Date : September 15, 2023
Time : 3:00 PM IST
Venue : Green Park, Kanpur
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The first semi-final of the Uttar Pradesh T20 2023 will be contested between Noida Super Kings and Kashi Rudras at Green Park in Kanpur. These two teams played each other in the last robin match of the season, wherein the Rudras chased down a target in a low-scoring thriller against the Super Kings. With the stakes at an all-time high in the knockout stages, Noida and Kashi will be looking to bring their best game forward, to become the first team to reach the final of the UP T20.
The batting lineup of the Noida Super Kings struggled big time in their previous match against Kashi Rudras, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar played an enterprising innings of 39 runs in 23 balls to give their score some respectability. The star Indian cricketer contributed with three wickets to the bowling innings of Super Kings, who was ably supported by Prashant Veer with his three wicket-haul, yet they were unable to defend the small total of 112 runs in the final over of the innings.
Meanwhile, at one stage in the same match, Kashi Rudras were looking down and out, but the captain Prince Yadav (46* off 33) along with Shashank Awasthi (18 off 8) stitched together a 54-run stand for the ninth wicket to help their side achieve an unlikely win. Earlier in the day, Suvrat Prasad Tiwari and Shashank Awasthi shared six wickets amongst themselves for Rudras, to restrict the Super Kings to a low score under 120 in the first innings of the match.
Noida Super Kings: Almas Shaukat, Samarth Singh (c), Nitish Rana, Aditya Sharma (wk), Tarun Pawadia, Arjun Bharadwaj, Prashant Veer, Saurabh Kumar, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Naman Tiwari, Kunal Tyagi
Kashi Rudras: Karan Sharma, Siddharth Chaudhary, Shivam Bansal (wk), Sachin Singh Bisen, Kamil Khan, Prince Yadav (c), Mohammad Sharim, Shiva Singh, Shashank Awasthi, Suvrat Prasad Tiwari, Atal Bihari-Rai
Grand League Team
Wicket-Keepers : Aditya Sharma, Shivam Bansal
Batters : Samarth Singh, Karan Sharma, Kamil Khan
All-Rounders : Nitish Rana, Prashant Veer, Prince Yadav, Shiva Singh
Bowlers : Saurabh Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Naman Tiwari, Suvrat Prasad Tiwari, Atal Bihari-Rai
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