“Buchi Babu Tournament: Kushwah-Chouhan Partnership Propels Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Dominates in Semifinals”
**Heading:** “Madhya Pradesh Takes Control with Century Stand, Delhi’s Bowling Shines in Buchi Babu Semifinals”
In a thrilling day of cricket at the All India Buchi Babu tournament, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi showcased their prowess in both batting and bowling to assert their dominance in the semifinals.
**Madhya Pradesh’s Remarkable Recovery**
Opener Sumit Kushwah and middle-order batsman Rishabh Chouhan were the heroes of the day for Madhya Pradesh. Kushwah’s patient innings of 111 runs, lasting 369 deliveries and adorned with 13 boundaries, set the foundation for their recovery. Chouhan, on the other hand, played a spectacular unbeaten innings of 181 runs, featuring 22 boundaries and 3 sixes, steering MP to a commanding position. Together, they rescued their team from a precarious position of 80 for three, forming a formidable 213-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Even after Kushwah’s departure, Chouhan, along with Aman Bhadoria, contributed an additional 78 runs for the unbroken eighth-wicket partnership. Madhya Pradesh concluded the day at 456 for seven when rain interrupted play, firmly in control of the match.
**Delhi’s Bowling Excellence**
In the other semifinal at Salem, Delhi demonstrated their supremacy with an impressive bowling performance. After posting a competitive total of 340 in their first innings, Delhi’s bowlers took charge. Off-spinner Hrithik Shokeen led the way with three crucial wickets (3/45), while medium-pacer Pranshu Vijayran and left-arm spinner Yogesh Sharma chipped in with two wickets each. Their disciplined bowling restricted Chhattisgarh to a challenging 182 for eight at the close of play.
As the semifinals of the Buchi Babu tournament unfold, it’s evident that both Madhya Pradesh and Delhi are determined to secure their spots in the finals with standout performances in both batting and bowling.