In the final, BMS will now face Northwest University (NWU) of South Africa © Getty Images (Representational Iamge)
In the final, BMS will now face Northwest University (NWU) of South Africa © Getty Images (Representational Iamge)

Galle: A disciplined all-round effort helped defending champion Business Management School (BMS) of Sri Lanka beat Australia’s University of Sydney (UoS) by three runs in the second semi-final of the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals on Friday. In the final, BMS will now face Northwest University (NWU) of South Africa, who defeated University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) by seven wickets in the first semi-final at the Galle International cricket stadium. Chasing 164, Australia’s UoS failed to give the fight as Hayden Kerr (54 off 27 balls) was the lone fighter among the batsmen. For the home side, Ranitha Minon Liyanarachchi scalped two wickets. Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals 2017: SA storm into final

Meanwhile, continuing their brilliant run in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals, Northwest University (NWU) of South Africa stormed into the final, defeating Bangladesh’s University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) by seven wickets in the first semi-final on Friday. After restricting ULAB for 121/7, South Africa’s NWU batsmen thrashed the bowlers all around the park and chased down the target in 14.4 overs at the picturesque Galle International Stadium. NWU’s opener Wihan Lubbe (32 off 15 balls) and Man-of-the-Match Janneman Malan (69 not out) were the major contributors to the cause.