Vijay Hazare: Biplab Samantray Shines as Odisha Beat Goa to Enter Semis

Updated: 20 November 2014 21:04 IST

Skipper Biplab Samantray socred 100 and bagged two wickets as Odhisha edged past Goa by one run in a nail-biting quarter-final tie.

Vijay Hazare: Biplab Samantray Shines as Odisha Beat Goa to Enter Semis
Image for representational purpose only. © AFP

Rajkot:

In a thrilling battle on Thursday, Odisha prevailed a tense finish to edge past Goa by one run and book their semi-final spot in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, here.

Put in to bat at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Odisha rode on contrasting centuries from Anurag Sarangi (112) and skipper Biplab Samantray (100) to post a commanding 289 all out in 49.4 overs.

Goa pace spearhead Saurabh Bandekar turned on the heat with a five-wicket haul but Sarangi and Samantray stitched together a 188-run fourth-wicket partnership to put Odisha on top.

The duo were like fire and ice and if Sarangi scored at run-a-ball, hitting 12 hours and a six, then Samantaray blazed to his century in 73 balls, laced with 11 fours and 2 sixes.

Chasing 290 for a win, opener Amogh Desai scored a strokeful ton and was single-handedly taking Goa towards victory before the Swapnil Asnodkar-led side created harakiri to finish on 288 for nine in 50 overs.

The 192-run second-wicket partnership between Desai and Sagun Kamat (92 not out), who retired hurt, when the score read 195 for one, helped Goa look strong on 218 for two, before falling apart.

Medium-pacer Samantaray and left-arm spinners' Paresh Patel and Dhiraj Singh picked up 2 wickets each to reduce Goa to 270 for eight before Shadab Jakati nearly shocked Odisha with a delightful cameo.

Jakati, who had also picked up a wicket with his left-arm spin, though was left disappointed on 26 after his 16-ball knock nearly gave Goa the win.

But No.11 batsman Sagar Naik was run out and an injured Kamat came on to fight but the left-handed Jakati could only sneak in a single on the last ball.

Brief Scores:

Odisha 289 all out 49.4 overs (Anurag Sarangi 112, Biplab Samantray 100; Saurabh Bandekar 5-37, Darshan Misal 2-56)

Goa 288/9 in 50 overs (Amogh Desai 110, Sagun Kamat 92 not out, Shadab Jakati 26 not out; Biplab Samantaray 2-50, Paresh Patel 2-70 and Dhiraj Singh 2-35).

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article ODI GOA Biplab Samantray Cricket
Related Articles
Kieron Pollard Says "Excited For This Young Bunch" After Eight-Wicket Win Over India In 2nd T20I
Kieron Pollard Says "Excited For This Young Bunch" After Eight-Wicket Win Over India In 2nd T20I
Aston Villa vs Leicester City: Leicester Reduce Liverpool
Aston Villa vs Leicester City: Leicester Reduce Liverpool's Premier League Lead After Record Win Over Aston Villa
India vs West Indies: "If We Field So Poorly, No Amount Of Runs Will Be Enough": Virat Kohli After India
India vs West Indies: "If We Field So Poorly, No Amount Of Runs Will Be Enough": Virat Kohli After India's Loss In 2nd T20I
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli Takes Stunning Catch To Dismiss Shimron Hetmyer - Watch
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli Takes Stunning Catch To Dismiss Shimron Hetmyer - Watch
India vs West Indies: Lendl Simmons Fifty Helps West Indies Level Series With Eight-Wicket Win Over India
India vs West Indies: Lendl Simmons Fifty Helps West Indies Level Series With Eight-Wicket Win Over India
Advertisement