Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22: Saurashtra beat Vidarbha by 7 wickets to reach the semi-finals

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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22: Saurashtra secures his place in the semifinal after beating vidarbha by 7wickets

Saurashtra defeated Vidarbha by seven wickets on Wednesday to enter the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Saurashtra bowlers, led by Captain Jaydev Unadkat, put on a brilliant performance to defeat Vidarbha with 150 in 40.3 overs.

Apoorva Wankhede scored 72 runs for Vidarbha. Unadkat took two wickets for 25 races. For Saurashtra, Prerak Mankad scored 77 unbeaten on 72 balls to give the team the win with 20.1 overs to spare. Vidarbha lost three wickets in the first eight overs when they were hit first at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya took the opening windows. Vidarbha quickly lost the wicket to form starter Atharva Tayde (1) who was fired by Unadkat. Ganesh Satish (1) and Yash Rathod (1) were also fired cheaply. Captain Faiz Fazal (23) and wicket-keeper batsman Akshay Wadkar (18) shared a 45-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Prerak Mankad broke society by firing Wadkar. Half of Vidarbha’s team managed 66 runs. Wankhede scored 72 runs on 69 balls with the help of five fours and five sixes but did not receive support from the other end. Aditya Sarwate (14), Lalit Yadav (1), Yash Thakur (0) and Aditya Thackeray (0) were fired cheaply.

Chasing a 151 goal for victory, starters Vishwaraj Jadeja (0) and Harvik Desai (nine) were fired early. Thackeray took both windows. Both Sheldon Jackson and Mankad were able to add just 22 runs for the third wicket.

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Mankad and Arpit Vasavada (41 not eliminated) went 116 unbeaten for the fourth wicket to help Saurashtra win. Mankad hit ten fours and two sixes in his innings. Vasavada hit six fours in his innings. Saurashtra will face Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals.

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(With PTI inputs)

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