Vijay Hazare Trophy: Rishi Dhawan leads Himachal Pradesh to final

Jaipur, December 24

Rishi Dhawan led from the front with an all-round show as Himachal Pradesh beat Services by 77 runs in the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today. Himachal Pradesh will face Tamil Nadu in the title clash.

Batting at No. 6, the Himachal Pradesh skipper top-scored with a 77-ball 84 to help his side recover from a mid-innings collapse and score 281/6.

In reply, Services were bundled out for 204 in 46.1 overs with Dhawan being the wrecker-in-chief with figures of four for 27 from 8.1 overs.

Earlier, Dhawan hit nine boundaries and one six, and got perfect support from Akash Vashisht, who smacked four boundaries and two sixes in his quick-fire 45 not out from 29 balls. Opener Prashant Chopra had scored 78 runs off 109 balls. — PTI

Brief scores: Himachal Pradesh: 281/6 (Dhawan 84, Chopra 78, Vashisht 45*) vs Services: (Paliwal 55; Dhawan 4/27, Vashisht 2/28); Saurashtra: 310/8 (Jackson 134; Shankar 4/72) vs Tamil Nadu: 314/8 (Aparajith 122, Sundar 70; Sakariya 5/62).

Courtesy: Tribune India

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