Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarterfinal: Karnataka beats Bengal in Super Over to reach semifinals

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Quarterfinals: Presenting the live score, updates, commentary and highlights from SMAT 2021 with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Karnataka, Bengal, Gujarat and Hyderabad in action.

FILE PHOTO: Vijay Shankar will lead defending champion Tamil Nadu into the quarterfinal against Kerala.   -  The Hindu

Welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22 quarterfinal matches in Delhi.

The four semifinalists of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy are:


Tamil Nadu



Tamil Nadu vs Hyderabad and Karnataka vs Vidarbha in the semifinals.

Manish Pandey and Karun Nair to begin chase. Mukesh Kumar with the ball. Pandey, on strike, collects two off the first ball with a mistimed pull. Pandey seals the deal with a maximum! Karnataka through to the semis.

Quarterfinal 4: Hyderabad thrashed Gujarat by 30 runs to book a semifinal berth. Put in to bat, Hyderabad posted 158 for five in 20 overs and Gujarat could only respond with 128 for eight. Tilak Varma top-scored for Hyderabad with a 50-ball 75 while T Ravi Teja was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 27.

Ritwik and Kaif to open for Bengal. Kaif on strike. Cariappa with the ball. Swing and a miss. GONE! He hits the next ball straight down Karun Nair's throat at long-off. Batters didn't cross. Shreevats Goswami will be on strike. Goswami plays a cut shot and collects four. Three balls left. Goswami is run out off the next ball, trying to steal a second. So, Karnataka need six to win.


Batters didn't cross, so Ritwik will be on strike for the final over. 20 needed off 6. Akash Deep joins Ritwik. SHOT! First ball six for Ritwik. Patil feeling the heat? And another one! This time over fine leg for six. A single off the next ball. 7 off 3 with Akash on strike. He has driven this down the ground for four. What a shot! A couple off the next ball. Should have been just one. 1 off 1. GONE! Akash Deep is run out at the non-striker's end; Manish Pandey with a direct hit. Scores are tied. It's a Super Over!

BEN 141/7 in 19 overs: Darshan to bowl the 19th. Starts with a dot. Pramanik on strike. A single next ball. 25 off 10. Another dot. Karnataka pulling away now. Ritwik finds the gap this time and gets four. 21 off 8. Single off the next ball.  GONE! Pramanik has been caught.

BEN 135/6 in 18 overs: Ritwik keeping Bengal in the game. Scoops Vyshak over fine leg for four. Good finish from Vyshak - two dots to end the over. Bengal need 26 to win off the last two overs.

BEN 128/6 in 17 overs: Patil bowling the 17th. Pramanik gets one away through third man for four. Useful runs. Ritwik picks the gap and gets a boundary off the last ball. Pierced the gap between midwicket and short leg to perfection. 33 off 18 needed.

BEN 116/6 in 16 overs: Cariappa to bowl out. Just four from the over. Bengal need 45 to win.

BEN 112/6 in 15 overs: Writtick brings up his 50 with a four off Darshan but holes out later in the over. This is a telling blow to Bengal's chase. Ritwik hits a boundary off the last ball. Pradipta Pramanik is at the crease.

BEN 102/5 in 14 overs: Suchith into the attack. Kaif Ahmed has been clean bowled. Wicket coming at the right time for Karnataka. Shahbaz Ahmed caught first ball! Is there a twist? Ritwik Roy Chowdhury joins Writtick.

BEN 99/3 in 13 overs: Here's Cariappa. Misery from K.C. Only three from it. Bengal, though, are well on course.

Quarterfinal 4: Gujarat needs 111 runs to win from 60 balls with seven wickets in hand at the halfway stage. Het Patel and Piyush Chawla are at the crease after Sourav Chouhan was run out.

BEN 96/3 in 12 overs: Vyshak bowling his third. He has bowled well after that expensive first over where Goswami took him apart. Writtick, meanwhile, spearheading the chase with aplomb and measured aggression. Makes room and hits one over long on for six.

