St Xavier’s, Dhempe in semis


St Xavier’s, Mapusa and Dhempe, Mira Mar entered the semi-finals of women’s inter-college cricket tournament organized by Goa University at University ground, Taleigao.
In the first match, St Xavier’s got the better of GVM’s, Farmagudi by eight wickets. GVM’s batted first and scored 93/10 in 17 overs. Prachi Naik 11, Samisha Naik 10; Steffi Mendes 3/14, Ketki Naik 5/19. In reply, St Xavier’s reached the target in 13.5 overs for the loss of two wickets. Sonali Gaonkar 21 not out, Pradnaya Maulingkar 24 not out; Nikita Banaulikar 2/21.
In the second match, Dhempe, Mira Mar overcame Rosary, Navelim by five wickets. Rosary batted first and tallied 97/8. Velani Rodrigues 37, Vidhya D’Costa 14; Sneha Naik 4/20. In reply, Dhempe overhauled the target in 10 overs for the loss of five wickets. Sneha Naik 52 not out; Velani Rodrigues 2/35. [H]