Mahipal Lomror smashed 78 runs off simply 37 deliveries to assist Rajasthan submit a powerful whole.© Twitter
Mahipal Lomror was the standout performer as Rajasthan defeated Bihar by 16 runs within the fourth quarterfinal of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Wednesday right here on the Motera Stadium. Whereas Bihar has been knocked out, Rajasthan has progressed to the semi-finals. With this win, Rajasthan will now conflict in opposition to Tamil Nadu within the first semi-final on Friday. Chasing 165, Bihar misplaced its opener Shasheem Rathour (0) was dismissed by Aniket Choudhary within the second over and the facet was despatched on the backfoot from the very begin.
Earlier than the midway mark, Babul Kumar (24) was additionally run out and the facet wanted 98 runs from 60 balls with eight wickets in hand.
Mangal Mahrour steadied the ship for Bihari and he went on to register his half-century and he was nonetheless on the crease as his facet wanted 55 runs off the ultimate 4 overs. Ultimately, the duty proved an excessive amount of for Mahrour and different batters as Rajasthan registered a win by 16 runs.
Earlier, Mahipal Lomror’s knock of 78 runs off simply 37 balls helped Rajasthan submit a complete of 164/5 within the allotted twenty overs in opposition to Bihar.
Opting to bat first, Rajasthan acquired off to a gentle begin as openers Bharat Sharma and Ankit Lamba placed on 59 runs inside the primary 9 overs. Nonetheless, Bihar got here again sturdy because the facet dismissed Bharat (38) and Ashok Menaria (0) in fast succession, decreasing Rajasthan to 60/2 within the 10th over.
Ankit then discovered assist in Mahipal Lomror and each batters scored runs in fast succession placing Bihar bowlers beneath strain. Nonetheless, going for the kill led to Ankit’s (38) wicket within the 16th over, decreasing Rajasthan to 109/3.
Within the last few overs, Lomror unleashed all types of attacking photographs, and his 78-run knock guided Rajasthan to a complete of greater than the 160-run mark.
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