Vijay Hazare Trophy: Uttar Pradesh defeat Gujarat by 5 wickets to enter finals

An all-round effort from Uttar Pradesh saw it being defeat Gujarat by five wickets in the first semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

After being asked to bowl after losing the toss, Uttar Pradesh restricted Gujarat to 184 in 48.1 overs. Yash Dayal stood out with figures of 3 for 34 while Aaqib Khan claimed 2 for 22 in his 10 overs.


Uttar Pradesh’s chase was led by a half-century from Akshdeep Nath who scored 71 off 104 deliveries as UP easily clinched victory in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-finals.

While UP did fall into trouble as they were 45 for three as Madhav Kaushik, Samarth Singh and Priyam Garg fell cheaply. However, a fourth-wicket stand of 89 between Nath and UP skipper Karan Sharma (38) put Gujarat out of the contest.

On the other hand, Gujarat was all out for 184 after winning the toss and deciding to bat first in the semis. Het Patel top-scored with 60 and Chawla contributed 32 but the rest of the batting line-up faltered miserably.

Upendra Yadav guided the side home with an unbeaten 31 off 25 balls as he slammed Piyush Chawla for a six and a four in the 43rd over to put UP in the Vijay Hazare Trophy finals in an emphatic fashion.