BEN 88/3 in 11 overs: Suchith into his third. Writtick goes on the backfoot and pulls it over square leg for six. Another productive over for Bengal.

BEN 80/3 in 10 overs: Patil is back. Kaif gets a boundary off an inside edge. Was turning out to be a good over until then.

BEN 71/3 in 9 overs: Suchith continues. Kaif and Writtick content with ones and twos at the moment. Karnataka have helped their cause by offering the occasional boundary ball. Six off the over.

BEN 65/3 in 8 overs: Vyshak returns. Kaif scythes this through covers for four. Good comeback from Vyshak. Just two off the remaining deliveries.

BEN 59/3 in 7 overs: Here's J Suchith. Seven from that over. Nearly a run out off the last ball but the batter's safe. Both Kaif and Writtick have been aggressive with their running between the wickets.

BEN 52/3 in 6 overs: Darshan continues. Glorious shot from Chatterjee, who gets under the ball and pummels it over long-off for four. Darshan has the last laugh though as Chatterjee is caught off the next ball. Kaif Ahmad is the new man in.

Quarterfinal 4: Chasing 159 for the win, Gujarat is struggling at 21 for two at the end of the Powerplay. Openers Dhruv Raval and Urvil Patel are back in the hut. Hyderabad’s Ravi Teja and Chama Milind have claimed a wicket apiece.

BEN 46/2 in 5 overs: Cariappa continues. Writtick collects a six off him. Bengal need to keep the scoreboard ticking. 13 off that over; a misfield off the last ball allows Bengal to shave four more off the target.

BEN 33/2 in 4 overs: M B Darshan to bowl the fourth. Bengal have pulled things back nicely after that first-over onslaught from Goswami. Only four from this over.

BEN 29/2 in 3 overs: KC Cariappa into the attack. GONE! Unfortunate dismissal. Gowami is caught short of his crease at the non-striker's end. Sudip Chatterjee joins Writtick.

BEN 27/1 in 2 overs: V. Patil to share the new ball. He gets a wicket first ball! Das has been caught. Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee joins Goswami. Patil drops one short on leg stump and Writtick swivels a pull over fine leg for four. 7 off the over.

BEN 20/0 in 1 over: Shreevats Goswami and Abhishek Das get the chase underway. Vyshak with the new ball. He errs in line first ball, down the leg side and all Goswami has to do is get some bat on it and the ball races away to the fence. He follows it up with a four and a six. Karnataka on the backfoot straightaway. He bookends the over with a scorching cover drive.

Quarterfinal 4: Hyderabad posted a competitive 158 for five from its 20 overs. Tilak Varma top-scored with a 50-ball 75 while opener Tanmay Agarwal scored 31 of 21. Piyush Chawla (2 for 9) and Chintan Gaja (2-32) were among the wickets for Gujarat.

Aniruddha gets a boundary off the first ball before holing out. Mukesh with his first wicket. Nair finishes with a flourish - a four and a six to get to a fifty as Karnataka end their innings on 160.  Bengal need 161 to win.

KAR 144/4 in 19 overs: Akash Deep concedes a four and a six in his last over as Nair and Aniruddha collect 14.

KAR 130/4 in 18 overs: Mukesh Kumar to bowl the 18th. Nair the key for Karnataka. Excellent from Mukesh - only six off that over.

KAR 124/4 in 17 overs: Aniruddha joins Nair. Ghosh to bowl out. Just seven off his last over.

KAR 117/4 in 16 overs: Writtick at the receiving end of Manohar's ire - gets struck for three fours and a six before getting him caught. Good cameo. Goes for a nine-ball 19.

KAR 99/3 in 15 overs: Nair goes inside out over cover for six. Shahbaz has been taken to the cleaners today. 10 off the over. Shahbaz today - 36 for 1 from his four overs.

KAR 89/3 in 14 overs: Sayan Ghosh with the breakthrough! Manish Pandey departs. Abhinav Manohar joins Nair. Excellent over. Three runs and a wicket.

