Hyderabad 281 for 8 (Sandeep 96, Ayyappa 2-38) won Andhra 267 for 9 (Vihari 95, Siraj 3-50) for 14 races
One day after being released from the India Test Squad that swept the West Indies 2-0, both Mohammed Siraj and Hanuma Vihari starred in the quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Just Cricket Academy Ground in Bengaluru. But it was the double hit of the fast bowler, taking the key desserts of Vihari (95) and Ricky Bhui (52), which opened the game and helped Hyderabad defend 281 to reach the semifinals.
The batter Srikar Bharat by 12 in a first erratic spell that said 5-1-31-1, Siraj returned by his second to break the third place with the Bhui wicket to start a wobble that restricted Andhra to 267 by 9.  Siraj unleashed a collapse when he found an additional rebound and caused Bhui to shoot the third man for 52 of 71 balls. On his next turn, Siraj hit an intermediate length, neither complete nor short, and found that the sharp reverse swing caused Vihari to attack him, when Andhra's captain seemed headed for his fifth Hundred list. Siraj could have made three windows in three passes if Tanmay Agarwal had not dropped the edge of B Sumanth by sliding. No problem, Andhra's lower order panicked under pressure when they collapsed from 198 for 2 to 259 for 9 and finally lost by 14 runs.
Siraj finished with 3 for 50, setting up a semi-final clash with Mumbai, which will be reinforced by the addition of Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. Andhra was planning his second consecutive semifinal in the tournament over 50 years ago, when Vihari was in his stride. He clung to anything that was remotely full and out of place. He even created his own lengths by making regular trips through the countryside. After deploying a variety of units in the arc between the backward point and the decks, he forced Siraj to shorten their lengths. When the fast bowler hit a short ball with his chest high in the center, Vihari swiveled quickly on the back foot and hooked for six in the sparse but vocal crowd on one long leg.
Vihari then advanced down the track against the spinners of the left arm. B Sandeep and Mehdi Hasan sent them off the ground. He applied the same treatment to the leg runner Akash Bhandari and lifted a fifty-five ball with another powerful six. When he was 59, he moved abruptly and returned the belt to Bhandari, but the force of the shot ensured that the return capture was broken by the hands.
Bhui, on the other end, was particularly square on the left side. , and progressed to fifty of his own. Enter Siraj, again with his reverse swing at fast speed. The game ended for Andhra, despite the late coups of No. 9 KV Sasikanth. Siraj's teammates jumped on him and celebrated wildly in the middle of the court in the middle of a fading light.
After the night rains delayed the start of the game in 15 minutes, Sasikanth and B Ayyappa found the swing with the new ball and explored the Channel off-line. Andhra also packed the offside ring for left-handed starter Tanmay Agarwal and cut off his units. It was the debutant Seamer Seamer, 20-year-old Prithvi Raj, who produced the breakthrough when he got rid of Akshath Reddy by 18 with his fourth ball, in the eleventh. Five laps later, Girinath Reddy persuaded an outside edge of Agarwal for 31.
When Prithvi Raj covered Rohit Rayudu by 21 in 22nd place, Hyderabad had 97 for 3. The left-handed gunner got the ball it will vanish. launched and tested on Rayudu – Ambati – with gorillas. After getting rid of that spell, Ambati stretched and dominated Karn Sharma, a figure skater, for a six on a square leg.
Vihari, who came forward after 25 attempts, sprayed a full stroke on the side of the leg for four and continued to fight with his lines and lengths, as Karn did. They had combined figures of 10-0-65-0.
After Rayudu escaped from a free hit, Sandeep, Hyderabad's top scorer in this competition, extended his good run with 96 of 97 balls. He swept Karn in reverse for four, hit Bandaru in the head and muscled Girinath Reddy over Midwicket in the media area. He led the late outburst of Hyderabad (they took 34 races in the last four laps) before locking himself into the final.
The starters of Andhra Ashwin Hebbar (38) and Bharat began the persecution brilliantly and then Vihari hit higher notes, but it was Siraj who had the last word.