Rajasthan will meet Tamil Nadu within the first semi-final on Friday
Rajasthan 164 for five (Lomror 78*, Aman 2-31) beat Bihar 148 for 4 (Mahrour 68*, Bishnoi 1-34) by 16 runs
Bihar’s spirited combat was extinguished by a much-experienced Rajasthan, who grew to become the fourth semi-finalist on the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. They are going to play Tamil Nadu, final yr’s runners-up within the first semi-final on Friday, with Punjab clashing towards Baroda later that night.
Victory was set-up by Mahipal Lomror, who smashed an unbeaten 37-ball 78 at No. Four to inject momentum and respectability to Rajasthan’s batting present. Openers Bharat Sharma and Ankit Lamba made 38 apiece too, as Rajasthan posted a aggressive 164 for five after Ashok Menaria elected to bat.
Lomror, who equalled his earlier better of 78, steered the innings after the openers fell in fast succession. He smashed 5 fours and as many sixes, after coming in to bat within the 10th over.
Bihar opted to protect wickets within the first half after which try a heist. They have been helped alongside the best way by Babul Kumar (24), Mangal Mahrour, who completed unbeaten on 68 off 58 balls and Vikash Yadav (27 off 17 balls)
They obtained right into a place from the place they wanted 45 off the final three overs with a set Mahrour trying to do the unthinkable, however maybe they left themselves with just a little an excessive amount of to do.
Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm tempo spearhead, conceded solely eight off the penultimate over to depart Bihar with 27 off the final over, which was a tad too many. They finally fell brief by 16 runs.
Nonetheless, Bihar will take again with them the expertise of getting come by a tricky qualifying pool, profitable all their 5 video games within the league section. They might simply surprise in the event that they left issues for just a little too late on the flight dwelling.