RESULT
2nd Semi-final, Delhi, February 25, 2018, Vijay Hazare Trophy
(45.3/50 ov, T:256) 196

Saurashtra won by 59 runs

Report

Jadejas help vault Saurashtra into final

Half-centuries from Ravindra Jadeja and Arpit Vasavada, coupled with a four-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, consigned Andhra to defeat

Saurashtra 255 (Vasavada 58, Jadeja 56, Raman 4-69) beat Andhra 196 (Ravi Teja 42, Sumanth, 42, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 4-40) by 59 runs
Half-centuries from Ravindra Jadeja and Arpit Vasavada, coupled with a four-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja propelled Saurashtra to the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Andhra's dream run ended with a 59-run defeat in the semi-final in Delhi.
Chasing 256, all of Andhra's top order got starts but failed to get past the 29-run mark. Reduced to 91 for 4 inside 23 overs, middle-order batsmen B Sumanth and Dwaraka Ravi Teja kept things ticking with scores of 42 each. Having lifted the side to 150, however, Sumanth fell to Dharmendrasinh, who subsequently ran through the lower-middle order, while medium-pacer Shaurya Sanandia ended Ravi Teja's resistance. Andhra could muster only 196, bowled out in 45.3 overs.
Earlier, Andhra's decision to bowl found validation as Saurashtra lost two wickets to Duvvarapu Siva Kumar inside five overs with only 17 on the scoreboard. Captain Cheteshwar Pujara persevered for a 53-ball 17, while opener Samarth Vyas struck a 59-ball 46. The pair added stability to the innings even if not momentum, but that was provided by Jadeja and Vasavada, who struck 56 and 58 respectively at a brisk pace. Their 113-run stand hoisted Saurashtra to 182 before seamer Karthik Raman dismissed Vasavada and Jadeja was run out in the following over. Prerak Mankad, with a quickfire 40, and Kamlesh Makvana added vital lower-order runs to ensure their team got past the 250-run mark.

Andhra Innings
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Vijay Hazare Trophy
Group A
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BRODA6510202.012
KNTKA6410181.489
PNJB6330120.473
ODISA633012-0.224
RLYS633012-0.444
HRYNA623010-0.426
ASSAM60600-2.401
Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MAHA6410180.878
DELHI6420160.727
KER6320140.288
HP632014-0.108
UP633012-0.563
BENG6230100.007
TPURA60600-1.127
Group C
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AP6600240.626
MUM6420160.324
MP6330120.112
GOA633012-0.411
TN624080.468
RAJ62408-0.791
GUJ61504-0.321
Group D
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
HYD6510200.646
SAU6420161.017
VIDAR6420160.718
CGARH642016-0.103
JKAND624080.325
J + K62408-1.040
SVCS60600-1.508