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Uttar Pradesh Awaits Prithvi Shaw's Storm In Vijay Hazare Trophy Final

By IANS News
March 12, 2021 • 10:41 AM View: 1285

Continuing his purple patch, Prithvi Shaw slammed his fourth century (165 off 122 balls) in seven matches to help Mumbai thrash Karnataka by 72 runs in a semi-final encounter on Thursday and set up the title clash with Uttar Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Uttar Pradesh, too, registered a comprehensive win, by five wickets against Gujarat in the other semi-final match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Akshdeep Nath with 71 runs and left-arm pacer Yash Dayal with three wickets were the architects of Uttar Pradesh's win.


The final will be played on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

At Air Force Palam A ground, Shaw (17x4s, 7x6s) again looked in ominous form as he scored his fourth century – including a double -- in seven Vijay Hazare Trophy matches. He scored his runs at a brilliant strike rate of 135.25 that propelled Mumbai to a match-winning 332 all out in 49.2 overs after Karnataka won the toss and opted to bowl first. Shams Mulani scored 45.

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