KAR 86/2 in 13 overs: Nair gets out the slog sweep against Shahbaz and collects four. He's looking to be the aggressor. Good comeback. Just three from the remaining deliveries.

KAR 79/2 in 12 overs: Manish Pandey steps down the track and launches Pramanik over long-off for six. Fabulous strike. 11 from this over.

KAR 68/2 in 11 overs: Shahbaz continues. Nair sweeps one in front of square for a much-needed boundary. Follows it up with another delightful shot, bisects the gap between point and third man for four more. 12 off the over.

KAR 56/2 in 10 overs: Pradipta Pramanik into the attack. So, two left-arm spinners in tandem at the moment. Karun Nair has joined Pandey. These two need to build a partnership.  Pandey retains strike with a single off the last ball. Five off the over.

KAR 51/2 in 9 overs: More spin. Shahbaz Ahmed to roll his arm. Pandey, who has been circumspect in his approach, gets one away for four. Good placement and timing. At the other end, Kadam holes out trying to play a big shot. The left-hander has succumbed to the pressure. Seven runs and a wicket.

KAR 44/1 in 8 overs: Writtick Chatterjee into the attack. Spin for the first time in this match. Five runs from it. Karnataka need a move on.

KAR 39/1 in 7 overs: Ghosh continues. Starts with a wide. SIX! Length ball from Ghosh and Kadam has launched that over mid wicket for six. 11 from that over. The most expensive of the innings so far.

KAR 28/1 in 6 overs: Akash gets another over inside the first six. He has been brilliant. Kadam is caught but it's off a no-ball! Free hit coming up. Batters crossed. Manish Pandey on strike and Akash dishes out an inch-perfect yorker. Dot ball. A dot to end the over.

KAR 25/1 in 5 overs: Sayan Ghosh into the attack. Six runs off his first over. Quiet PowerPlay so far for Karnataka. Bengal aren't complaining.

KAR 19/1 in 4 overs: GONE! Sharath has been clean bowled by Akash. He piled on the pressure with a string of dots and Sharath succumbed. Manish Pandey is in at No. 3.

KAR 17/0 in 3 overs: Kadam collects another boundary off Mukesh. Six runs off Mukesh's second over. Steady start for Karnataka this.

KAR 11/0 in 2 overs: Akash Deep to share the new ball. He starts with a wide. Good comeback from Akash after conceding an extra off the first ball. Four runs off the over.

KAR 7/0 in 1 over: Rohan Kadam and B.R. Sharath opening the innings. Mukesh Kumar with the new ball. Kadam plays a delightful flick through midwicket for four.



BENGAL XI: Akash Deep ,Ritwik Roy Chowdhury,Kaif Ahmad,Sudip Chatterjee (C),Shreevats Goswami (W),Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee,Mukesh Kumar,Sayan Ghosh,Abhisek Das,Shahbaz,Geet Puri

KARNATAKA XI: M B Darshan,B R Sharath (W),V Vyshak,Karun Nair,Manish Pandey (C),K C Cariappa,Suchith J,Rohan Kadam,Aniruddha,Vidyadhar Patil,Abhinav Manohar


Tamil Nadu beat Kerala by five wickets.

TN 187/5 in 19.3 overs: Shahrukh goes for the heave outside off and collect a couple at mid wicket. Pulled to square leg for one. Scores level. SIX! Mohammed seals it in style. It's in the slot and Mohammed launches it over mid wicket.

Tamil Nadu needs 4 runs to win from 6 balls.

TN 178/5 in 19 overs: Sanjay Yadav whips it to mid wicket for a single. Swing and a miss but they steal a bye. A toe-crusher by Manukrishnan and Sanjay Yadav digs it out to collect a single. Shahrukh shovels it down the ground but just a single. SIX! Yorker goes wrong and Sanjay Yadav deposits the full-toss over square leg. OUT! Yadav gets beaten by the lack of pace and slogs it straight to long on.

Tamil Nadu needs 14 runs to win from 12 balls.

