Tilak Varma’s quick-fire 75 and an excellent display by means of the bowlers helped Hyderabad beat Gujarat by means of 30 runs of their quarter-final fit of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 event right here on Thursday.
Installed to bat on the Air Drive floor at Palam, Hyderabad rode on Varma’s 75 off simply 50 balls to put up a aggressive 158/5 after which limited the opposition to 128/8 to go into the last-four level of the nationwide T20 championship.
Hyderabad misplaced opener Pragnay Reddy (1) early after he used to be trapped in entrance by means of pacer Chintan Gaja (2/32). In-form skipper Tanmay Agarwal (31) then steadied the innings, together with Varma, because the duo added 46 runs for the second one wicket.
It used to be Varma, who now not simplest toyed with the Gujarat assault but in addition anchored the innings and hammered 5 fours and two sixes within the procedure.
He used to be smartly supported by means of Himalay Agarwal (23) and Buddhi Rahul (25 now not out), who performed 2nd mess around. Because of Varma, Hyderabad may pass close to the 160-run mark.
Chasing 159, Gujarat have been reeling at 3/33 after having misplaced their top-three batters cost effectively.
Two-down Het Patel (25) and Piyush Chawla (25) attempted to take the sport deep, however Hyderabad saved on making inroads.
Ripal Patel, together with his 24-ball 35, did lift Gujarat’s hopes nevertheless it used to be too little and too overdue. As soon as Ripal used to be pushed aside by means of Chama Milind (2/28), it used to be everywhere for Gujarat.
Transient Ratings: Hyderabad 158/5 in 20 overs (Tilak Varma 75, Tanmay Agarwal 31; Piyush Chawla 2/9, Chintan Gaja 2/32) beat Gujarat 128/8 in 20 overs (Ripal Patel 35; T Ravi Teja 3/27, CV Milind 2/28) by means of 30 runs.