New Delhi: Shivam Sharma scored his maiden T20 fifty as he anchored Kent Northern Stars Jamia Millia Islamia to a facile 8-wicket victory in a group B match against Jaypee Cement Eastern Tigers Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa on Friday night. The win was Jamia's third in as many games in group B and it takes them to the last-four stage of the Toyota University Cricket Championship.
Chasing Rewa's 117 for 5, Sharma played a classy 72 off 49 balls as Jamia cruised along easily in front of a partisan crowd that enjoyed every bit of the rather one-sided match. Jamia won with 16 balls to spare as Rewa lacked the aggression and desire in a must-win game. The Tigers had lost their first match against Madras University by 41 runs.
Rewa's lack of experience against their city counterparts was exposed once again as the team lacked the tactical knowledge to defend a low score.