- Mumbai Defeat Karnataka With Help of Prithvi Shaw Century, and Reached the Finals
Vijay Hazare Trophy: The domestic tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy final will be played between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh (UP) on 14 March in Delhi. Mumbai defeated Karnataka by 72 runs in the semi-finals. At the same time, UP defeated the Gujarat team by 5 wickets. Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw set a record on Thursday. He became the highest batsman to score 754 runs in a season. Second in the list is Karnataka’s Devdutt Padikkal, who scored 737 runs.
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Both have broken Mayank Agarwal’s record. Mayank had scored 723 runs in the 2017-18 season. Prithvi Shaw achieved this feat with an innings of 165 runs in the semi-final against Karnataka. During the innings, Prithvi also hit 7 sixes and 17 fours. As a result, Mumbai gave Karnataka a target of 323 runs in 50 overs.
Padikkal Missed 5th Century
In response, Karnataka’s team could score 250 runs in 42.4 overs. For the team, Padikkal scored 65 runs off 64 balls. Due to this innings, he left Mayank behind. However, Prithvi had already broken Mayank’s record in the first innings. Paddikal missed out on scoring his 5th consecutive century as he was dismissed. Earlier, he had scored a century in four matches.
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Prithvi Shaw Also Scored 4 Centuries in the Season
Prithvi has played 7 matches so far this season, scoring 754 runs at an average of 188.50. During this, he also scored 4 centuries. Prithvi Shaw scored an unbeaten 227 against Puducherry on 25 February. At the same time, he scored an unbeaten 185 against Saurashtra in the last match. After him, Devdutt Padikkal is the highest run scorer in Karnataka. Before the semi-finals, Padikkal scored 695 runs.
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Prithvi has taken the Mumbai captaincy in the last 3 matches only. In this, the team won. At the same time, Earth has also scored a double century and two centuries during this period.
Prithvi Broke Gambhir’s Record as Captain
Prithvi has become the player to score the most 4 centuries in a season. He has broken the record of former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir had earlier scored two centuries in 2018-19.
UP Defeated Gujarat by Akshdeep’s Fifty
At the same time, the UP team defeated Gujarat by 5 wickets in the second match. In the match, Gujarat won the toss and scored 184 runs in the first batting 50 overs. In response, the UP team lost 5 wickets in 42.4 overs and scored 188 runs to win the match. Het Patel had scored 60 runs for Gujarat. For UP, Akshdeep Nath hit a 71-run knock.