The two teams were clubbed in the same Elite Group A alongside Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Railways, Uttarakhand and Mizoram.
Mumbai qualified for the quarter-final by winning six of their seven group phase matches. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side suffered their solitary defeat against Railways by four wickets.
In the quarter-final, Mumbai won a thrilling contest against Saurashtra by two wickets.
Pacer Tushar Deshpande, Mumbai’s leading wicket-taker this season, took three wickets as Saurashtra posted a competitive total of 166/8. Thereafter, an all-round batting performance coupled with tailenders’ contributions saw Mumbai through to the semis, with just three balls to spare.
On the other hand, Vidarbha won five and lost two of their seven group games. One of those wins, against Uttarakhand, came by a close margin of two runs. Seamer Yash Thakur bagged four wickets in that match to help his team defend a total of 157 runs.
Following a win over Chhattisgarh by five wickets in the pre-quarterfinal, Vidarbha faced Delhi in the quarters, where they managed to hold on to their nerves in a crunch one-run win.
Pacer Yash Thakur, who is leading the wicket-taking charts for his team, yet again tormented the opposition batting line-up with a four-wicket haul to help his team seal a semi-final spot.
Interestingly, both sides will be eyeing their maiden final in the tournament’s history.
Mumbai vs Vidarbha head-to-head in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
The two teams have faced each other on three instances in the tournament’s history, with Mumbai winning on all three occasions.
Mumbai and Vidarbha locked horns earlier in the competition this season, with the former winning the fixture by 15 runs.
The other two match-ups took place in the 2018-19 and 2015-16 campaigns, where Mumbai won by six wickets and five wickets, respectively.
Where to watch Mumbai vs Vidarbha Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 match live in India?
The Mumbai vs Vidarbha Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels in India.
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