Prithvi Shaw made 44-ball 61 while skipper Shreyas Iyer was unbeaten on 55 off 53 balls.
Prithvi Shaw made 44-ball 61 while skipper Shreyas Iyer was unbeaten on 55 off 53 balls.

Star-studded Mumbai made it to the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19 beating Hyderabad by 60 runs (VJD method) in the 1st semi-final at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Wednesday.

In the rain-curtailed match, Mumbai, after restricting Hyderabad to 246/8, sped to 155/2 in 25 overs before rain halted play. No play was possible after the delay and Mumbai walked away with the win via the VJD method.

Prithvi Shaw made 44-ball 61 while skipper Shreyas Iyer was unbeaten on 55 off 53 balls.

Earlier, after opting to bat first, Hyderabad had a poor start with openers Tanmay Agarwal (11) and Akshath Reddy (7) departing early.

Rohit Rayudu and Bavanaka Sandeep then steadied the innings with a 50-run stand for the third wicket. But, Mumbai managed to stay ahead with regular strikes. Rayudu held his tight scoring his half-century off 91 balls before accelerating, scoring 121 off 132 deliveries with the help of eight fours and four sixes.

No.9 batsman Mehdi Hassan made 23 off 17 to help Hyderabad to a respectable total. Fior Mumbai, Tushar Deshpande picked 3/55 while left-arm pacer Royston Dias claimed 2/43. Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivam Dubey and Shams Mulani grabbed one wicket apiece.

In chase, Shaw, fresh from his Man-Of-The-Series effort against West Indies, continued his good form helping Mumbai to 73 in just 9.5 overs. Fellow opener Rohit Sharma failed to make an impression as he was cleaned up by Hassan for 17 off 24 balls.

Hassan provided then next for Hyderabad when he castled Shaw. Iyer then took over and registered his fourth fifty plus score in the tournament, combining for an unbeaten 73-run stand for the third wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (17*) before rain played spoilsport.

Mumbai will now face the winner of  the second 2nd semi-final, to be played on Thursday, between Jharkhand and Delhi, in the summit clash on Sunday.

Brief Scores: Mumbai 155/2 (Prithvi Shaw 61, Shreyas Iyer 55*; Mehdi Hassan 2/23) beat Hyderabad 246/8 (Rohit Rayudu 121*, Bavanaka Sandeep 29; Tushar Deshpande 3/55) by 60 runs (VJD Method)