Anukul Roy

Jharkhand 127 for 2 (Rathour 53 *, Tiwary 29 *, Fallah 1-13) beat Maharashtra 181 (Motwani 52, Tripathi 47, Roy 4-32, Shukla 3-35) by eight windows (VJD method)

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The Jharkhand players, led by the left arm spinner Anukul Roy, Maharashtra drowned in a low-income neighborhood The final Monday score was interrupted by the rain, and the hitters did enough to make sure they did not let the bowling effort go in vain, winning by eight windows through the VJD method.

Jharkhand will now face Delhi at the same venue, M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, in the second semifinal on October 18.

Anukul took 4 of 32, his best numbers from List A, since Maharashtra was ejected by 181 in 42.2. Jharkhand's response was stopped first in the sixth over, which reduced the target to 174 in 47 over, then for a longer duration after 27 over, which meant they had 127 over 34.

In that stage, Jharkhand was then in 89 for 2 in 27 over, needing a comfortable 85 of 20 with eight windows in his hand. The rain changed that equation to 38 needed runs in seven, but Saurabh Tiwary and Shasheem Rathour took the challenge in an orderly fashion, and eliminated the races in 32.2 passes.

Tiwary made 20 off 14 after the second break, while Rathour contributed 16 of 18, in the process of reaching his first List A half century.

Previously, Kishan's decision of field. First, after winning the draw, with Maharashtra restrained. The starters had started with a burst, putting 31 runs in three starts before the bowlers started to pick things up. Rahul Shukla, generating good pace along with Varun Aaron, started the process with Ruturaj Gaikwad hitting a short and wide ball directly to Anukul at the point and in the next 13 attempts, Maharashtra could only score 43 runs. Worse still, they lost four windows. The most crucial blow was that of Ankit Bawne, caught by Kishan throwing himself to his left after trying to tickle Aaron.

Captain Rahul Tripathi was placed at number 6, and then joined Rohit Motwani to lead Maharashtra towards A little safety. The two began cautiously, with the situation demanding that they do so, before gradually opening up. Motwani was the busiest between the two, but Tripathi had just begun to assert himself when he fell. Tripathi had thrown 13 six-ball races that included a six and a three from the half-time round of Rathour and an Anukul limit before the second finished it, who got the ball to sink and turn. Tripathi's unit was an error and the capture was taken for a long time.

The fifth position at the window was worth 76 in 16.1, but once Anukul broke through, the window quickly fell. Motwani saw the hitters walk back even as he continued to hit the runs, and while trying to go big after completing his half century, he also took refuge in Anukul.

The first pair of Kishan and Anand Singh of Jharkand started very quietly – scoring less than one run, one ball when the rain came up with the total of five in 5.3 envelopes, but after the first break, they started playing more shots . "This shot was not useful for the tournaments, so we knew we had to stay there for the first ten attempts and not lose a wicket," Kishan said, explaining the cautious start. "If we stayed, we knew we could score runs when the spinners appeared, so we were waiting for that point."

Samad Fallah, who cast a seven-turn spell unchanged to take 1 for 13, got Anand, while Kishan put a short glove on the goalie as he tried to throw.

But Tiwary and Rathour made sure there were no more alarms, advancing at their 66-race pace and accelerating when necessary to take Jharkhand home.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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