Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Gujarat wins thriller as Bengal takes a thrashing

Gujarat held its nerves to beat Rajasthan in a one over Eliminator while Bengal took a thrashing against Karnataka.

Bengal's Pradipta Pramanik bowls against Mizoram at Barabati stadium in Cuttack on Thursday.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Key highlights from day two action of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.

 

Results:

Delhi beats Mizoram by 10 wickets.

Assam floors Mizoram by 131 runs.

Jharkhand downs Jammu and Kashmir by nine wickets.

Uttarakhand bags a seven-wicket victory against Baroda.

Services thrashes Tripura by eight wickets.

Chhattisgarh wins by 97 runs against Arunachal Pradesh.

Vidarbha beats Bihar by seven wickets.

Himachal beats Meghalaya by 65 runs.

Mumbai thumps Punjab by 35 runs.

Karnataka beats Bengal by nine wickets.

Haryana beats Odisha by 10 runs.

Saurashtra beats Madhya Pradesh by six wickets.

Maharashtra beats Puducherry by 8 wickets.

Uttar Pradesh beats Hyderabad  by 6 wickets.

Gujarat beats Rajasthan by one over Eliminator.

 

  • Gujarat hold its nerves to pull off a thrilling win over Rajasthan in the one over Eliminator. What a finish to the day as the action from all the groups come to an end. Thanks for tuning in to this space.
  • Rajasthan needs five runs to win after Gujarat scores 4/1 in the 1 over.
  • The Gujarat vs Rajasthan clash has moved into a one over Eliminator after the scores were tied.
  • Piyush Chawla falls to Dhillon for 4, Gujarat 127/6 in 16.2 overs, chasing Rajasthan's 143.
  • Meanwhile, in another Group E match at the Palam Ground, Uttar Pradesh has beaten Hyderabad by 6 wickets.
  • Maharashtra walks away with four points after beating Puducherry by 8 wickets in a Group E match at Palam.
  • Pujara and Desai score half-centuries as Saurashtra beats Madhya Pradesh by six wickets in Indore.
  • Haryana (141) registers a 10-run win over Odisha (131/5) at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.
  • Urvil Patel falls! Caught by D L Chahar off A V Choudhary. Gujarat 15/1 after 1.4 overs.

• A one-man show at the DRIEMS ground in Cuttack hands Karnataka four points with 25 balls to spare. Rohan Kadam scores an unbeaten 81 in 55 balls to take his side to the finishing line for the loss of just one wicket.

Nagaland finds itself in deep muck as Paras departs too now. After 6.3 overs, the side is at 32/5.

Rajasthan sets Gujarat a target of 144.

Nagaland loses its first man after 2.4 overs as Sedezhalie departs for 4, run out by Ayyappa Bandaru. Nagaland 12/1

Andhra has already made it to the 200-run mark, with eight wickets in hand, and we still have 20 balls remaining in the contest.  Andhra 202/2 vs Nagaland

Haryana folds for 141 in 19.5 overs (Arun Chaprana 10 off 10, A H Hooda 0 off 0). Odisha has quite a task at hand when it comes out to bat at Barabati!

Bengal loses its sixth man! Pradipta Pramanik scores just one run before falling victim to K C Cariappa, Bengal 121/6 after 16.5 overs.

Rajasthan loses its first wicket for nine! Aditya N Garhwal goes for 5(3) nine balls into the match, castled by the young Hemang Patel.

Andhra loses its first wicket for 27. Ashwin Hebbar (15 runs, 9 balls) is the one taking the long walk back to the pavilion. Caught by R Jonathan off Rachit.

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GUJARAT: Manish Sharma , Urvil Patel, Hemang Patel, Axar Patel, Piyush Chawla, Chirag J Gandhi, Dhruv Raval (W), P K Panchal (C), R B Kalaria, Hiten Mahera, Tejas R Patel

RAJASTHAN: Aditya N Garhwal, M K Lomror (C), M N Singh, S K K Ahmed, R D Chahar, Robin Bist, A V Choudhary, Chetan Bist (W), D L Chahar, T M Haq, T N Dhillon

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Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat against Gujarat.

