Defending champion and host Pinegrove School and last year's runners-up team, Modern School, Delhi, will battle it out in the final of the All-India IPSC Girls' Cricket Tournament, 2013, for the second year in succession.
These two teams had met in the last year's final in the last edition which was held at Mayo College, Ajmer, making the final a much-awaited contest.
The first semi-final match was played between Modern School, Delhi, and 10-time champion, Mayo College Girls' School, Ajmer. The Ajmer girls batted first and put up a challenging total of 98 runs in their stipulated 20 overs.
Daniel scored 24 runs, while Ananya chipped in with an unbeaten 24 runs. For Modern School, Neha Chillar led the attack with a rich haul of four wickets conceding just 12 runs, while Vaishali scalped three wickets for just 17 runs.
Chasing the target, Modern School girls looked on course for victory after their openers laid a solid foundation of 55 runs on the board. Vaishali scored 34 runs, while Tanya added a patient 23 runs for the Delhi girls. Neha, who scored an unbeaten 16, completed the formalities and wrapped up the match for Modern School, Delhi. Vaishali was declared player of the match for her all-round performance.
In the second semi-final between MGD, Jaipur, and Pinegrove School, the Jaipur girls batted first scoring 84 runs for the loss of six wickets.
Parika was the highest scorer with 21 runs, while Harshita contributed a sedate 20 runs for her team. For Pinegrove, Surreet Kaur bowled beautifully taking two wickets while Diya and Palak added one wicket each and did not allow MGD girls to score freely.
Pinegrove girls started their run chase on a sedate note. At one stage, they were 35 for the loss of three wickets. Thereafter, Meenakshi Shekhawat, who scored 15, and Diya added 14 runs leading the host team into the final and setting up a repeat clash for the second year in succession with Modern School, Delhi.
Diya was adjudged the player of the match for her all-round performance.