The team lost on Hanuma Vihari’s bravery… Despite the lead, the team was out of the tournament.
New Delhi, In the quarter-final match of Ranji Trophy, Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari was in limelight against Madhya Pradesh. Right-handed batsman Vihari was seen batting with his left hand despite a fracture in his hand. He kept trying to score runs for the team till his last breath. Despite all the exercises, Vihari could not make his team Andhra Pradesh win. Madhya Pradesh won by five wickets in this knockout match. With this, the MP team has entered the semi-finals.
Hanuma Vihari was injured during the first innings itself. Avesh Khan’s ball hit his wrist. During the investigation, it was found that the bone of Vihari’s hand was broken. Despite a serious injury, Vihari started batting with the left hand instead of the right hand. During this, he also scored important runs for the team. During the first innings, 27 runs came from Vihari’s bat with the help of five fours.
The Andhra Pradesh team had a total lead of 151 runs on the basis of the first innings. Batting first, Andhra Pradesh scored 379 runs. In response, the Madhya Pradesh team was all out for 228 runs. The team was in a strong position, seeing which Vihari was in no mood to come to bat in the second innings. Usually he bats at number-3 in his home team but the Andhra Pradesh team lost their nine wickets for just 76 runs.
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Seeing the team in trouble, Vihari once again came for batting. He made a partnership of 22 runs with the 10th number batter. During this, Vihari also hit three fours while playing with the left hand in his innings of 16 balls and took the team’s score to 93 runs.
Andhra Pradesh team gave Madhya Pradesh a target of 244 runs to win. In reply, with the help of half-centuries from Yash Dubey, Rajat Patidar, the Madhya Pradesh team made this target by losing five wickets.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 03, 2023, 19:46 IST