TN 168/4 in 18 overs: FOUR! Sanjay Yadav thumps a length ball outside off past mid off and to the boundary. SIX! In the arc outside off and Shahrukh tonks it straight and over the ropes. SIX! Pitched at good length and Shahruck pulls it to fine leg for a six. 19 runs from the over.

TN 149/4 in 17 overs: OUT! Shankar holes out. Wide outside off and full and the skipper edged it to the keeper going for an expansive drive. Great over by Manukrishnan; just four runs from it and the big wicket of skipper Vijay Shankar.

Tamil Nadu needs 37 runs to win from 24 balls.

TN 145/3 in 16 overs: Sanjay Yadav's six off Asif ensures TN gets 13 runs off the over and keeps the chase on track.

TN 132/3 in 15 overs: Six singles off Midhun's final over and he ends with figures of 4-0-32-1. And the required rate has touched 10.

TN 126/3 in 14 overs: SIX! Saxena revs it in full and into Shankar's hitting arc. He gets under it and picks it straight over the bowler.

TN 116/3 in 13 overs: OUT! Midhun cleans up Sudharsan. It wasn't short enough for the cut and was closer to the body than Sudharsan anticipated.

Quarterfinal 3 Result: Vidarbha beat Rajasthan by nine wickets. They chase down Rajasthan's total with 31 balls to spare. Taide remains unbeaten on 40.

TN 112/2 in 12 overs: One of the better overs for Kerala with just seven coming from it. Saxena bowls a defiant stump to stump line to deny the batters room.

TN 105/2 in 11 overs: FOUR! Short of length and wide outside off by Akhil and Sudharsan punches it off the backfoot through covers.

TN 95/2 in 10 overs: Nine runs from Midhun's over which includes a six by TN skipper Vijay Shankar .

TN 86/2 in 9 overs: FOUR! A half-volley on off stump and Sudharsan drives straight beautifully for a boundary. A couple of wides by Vishweshwar; the batters run hard between the wickets to collect five more in the over.

TN 75/2 in 8 overs: Sudharsan is in fine touch with two boundaries as the Midhun over costs 13.

Quarterfinal 3: Vidarbha within touching distance of a crushing win. Taide and Satish have brought up the 50 stand off 54 balls. Vidarbha are 62/0 at the halfway stage.

TN 62/2 in 7 overs: Sudharshan edges one past the keeper while looking to cut on the off. OUT! Manukrishnan castles Nishaanth  on the first ball of the over.

TN 58/1 in 6 overs: A six and a four from the Saxena over.

TN 45/1 in 5 overs: This is a strong start for TN and they will be fancying their chances now.

TN 34/4 in 4 overs: Sudharsan comes in at number three and he smashes Saxena for a four.

Quarterfinal 3: Atharva Taide and Ganesh Satish off to a brisk start in their pursuit of Rajasthan's 84. Vidarbha are 33/0 at the end of the PowerPlay. They need 52 more to win.

TN 27/1 in 3 overs: Kerala gets the big wicket of Jagadeesan after Nishaanth smashes him for a six over long on.

TN 18/0 in 2 overs: Vishweshwar bowls a big no-ball and Nishaanth smashes him for a boundary. Nine from the over.

TN 9/0 in 1 over: SIX! Nishaanth makes room on the off and ends up pulling a short pitched ball over square leg.

Jagadeesan and Nishaanth to get TN's chase underway as Manukrishnan is with the new ball for Kerala.

Tamil Nadu needs 182 runs to win from 120 balls.


KER 181/4 in 20 overs: Saravan bowls an expensive final over with 20 coming from it. Akhil joins the party to hit two fours before Vishnu smokes one more maximum over mid wicket.

KER 161/4 in 19 overs: Vishnu clubs three sixes off Mohammed to bring up a 22-ball fifty.

KER 142/3 in 18 overs: Great comeback from Kerala. Vishnu smashes Warrier for 6, 4, 6 off the first three before Warrier gives his over to Saravan with an injured finger.

