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California Bears 2017 got the shock of the tournament as they were beaten comprehensively by Somerset Cavaliers Cricket Club by 7 wickets in the first semi-final of the 2017 US Open T20 tournament.

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Tournament favourites, California Bears, batted first and were bowled out for only 76 runs in 11.3 overs. Tahir Khan ripped apart the batting line-up with 4/9 off 3 overs and got good support from Roy Silva (2/22) as none of the batsmen barring Damion Ebanks (25 off 15), who could post any resistance to the bowlers.

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The target was too small for California Bears to defend as Sunny Sohal (23 off 24), Roy Silva (25 n.o off 12) & Xavier Marshall (18 off 10) took only 10.4 overs to reach 77/3 to win the match.

Narine, Zaidi & Davidson picked up a wicket apiece for the Bears.

In the 2nd semi-final, US All Stars 2017 posted a commanding 10 wicket victory over Smart Choice to advance to the finals.

Smart Choice posted 142/4 in their 20 overs batting first with Shazam Babwah (71 n.o off 27) playing a blinder of a knock to take the team to their final total. Mark Deyal (14), Taufeeq Umar (14) & Akeem Alvarez (15) gave support to Shazam during his whirlwind innings.

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Rajesh Sharma (2/8 off 2) bowled economically while Dwayne Bravo felt the heat from Babwah’s innings as he went for 40 runs in his 3 overs, going wicketless.

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Dwayne & Darren Bravo then left the chase to no-one else as Darren (80 n.o off 30) & Dwayne (56 n.o off 25) made a mockery of the target reaching 147/0 in only 9.1 overs to wrap up the match in style.

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Somerset Cavaliers Cricket Club will now meet US All Stars 2017 in the final of the tournament.

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