Vijay Hazare Trophy, the 50 over domestic tournament, is on its track at the quarter-final stage presently. The first quarter-final match was being played between Hyderabad and Karnataka at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. The second fixture between Mumbai and Maharashtra was also at Palam A ground. The match between Baroda and Saurashtra is also on-going in Delhi apart from the fourth quarter-final game between Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.
In the first quarter-final Karnataka thumped down Hyderabad sealing the semi-final berth. In the match, Karnataka scored 347 runs for 8 wickets batting first. The inning was bolstered with the century knock from Mayank Agarwal and Ravi Kumar Samarth. The players forged a partnership of 242 runs in the match. In the inning Mohammed Siraj had a five-wicket haul, but was battered by Agarwal who scored 140 and Samarth, with his 125-run strike. In the chase, Karnataka bowlers toppled down Hyderabad for 244 runs. The team won bowling only 42.5 overs.
Maharashtra came up victorious winning against Mumbai in the second quarter-final. Mumbai’s decision to bat first backfired clearly losing the upper batting order under 100 runs, in the moisture covered pitch. However, the inning was helped by Suryakumar Yadav beating 69 runs off 88 balls. The strike pulled Mumbai to 222 runs. For Maharashtra the chase emerged as a calk-walk wreaking up the score in 46.5 overs, with seven wickets in hand. Shrikant Mundhe and Naushad Shaikh both knocked half centuries scoring 70 and 51 respectively.
In the third quarter final, Baroda posed 248 as the target for Saurashtra. Krunal Pandya knocked 61 runs in the middle order, but the real blitz was from Shoaib Tai, who added 72 runs batting at the lower order. His 8 fours and a six comprise the unbeaten knock. Saurashtra started the chase with an average momentum. In 8 overs, the score was 41 for 1, as they lost opener SB Vyas to VP Solanki.
In the fourth quarter-final between Delhi and Andhra Pradesh, Delhi scored 111 runs sent in to bat first. The team faced a batting run down with only 38 off Rishabh Pant as the highest run. Andhra scored 39 in 11 overs losing two wickets, foraying steady to the victory.
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