The other semi final, played at Lakatamia Stadium in Nicosia, turned on an excellent century partnership between Manan and Changaiz, and a host of dropped catches by the Tigers.
Tigers have done well to reach the semi final stage in their first CCA competition, and arrived early and ready for action. By contrast, Kazepis, who have had much success over recent seasons, barely had enough men present to start the match - a disappointing effort.
Tigers won the toss and elected to field, and were soon on top thanks to fine bowling by Tiwary, who claimed 4 for 26 from his 8 overs. As so often, Kazepis had to recover from a dire position, and did so. Their saviours were Manan and Changaiz who came together at 65 for 5 and took the game away from Tigers with a vital partnership. Changaiz was the more aggressive and first to his fifty, but both men played well and saved their team from the threat of defeat.
Tigers did not help themselves by dropping many chances, including both of the fifty-makers, Tiwary and Tomal being the bowlers to suffer the most bad luck.
A score of 217 looked likely to be enough, but Tigers started their reply well, reached 55 for 2 from the first 10 overs, with Tiwary and Sahin going well. However, from 80 for 2 they collapsed, losing 7 wickets for just 34 runs, before a spirited last wicket stand of 25 by Tomal and Rahat gave them respectability.
Tiwary with 44 runs plus 4 wickets was their outstanding player on the day, but he was outshone by Changaiz, with 58 and a brilliant one-handed catch in the gully, and by Manan who hit 54 and then bowled full and straight to claim 4 for 29 off 8 overs.
A good effort by Tigers, spoiled by their catching, but it is Kazepis who go forward into the final.