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Ranji Trophy 2022 QF: Uttar Pradesh make it to the semi-finals

Alur, PTI. Captain Karan Sharma scored an unbeaten half-century after a fine performance by the bowlers as Uttar Pradesh defeated Karnataka by five wickets on the third day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals to make it to the semi-finals despite being trailing in the first innings. Taking a lead of 98 runs in the first innings, Karnataka’s team was in front of the sharp bowling of Saurabh Kumar (3 for 36), Ankit Rajput (2 for 15) and Yash Dayal (2 for 35) in the second innings. Got bundled out for just 114 runs. Uttar Pradesh thus got the target of 213 runs, which they achieved by scoring 213 runs for five wickets in 65.2 overs.

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Uttar Pradesh’s team was also in trouble after losing five wickets for 114 runs. But captain Karan (93 not out) and Prince Yadav (33 not out) made an unbroken partnership of 99 runs for the sixth wicket. . Karan hit 13 fours and a six during his patient innings of 163 balls. Priyam Garg also played a fine innings of 52 runs in 60 balls.

Karnataka had scored 253 runs in the first innings

Earlier, Karnataka had scored 253 runs in the first innings. In reply to which Uttar Pradesh could only manage 155 runs. For Karnataka, only Srinivas Sharath (23 not out) and Mayank Agarwal (22) could cross the 20-run mark in the second innings. Had the extra run not contributed to 20 runs. Karnataka would not have been able to cross even the 100-run mark. Karnataka’s team went ahead of 100 runs for eight wickets on Wednesday. And added 14 runs and lost the wickets of Ronit More (0) and Vidhat Kaverapa (0). Both the wickets went to Dayal’s account.

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Chasing the target, the start of Uttar Pradesh was also bad

Chasing the target, the start of Uttar Pradesh was also poor. Fast bowler Vijaykumar Vishak (3 for 47) sent both the openers Samarth Singh (14) and Aryan Juyal (01) to the pavilion till the score of 28 runs. Garg and Karan then handled the innings by adding 59 runs.

During this, Garg adopted an aggressive attitude and duly completed his half-century in just 57 balls with a six. However, he was caught by Shreyas Gopal in the next over off Krishnappa Gautam. Rinku Singh also got bowled by Widhwat after scoring four runs. Vijaykumar gave the fifth blow to Uttar Pradesh by dismissing Dhruv Jurel (9) but after that Karan and Prince took the team to the target.

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