Rahul Shukla's fifer helps Jharkhand set up semis vs Karnataka in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Rahul Shukla scored crucial 32 runs with the bat at No.9 to help Jharkhand reach 214. In reply he took 5 for 61 to skittle Services out for 189.

updated: March 13, 2014 00:54 IST
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Kolkata: Right-arm pacer Rahul Shukla (in file pic from 2013 Champions League T20) grabbed five wickets in an impressive pace bowling display as Jharkhand beat Services by 25 runs to set up a semifinal clash against Ranji champions Karnataka in Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket tournament in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Shukla (5/61) and fellow pacer Jaskaran Singh (2/22) ran through the Services top order as they were shot out for 189 in 48.4 overs while chasing a target of 215 at the Jadavpur University second campus ground at Salt Lake.

Services were reduced to a precarious 62 for five at one stage before number seven batsman Soumya Swain (45 from 66 balls; 5x4s) and skipper Yashpal Singh (39 from 81 balls) rebuilt the innings before Jharkhand leg-spinner Ashish Yadav broke the 46-run sixth wicket stand by dismissing the latter.

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