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Janjua Brescia Cricket Club won by 10 runs.
Player of the match: Mohammad Afzal
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Janjua Brescia Cricket Club won by 10 runs and book their place in the finals!

That's it for this game everyone!! We hope that you enjoyed this live coverage of the first semi-final between Brescia Cricket Club and Janjua Brescia. Stay tuned on Sportskeeda for all the live cricketing updates from around the world. This is Navjeevan Rajput and alongside me, Dwijesh Reddy signing off till then take care and stay safe!!
Naveed tonking the sixes still provided some hope for BRCC but Waseem bowled an outstanding final over. He bowled the right lines and bowling full and outside off not allowing Naveed to slog it for a maximum. Naveed remained not out batting on 21 runs but was unable to get his side across the line.
34 runs needed from 12 balls and Babar just went to slog the balls and was lucky a few times to have an edge which ran off to the boundary ropes as well. Babar reached his half-century but lost his wicket just after a couple of deliveries.
25 runs came from that over and it showed that Babar had the capability to single-handedly take his side home. He was accompanied by Naveed later on as well who chipped in a few boundaries well keeping the pressure at bay from Babar.
Babar was batting well but he needed someone to stick around with him. Naveed stuck around and Babar continued to slog the ball and kept his side in the contest. Zahid the JIB skipper who bowled the 6th over was taken for cleaners by Babar.
Babar although batting at the other end, kept his side in this run chase as he found the boundaries regularly. Baba was joined by Anwar who took a couple of deliveries but found the boundaries as well. As it looked like they were stitching a crucial partnership, Anwar lost his wicket as well.
Luck shined a bit for BRCC as Babar was able to find a couple of boundaries and Ali Raza, later on, got a couple of edges which ran to the boundaries ropes as well. Ali Raza still trying to find the middle of the bat missed out and chipped it straight to the covers.
Coming into chase 119 runs, BRCC had a disastrous start as Afzal bowling the first over for JIB got both the openers back in the hut for BRCC. Things went from bad to worse as they lost Ammad in the second over due to a horrible mixup between the middle as well.
What a topsy-turvy first semi-final this turned out to be. 18 runs still looked getable given the way how even Naveed was smashing the balls. Waseem bowling for the first time had huge responsibility and he rose up to the occasion and bowled the perfect deliveries. JIB go through to the finals of ECS Italy, Brescia 2021
Over: 10 | Summary: W 0 0 1 6 0 Bowler: Waseem Ahmad Score: 0/0
9.6 Waseem Ahmad to Ranjah Hammad, a length ball on middle and leg, Hammad has heaved it to the leg-side for a single
9.5 Waseem Ahmad to Ranjah Hammad, SIX! A full ball bowled outside off, Hammad hits it straight back down the ground for a maximum!
9.4 Waseem Ahmad to Naveed Chaudhary, a length ball bowled outside off, Naveed edges one to the third-man fielder for a single
9.3 Waseem Ahmad to Naveed Chaudhary, THAT SHOULD BE IT! A full ball bowled outside off, Naveed is slow on the drive and the ball sneaks underneath. Can Naveed pull 3 big hits in a row to see his side through?
9.2 Waseem Ahmad to Naveed Chaudhary, DOT! A length ball bowled outside off, Naveed goes for the hoick but is beaten for pace here. Still, 18 runs needed but the ball count comes down to 4
Ranjah Hammad is the new batsman in for BRCC
9.1 Waseem Ahmad to Qulb Sajjad, WICKET! A full-toss on the stumps, Sajjad tries to heave it over cow-corner but he fails to time it and ends up holing out to the man at deep midwicket. 18 runs needed in 5 balls now
Waseem Ahmad comes on to bowl the deciding over of the game
Babar has been sent back into the hut of a spectacular take by Waseem but the game is still in the balance. BRCC need 18 runs from the final over. Naveed who looks well set is still able to find the boundaries keeping BRCC still alive in this contest.
Over: 9 | Summary: 0 6 4 W 6 0 Bowler: Ahmadullah Safi Score: 100/7
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