In the next over, Karthik ended Himanshu’s stint at the crease as the batsman departed one short of a half-century leaving his side at 115/4. With a couple of wickets falling in a short span, Haryana scored just 18 runs from the 15th to the 18th over.
Rahul Tewatia, who is usually famous for playing cameo innings, failed to up the tempo and got run out after scoring ten runs off as many balls. Sumit Kumar and Arun Chaprana in the final over whacked sixes to see Haryana reach a respectable 148/7 despite the side losing two wickets in the last five balls.
Chasing 149, skipper Kedar Devdhar and Smit Patel made a steady start for Baroda with the side scoring 33 runs in the first five overs without losing a wicket. However, the final over in the powerplay — which was also the first maiden of the match — saw Yuzvendra Chahal bamboozling Patel.
Devdhar then along with Vishnu Solanki scored 68 runs in the next nine overs without playing any risky shot. The partnership started to look lethal and that saw Haryana introduce Chahal back into the attack in a desperate attempt to take a wicket.
However, Sumit Kumar provided Haryana the much-needed breakthrough as skipper Devdhar finally perished after scoring a 40-ball 43. With 23 required off the last two overs, Mohit ensured Haryana was right on track. Even the first three balls of the last over went for just three runs but Solanki struck two back to back fours and then launched a helicopter shot to steer Baroda into the semis.
Brief Scores: Haryana 148/7 (H Rana 49, Shivam Chauhan 35; Karthik Kakade 2-7); Baroda 150/2 (Vishnu Solanki 71*, Kedar Devdhar 43; Yuzvendra Chahal 1-15).