Quarterfinal 3: Vidarbha restrict Rajasthan to an underwhelming total of 84/8. Kamlesh Nagarkoti top-scored with 39 off 48. Yash Thakur was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 24. Vidarbha need 85 to win.


1-1 (A R Gupta, 0.3 ov) ,2-2 (Y B Kothari, 1.2 ov) ,3-16 (M K Lomror, 3.6 ov) ,4-18 (Deepak Jagbir Hooda, 4.3 ov) ,5-18 (S F Khan, 4.5 ov) ,6-40 (S A Ahuja, 8.5 ov) ,7-51 (S K Sharma, 12.3 ov) ,8-52 (Rm Bishnoi, 13.3 ov)

KER 119/3 in 17 overs: Sanjay Yadav bowls out and returns outstanding figures of 2-23 in four overs.

KER 113/3 in 16 overs: Sai Kishore bowls out and Kerala batters really need to get moving. Only seven come from it as batters dig out five singles and a couple. Sai Kishore ends with returns of 4-0-31-0.

The latest from Rajasthan vs Vidarbha QF3:

Quarterfinal 3: Rajasthan are 57/8 after 15 overs. Nagarkoti is holding one end up but has had little support from his teammates. Vidarbha have used six bowlers so far and all six have picked wickets.

KER 106/3 in 15 overs: Sanjay Yadav concedes nine from the over and Kerala reaches 100.

KER 97/3 in 14 overs: Ashwin bowls out with a five-run over and ends with figures of 4-0-20-1.

KER 91/3 in 13 overs: Sanjay Yadav turns the game on its head with two wickets from the over, including that of captain Sanju Samson. Ashwin takes an absolute stunner at backward point to effect the dismissal of the dangerman.

KER 90/1 in 12 overs: Kunnummal chips it over mid off on a good length ball outside off stump for FOUR! He follows it up with a couple of twos to bring up his fifty!

Updates from Rajasthan vs Vidarbha QF3:

Quarterfinal 3: Vidarbha continue to chip away at Rajasthan's batting line-up. After 10 overs, Rajasthan are six down for just 43. Nagarkoti, batting on 13, is their highest run-getter so far.

KER 78/1 in 11 overs: Good variations from leg spinner Ashwin and the batters struggle to pick him. Six runs from the over.

KER 72/1 in 10 overs: Baby smashed Sai Kishore for a six off the first ball of the over. A couple of twos and Kerala picks up 13 runs from the over.

KER 59/1 in 9 overs: Five singles as Ashwin gives little away, hitting the right line and length.

KER 54/1 in 8 overs:  Eight from the Sai Kishore over as Kunnummal and Baby are happy to collect ones and twos.

KER 46/1 in 7 overs: Murugan Ashwin strikes to remove the dangerous Azharudden. Sachin Baby walks in at one-drop.

Meanwhile, here are the updates from RAJ vs VID QF 3:

Quarterfinal 3: Bowling first, Vidarbha have reduced Rajasthan to 21/5 at the end of the PowerPlay. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Suraj Ajya Ahuja at the crease. Darshan Nalkande and Lalit Yadav have a wicket each while Yash Thakur has grabbed two.

KER 42/0 in 6 overs: Kunnummal drives through covers on a full ball outside off by Sanjay Yadav for FOUR!

KER 34/0 in 5 overs: Sai Kishore bowls the first over of spin. Just three runs from it as he keeps it tight on the stumps.

KER 31/0 in 4 overs: Kunnummal smashes Saravan for three fours in the over. Too short and Kunnummal pulls him fine before swatting one through covers.

KER 15/0 in 3 overs: FOUR! Warrier bowls a good length on off and gives little away. Goes short on the last ball and Azharuddeen pulls it away for FOUR!

KER 10/0 in 2 overs: FOUR! Saravan bowls it a little full and straight and Azharuddeen flicks it past mid wicket with great timing off the last ball.

KER 4/0 in 1 over: Tight first over from Warrier. Kunnummal edges one to third for a couple. Some serious movement for the pacer.

