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APL 2022 | UTL vs RYLS | Jagarlapudi, Rasheed stars for Rayalaseema Kings to knockout Uttarandhra Lions

For Rayalaseema Kings, Jagarlapudi Ram flourished in his role as a bowler, claiming a four-fer. While in the second innings, Shaik Rasheed's 55-ball 85 headlined the run-chase.

As it happened

Rayalaseema Kings (RYLS) came out on top in the Eliminator 1 of the Andhra Premier League (APL) 2022, gaining a five-wicket victory at the expense of Uttarandhra Lions (UTL).

Rasheed, Girinath hits a home run

As seen in the tournament, targets above 150 runs have left the chasing teams in tricky situations. However, for RYLS, Rasheed and Girinath made a headway that helped them gun down a 189-run target as if it was a child's play.

Once languishing at 6/3, the Kings seemed down and out. But a 73-run stand between Rasheed and Thanneru Vamsi Krishna for the fourth wicket revived the sinking ship.

Following Girinath's dismissal at 48 runs, Jagarlapudi with his quickfire 13-run cameo guided his side past the finishing line with five wickets and two balls to spare.

Read MoreRohit blames poor batting for the collapse 

Jagarlapudi's four-for saves the day for the Kings

Uttarandhra Lions were led by Gulfaam Saleh with the bat, who with his 80-run knock, pushed his side to a 188-run total.

While the UTL bowlers had a tough day at the office, Jagarlapudi came to his team's rescue, bagging a four-wicket haul to bring regular halts in the opposition's innings.

Apart from Saleh, Srikar Bharat and Kothakoona Lakshman were the other two performers who shone with the bat, scoring 29 and 31 runs, respectively.

Brief scores:

Uttarandhra Lions - 188/7 (20)

Gulfaam Saleh 80(40), Kothakoona Lakshman 31(25);

Jagarlapudi Ram 4-37 (4)

Rayalaseema Kings - 190/5 (19.4)

Shaik Rasheed 85*(55), Girinath Reddy 48(30);

Kaldhi Ajay Kumar 2-25 (4)

Rayalaseema Kings won by five wickets.

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