Kanpur: In the ongoing UP T-20 League at Green Park, the first semi-final match was played between Kashi Rudras and Noida Super Kings on Friday. Noida won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Kashi scored 2 wickets in 20 overs. After scoring 189 runs on loss, Noida was given a target of 190 runs. In reply, Noida Super Kings team, chasing the target, could score only 163 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Kashi made its place in the final by winning the match by 26 runs. The hero of Kashi’s victory was Karan Sharma, he got the man of the match.
While batting, Kashi gave a target of 190 runs to Noida.
The power play of Kashi Rudras team, which came to bat first, was quite challenging. Kashi lost its first wicket in the powerplay, Priyanshu Pandey (2) off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. While Karan Sharma (105*) and Shivam Bansal (56) were alert, Naman Tiwary’s 15-run over took Kashi to 36/1 in the powerplay. Helped to finish at 1. Both the batsmen worked hard in the middle in the absence of continuous boundaries and completed a partnership of 50 runs in 11.1 overs. Karan Sharma recorded his fifth half-century of the competition, off 46 balls which included four fours and two sixes. At the end of 14 overs, Kashi Rudra’s score was 90/1. The next over was a sign of a change in momentum, with Kasi Rudra scoring 17 runs. While the runs continued to flow, Shivam Bansal (56) was the next to complete his half-century in 39 balls, falling to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 17th over.
In one of the best innings of the tournament, Karan Sharma continued his relentless attack and along with Prince Yadav (17) completed his century in 62 balls. His unbeaten innings included a total of eight fours and seven sixes, helping Kashi score 99 runs in the last six overs. He ended the innings with a strong score of 189 runs at the loss of 2 wickets in 20 overs and set the target of 190 runs for Noida. Gave.
In response to Kashi Rudras’s 189 runs, Noida Super Kings team had a very poor performance in the power play. Noida also lost one early wicket of M.Sharim in the form of Samarth Singh (3). Where Almas Shaukat (58) scored 34 runs in the powerplay, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (6), promoted at number three, failed to make the desired impact and was dismissed by M.Sharim. Captain Nitish Rana (32) was out at the score of 45/2 in six overs.
Almas Shaukat completed his half-century in 32 balls with the help of seven fours and one six, before Prince Yadav dismissed him in the 14th over, ending the 64-run partnership with Rana. Prashant Veer (13) along with Nitish Rana left Noida Super Kings needing 81 runs in 41 balls. In an attempt to counter the ever-increasing run-rate, Nitish Rana became M.Sharim’s third wicket, reducing Noida’s chances of victory to 123/4 in 15 overs.
Subsequently, Atal Bihari Rai came back into the attack to dismiss Prashant Veer, while running out Aditya Sharma (4) put Noida Super Kings ahead of the target. After the contribution of Saurabh Kumar (21), Noida Ended at 163/9 and lost the match by 26 runs. In an attempt to counter the ever-increasing run-rate, Nitish Rana became the third wicket for M.Sharim, leaving Noida’s chances at 123/4 in 15 overs. Decreased considerably.
Subsequently, Atal Bihari Rai came back into the attack to dismiss Prashant Veer, while running out Aditya Sharma (4) put Noida Super Kings ahead of the target. After the contribution of Saurabh Kumar (21), Noida Finished at 163/9 and lost the match by 26 runs.