Kunnummal and Azharuddeen open the batting for Kerala. Sandeep Warrier with the new ball for TN.

PITCH REPORT- There is some moisture on the surface and the pacers are likely to get good movement initially. Pitching it full will be key to extracting swing. There is a bit of grass and some cracks are visible too.

TOSS- Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to field.

Here are the line-ups for TN vs KER QF1:


Tamil Nadu vs Kerala Quarterfinal 1 Preview

Defending champion Tamil Nadu will look to continue its dominance of Kerala when they clash in the quarterfinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Thursday.

Though unbeaten against Kerala in last four encounters since March 2015, TN can expect a tough challenge. With the Kerala top-order scripting three straight eight-wicket victories, the TN bowlers have their task cut out. In-form Vijay Shankar-led TN will be looking to get into Kerala’s less-tested middle-order as early as possible.

Since the match is scheduled in the morning, toss could be a factor with the teams looking to chase a target than setting one.


Tamil Nadu: Vijay Shankar (c), Adithya Ganesh (wk), Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Hari Nishaanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Jagatheesan Kousik, M Mohammed, T Natarajan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kisore, Sai Sudharsan, Sandeep Warrier, Sanjay Yadav, P Saravana Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Manimaran Siddharth, Ragupathy Silambarasan, Rajendran Vivek, Washington Sundar

Kerala: Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Abdul Basith, Sajeevan Akhil, KM Asif, Basil Thampi, Vathsal Govind, Jalaj Saxena, Sijomon Joseph, Rohan Kunnummal, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan, Sudhesan Midhun, Pathirikattu Midhun, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Rojith Ganesh, Sachin Baby, Sharafuddeen, Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod (wk), Suresh Vishweshwar, Vyshak Chandran

Rajasthan vs Vidarbha Quarterfinal 3 Preview

At the Air Force ground, Vidarbha will look to continue its unbeaten run in the competition when it faces Rajasthan. Deepak Hooda, second on the list of batters with most runs (291) this season, will be one to look out for Rajasthan.

Having topped the Plate group, Vidarbha surprised Maharashtra in a one-sided contest on Tuesday. The side gave the impression of batting without fear and has the services of some clean strikers like opener Atharva Taide and middle-order batsman Jitesh Sharma whose strike-rate this season stands at an astonishing 246.34 after scoring 202 runs off just 82 deliveries. Unlike some of the other quarterfinalists, these teams are at full strength.


Rajasthan: Ashok Menaria (c), Suraj Ahuja (wk), Shiva Chauhan, Rajat Choudhary, Aniket Choudhary, Chandrapal Singh, Aditya Garhwal, Shubham Garhwal, Arjit Gupta, Deepak Hooda, Mohit Jain, Deepak Karwasara, Salman Khan, Yash Kothari, Abhimanyu Lamba, Ankit Lamba, Mahipal Lomror, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ravi Bishnoi, Samarpit Joshi, Shubham Sharma, Tanveer Ul-Haq

Vidarbha: Akshay Wadkar (c), Siddhesh Wath (vc), Ganesh Bhosle, Shubham Dubey, Harsh Dubey, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Karnewar, Darshan Nalkande, Siddhesh Neral, Yash Rathod, Parth Rekhade, Sanjay Raghunath, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sooraj Rai, Atharva Taide, Aditya Thakare, Akshay Wakhare, Apoorv Wankhade, Umesh Yadav, Yash Thakur

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22 Today's Matches

November 18, Thursday1st QuarterfinalTamil Nadu vs Kerala8:30 AMArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
November 18, Thursday3rd QuarterfinalRajasthan vs Vidarbha8:30 AMPalam A Stadium, Delhi
November 18, Thursday2nd QuarterfinalBengal vs Karnataka1:00 PMArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
November 18, Thursday4th QuarterfinalGujarat vs Hyderabad1:00 PMPalam A Stadium, Delhi

Where to watch SMAT 2021-22 knockouts Live?

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarterfinal matches 2021-22 will be aired live on the Star Sports Network. The matches will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.