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Nw: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022: Ruturaj Gaikwad slams double ton, Riyan Parag smacks 174 to space up Maharashtra-Assam semifinal clash

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Maharashtra captain and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad hits a attractive double century, hammered an unbeaten 220 off goal correct 159 balls, whereas Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag slammed a whirlwind 174 off 116 deliveries to decide on out their respective quarter-closing fits in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Monday. Gaikwad’s efforts and Rajvardhan Hangargekar’s maiden 5-wicket haul in List A cricket intended Maharashtra defeated Uttar Pradesh by 58 runs in the 2nd quarter-closing match of the match at the Narendra Modi Stadium B Ground in Ahmedabad.

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On different hand, Parag’s knock of a lifetime and his occupation-finest effort in List A cricket helped Assam mosey down a stiff 351 space by Jammu & Kashmir in the third quarter-closing match at Gujarat Faculty Cricket Ground ‘A’ in 46.1 overs, along with his team-mate Rishav Das making 114 no longer out. Maharashtra’s innings was once all about Gaikwad as he hit a thoughts-boggling seven sixes in an over, the first time or no longer it’s came about in List A cricket. He bought this achievement in the 49th over of the innings, bowled by left-arm spinner Shiva Singh.

As Shiva operated from around the wicket, Gaikwad smashed sixes over deep mid-wicket, straight down the floor, and deep square leg. Shiva then went in with a switch in the trajectory, nonetheless the result was once same as Gaikwad smashed consecutive sixes over lengthy-off fence. A no-ball was once signalled and Gaikwad smacked the ball from Shiva over lengthy-on for one other six, additionally getting the real-handed batter his maiden double century in List A cricket in 153 balls. For the closing ball, Shiva went for over the wicket perspective, nonetheless it made no switch as Gaikwad sent it hovering over deep mid-wicket to take 43 runs off the over.

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Gaikwad at closing completed on 220 no longer out off 159 balls, with ten fours and 16 sixes, as Maharashtra made 330/5 of their 50 overs, as 58 runs came off the closing two overs. Shiva, who was once at the receiving stop of Gaikwad’s assault, completed with 0/88 from 9 overs. Relaxation of the Maharashtra batters blended to manufacture goal correct 96 runs off 142 balls, although Azim Kazi (37) performed the 2nd fiddle in stitching a 146-bustle stand off 107 balls with Gaikwad for the fourth wicket.

Gaikwad taking 43 runs from that over off Shiva made it to the file books of most costly over in List A cricket, equalling the blended effort of Brett Hampton and Joe Carter, off Willem Ludick, for Northern Districts towards Central Districts in a Ford Trophy game in Novel Zealand in 2018. He additionally turned into the first Indian batter to manufacture 43 runs off an over in List A cricket. Gaikwad, 25, additionally turned into the 2nd batter in the continuing edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy to reach the double-century put after Tamil Nadu’s Narayan Jagadeesan smacked 277 towards Arunachal Pradesh in Bengaluru.

In acknowledge, Uttar Pradesh wicket-keeper Juyal fought a lone battle with 159 off 143, hitting 18 fours and three sixes and had an 112-bustle stand with Shivam Sharma (33). But relaxation of the batters didn’t flip up as Hangargekar picked 5/53 in is ten overs, to bowl them out for 259. On different hand, in a excessive-scoring quarter-closing three, J&K batters Shubham Khajuria and Henan Nazir hit centuries to take the aspect to an enormous total of 350/7 in 50 overs towards a hapless Assam bowling attack.

Khajuria scored an 84-ball 120, laced with eight fours and as many sixes, whereas Nazir made a 113-ball 124, hitting 5 fours and as many sixes. Wicket-keeper Fazil Rashid followed it up with a quickfire 46-ball 53, laced with three fours and two sixes, to energy J&K to a nice total. But all these efforts went in pointless as Parag continued his red-hot lag with the bat for Assam. He has already scored two centuries and as many fifties in the match in the Community stage, and stood up to set the job when his aspect compulsory him basically the most in quarter-finals.

Parag literally toyed with J&K bowling attack, hitting 12 sixes and as many boundaries, especially in the ‘V’, at a strike-price of exactly 150 to bring together his third century of the match. His innings had a boundary share of 68.97%, along with his dot-ball share being 36.21%. He additionally solid a file 277-bustle stand for the third wicket with Rishav, who was once no longer out on 114 off 118 balls, laced with 11 fours and a six, to proceed Assam’s cinderella bustle in the match and stop J&K’s gleaming bustle in the rivals.

Transient Scores: Maharashtra 330/5 in 50 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 220 no longer out; Kartik Tyagi 3/66) beat Uttar Pradesh 272 all out in 47.4 overs (Aryan Juyal 159; Rajvardhan Hangargekar 5/53) by 58 runs

Jammu & Kashmir 350/7 in 50 overs (Henan Nazir 124, Shubham Khajuria 120; Avinav Choudhury 2/47, Rajjakuddin Ahmed 2/58) misplaced to Assam 354/3 in 46.1 overs (Riyan Parag 174, Rishav Das 114 no longer out; Auqib Nabi 1/44, Mujtaba Yousuf 1/56) by seven wickets


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