Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurashtra Beat Andhra Pradesh To Enter Final

Updated: 25 February 2018 17:56 IST

Asked to bat, Saurashtra batsmen Ravindra Jadeja (56) and Aarpit Vasavada (58) starred to post 255 runs on the board.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurashtra Beat Andhra Pradesh To Enter Final
Saurashtra beat Andhra Pradesh by 59 runs to enter Vijay Hazare final © Twitter

Saurashtra defeated Andhra Pradesh by 59 runs to storm into the Vijay Hazare final at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. Asked to bat, Saurashtra batsmen Ravindra Jadeja (56) and Aarpit Vasavada (58) starred to post 255 runs on the board. Later, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (4/40) produced a disciplined bowling effort to dismiss Andhra for 196 runs in the semi-final. Saurashtra will clash with Karnataka in the final on Tuesday. In the chase, Andhra lost their top order batsmen Srikar Bharat (29), Ashwin Hebbar (12), G H Vihari (25) and Ricky Bhui (13) inside the hundred run mark. 

Following the dismissals, batsmen Bodapati Sumanth and Dwaraka Ravi Teja scored identical 42 runs to put Andhra back in the hunt. The two were involved in a 59-run stand before the former was dismissed by Jadeja. 

Later, the bottom order failed to do much with the bat as Jadeja kept picking up wickets at regular intervals. 

Earlier, asked to bat, Saurashtra opener Samarth Vyas (46) played an important knock at the top of the order. 

Later, Jadeja and Vasavada scored vital half-centuries to put their side in a strong position. The former hit four boundaries and one six in his innings while the latter had identical four and two hits over the fence.

In the process, the pair forged a 112-run fifth wicket stand before Vasavada was cleaned up by Karthik Raman (4/69). 

Incoming batsman Prerak Mankad (40) also played an important hand before Raman dismissed him.

However, the lower order batsmen could not do much with the bat and were sent back to the pavilion in quick succession. 

Brief Scores: Saurashtra 255 in 49.1 overs (Samarth Vyas 46, Ravindra Jadeja 56, Aarpit Vasavada 58, Prerak Mankad 40; Karthik Raman 4/69) against Andhra 196 in 45.3 overs (Karthik Raman 42, Dwaraka Ravi Teja 42; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 4/40).

(With IANS Inputs)

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Highlights
  • Saurashtra defeated Andhra Pradesh by 59 runs
  • Saurashtra will clash with Karnataka in the final on Tuesday
  • R Jadeja (56) and A Vasavada (58) hit fifties for Saurashtra
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