ANKIT LAMBA 33 ( 4X4 B39), SAURABH CHAUHAN 51 9 7X4 B66), PUNEET YADAV 21, RAJESH BISHNOI 61 (3X4 4X6 B51), PARDEEP SANGWAN 1/41, ROHIT SAINI 2/32, AMIT MISHRA 1/52, RAJESH SHARMA 1/22, VISION PANCHAL 1/27)