Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 Semi Finals : Saurashtra proved too good for Karnataka; Assam go down against Maharashtra

Two highly contrasting semi finals were played on Wednesday in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022.

The first of them was a high scoring feast, where Maharashtra posted a mammoth total. Thanks to centuries by Gaikwad and Bawne.

On the other hand, Saurashtra was posed no threat by Karnataka.

Find out the results of these riveting Semi Final in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 here.

Semi Final 1: Maharashtra : 350/7 (50) vs Assam. : 338/8 (50)

Both the teams were high in confidence after their exploits in the Quarter Finals and it the match was poised to be “The Clash of the Titans”.

Match Result:- Maharashtra won by 12 runs

Match Review: Riding high on centuries of both Ruturaj and Ankit, Maharashtra posed a formidable 350 in their allotted 50 overs. Assam fought with fervour till the last ball with Purakayastha (95) and Roy (78), but couldn’t match up to their opponents.

Semi Final 2 : Karnataka: 171 ( 49.1) vs Saurashtra : 172/5 ( 36.2 )

Coming after comprehensive wins in the Quarter Finals, both the teams were in for a “Fight of Equals”

Match Result:- Saurastra win by 5 wickets

Match Review : It was a meek surrender for Karnataka as Saurashtra hardly put a foot wrong. Skipper Jaydev Unadkad ‘s fiery opening spell was “Too hot to handle” by the Karnataka batsmen as they fell like nine-pins and only managed to put up 171 on the board which seemed to be a cakewalk for Saurashtra in the end as they chased it down with 13 overs to spare.

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