Himachal Pradesh rode on a stroke-filed 99 by Prashant Chopra as they shocked Uttar Pradesh by 5 wickets to storm into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday. First, regardless of a 76 by Rinku Singh, UP might solely handle 207/9 because the Himachal bowlers, led by pacer Vinay Galetiya (3/19), ripped aside the opposition line-up.
Then, Chopra’s elegant knock, and a quick-fire 58 by Nikhil Gangta noticed Himachal chase down the overall with 27 balls to spare.
Put into bat on the Sawai Mansingh stadium, UP have been reeling at 39/4 as Galetiya (3/19) wreaked havoc on their top-order.
Pacer Siddharth Sharma acquired the primary breakthrough when he trapped opener Abhishek Goswami (17) within the eighth over.
Hamirpur-born Galetiya pegged again UP additional by eradicating Aryan Juyal (9) and skipper Karan Sharma (0) within the ninth over. It grew to become 39/4 as Galetiya dismissed Sameer Rizvi (5).
Akshdeep Nath (32) and Rinku, who got here in at quantity six, resurrected the innings with a 64-run fifth-wicket stand.
However when it regarded just like the duo would rating massive, Siddharth Sharma (2/27) dismissed Nath, as UP misplaced half their facet with simply 103 runs on the board.
Rinku hit six boundaries in his 102-ball knock, and together with Bhuvneshwar (46 off 52 balls), added 75 runs for the sixth wicket to provide their bowlers one thing to defend.
Chasing 208, Himachal openers Shubham Arora (19) and Chopra gave the facet a sedate begin and added 54 runs for the primary wicket in 17.2 overs.
With no scoreboard strain, the 2 openers cantered in direction of the goal, hitting the odd boundaries.
Nonetheless, younger pacer Shivam Mavi (3/34) broke the partnership by dismissing Arora.
Then Gangta joined Chopra and the 2 added 122 runs for the second wicket, which took the sport away from UP.
Whereas Chopra’s knock was laced with 10 fours and two sixes, Gangta struck 5 fours and three sixes, as Himachal cruised in direction of the goal.
UP pacer Ankit Rajpoot (2/52) introduced his facet again into the competition by hanging twice within the thirty eighth over, eradicating Gangta and skipper Rishi Dhawan (0).
Mavi eliminated Chopra, because the 29-year-old opener missed his century by one run. Mavi despatched again Sumeet Verma (3) however Amit Kumar (14 not out) noticed the staff residence within the firm.
Transient Scores:UP 207/9 (Rinku Singh 76, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 46; Vinay Galetiya 3/19, Siddharth Sharma 2/27) misplaced to Himachal Pradesh 208/5 (Prashant Chopra 99, Nikhil Gangta 58; Shivam Mavi 3/34) by 5 wickets.
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