Vijay Hazare Trophy: Dhoni’s two players showed strength, defeating Assam in Maharashtra final


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Maharashtra beat Assam to enter Vijay Hazare Trophy final
Chasing the target of 351 runs, Assam could score 338 runs.
Two players of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s CSK shine in Maharashtra’s win

New Delhi. The final of Vijay Hazare Trophy will be between Saurashtra and Maharashtra. In the first semi-final where Saurashtra defeated Karnataka. And in the second semi-final, Maharashtra defeated Assam. This match was exciting. Maharashtra had given a target of 351 runs to Assam. Assam’s team fell 12 runs short of the target of victory. Assam had lost 4 wickets on the score of 103 runs. It seemed that Maharashtra would easily win this match. But, Shivshankar Roy and Swaroopam Purkayastha batted brilliantly. Both kept Assam in the match till the end by sharing 133 runs in 115 balls for the fifth wicket.

After the dismissal of Shivshankar in the 36th over, Assam’s hopes of winning got a little hazy. But, Swaroopam stood firm from the other end and took the team’s score beyond 300 runs. However, he was also dismissed in the 45th over. With this, the last hope of Assam’s victory also ended. Swaroopam played an inning of 95 runs in 87 balls. Assam had to score 28 runs in the last over. But, the tail batsman could only add 15 runs. Assam batsman Abhinav Chowdhary also hit a six on the last ball of the match. But, even six could not avoid the defeat of Assam. Assam lost the match by 12 runs and Maharashtra reached the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Rituraj and Rajvardhan take Maharashtra to the final
Two players of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s IPL team Chennai Super Kings played an important role in making Maharashtra reach the finals. While one laid the foundation of the team’s victory with the bat, the other carried it out with a bang with the ball. Rituraj Gaikwad, who played for CSK, captained Maharashtra in the semi-finals as well. While opening for Maharashtra, he played an inning of 168 runs in 126 balls. He hit 18 fours and 6 sixes. Apart from him, Ankit Bawne also scored a century. Earlier, Rituraj had scored an unbeaten 220 in the quarterfinal match against Uttar Pradesh. He hit 10 fours and 16 sixes.

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After Rituraj’s fiery innings, young all-rounder Rajvardhan Hengargekar, who played for Chennai Super Kings, bowled brilliantly against Assam. He took 4 wickets for 65 runs in 10 overs. Earlier, Rajvardhan took 5 wickets against UP in the quarter-finals.

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