Shreevats Goswami departs after 7.6 overs but only after contributing 40 runs off 29 balls to the team's total. Bengal is at 66/3 as Bhandage gets the glovesman.

The captain and the 'keeper have both left the field as Madhya Pradesh gets a rude shock, minutes into the innings -- 5/2 with only four balls bowled. Chetan Sakariya is the man!

Pondicherry won the toss and elected to bat.

Andhra won the toss and asked Nagaland to field.

Saurashtra won the toss and elected to field first.

Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first.

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SQUADS:

NAGALAND: Zhimomi, Nitesh, Paras, Rachit , Pawan K B (W), R Jonathan (C), Abrar Kazi, Pawan Suyal, Sedezhalie, Tahmeed, Imliwati

ANDHRA: Ashwin Hebbar, Girinath Reddy, Ricky Bhui, G H Vihari (C), Karn Sharma, Ayyappa Bandaru, D B Prashanth Kumar, K S Bharat (W), D B Ravi Teja, K V Sasikanth, S K Ismail

MAHARASHTRA: MD INGALE, Y J NAHAR, V H Zol, A R Bawane, N S Naik (W), S M Fallah, A N Kazi, N S Shaikh (C), S S Bachhav, R D Gaikwad, D M Hinganekar

PONDICHERRY: Rohit D (C), M Viknesh, Akshay Jain, Santhosh Kumaran S, S Karthik (W), PRATIK, P THAMARAIKANNAN, Pankaj Singh, Thalaivan Sargunam, Fabid Ahmed, P K Dogra

MADHYA PRADESH: Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Naman Ojha (W), Salman Baig, Mihir Hirwani, Rajat Patidar (C), Sohraab Dhaliwal, Avesh Khan, Parth Sahani, Abhishek Bhandari, Venkatesh Iyer, Anshul Tripathi

SAURASHTRA: C Pujara, Robbie, A V Vasavada, Chirag Jani, D A Jadeja, Sheldon Jackson, Prerak Mankad, Yuvraj Chudasama, J Unadkat (C), H Desai (W), Chetan Sakariya

HYDERABAD: Ashish Reddy, C V Milind, Mehdi Hasan, Akshath Reddy, Tanmay Agarwal, A T Rayudu (C), B Sandeep, Sumanth Kolla (W), K Rohit Rayudu, Saaketh, Md Siraj

UTTAR PRADESH: Priyam Garg, Aksh Deep Nath (C), Ankit Rajpoot, Suresh Raina, Samarth Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Rinku Singh, Shiva Singh, Upendra Yadav (W), Boby Yadav, Yash Dayal

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• Mumbai beats Punjab by 35 runs thanks to a crucial knock from Surya and a four-for from Dhawal Kulkarni.

• Himachal beats Meghalaya by 65 runs to bag four points.

• EAT, SLEEP, WIN, REPEAT: Meanwhile, Vidarbha doing what it does best! Wins the contest against Bihar comfortably by seven wickets.

#HARvODI Playing XI:

 

 

Odisha has won the toss and asked Haryana to bat first.

#BENvKAR Playing XI:

 

 

Bengal has won the toss and elected to bat first.

Time for a mouthwatering Bengal- Karnataka clash now!

Next up in 11 minutes, it would be Haryana vs Odisha at Barabati.

Maybe we just jinxed it! Swarajeet Das walks as Ankit Rajan Maini provides the necessary breakthrough. Meghalaya 74/3 after 10.5 overs.

10 overs to go, 137 runs to win. Can Meghalaya do it with eight wickets in hand?

At the crease are Yogesh Nagar 33(31) and Swarajeet Das 6(8). Can they pull it off?

• Goa marches to an easy eight-wicket victory in just 14 overs.

• Chhattisgarh wins by 97 runs against Arunachal Pradesh thanks to a wonderful knock from Rishabh Tiwari -- 81 runs in 52 balls.

• Services thrashes Tripura by eight wickets at Palam II.

• Uttarakhand cruises to a seven-wicket victory against Baroda.

• Jharkhand rides on a fiery innings from skipper Ishan Kishan to floor a lacklustre Jammu and Kashmir by nine wickets.

• A confident Assam downs a spiritless Mizoram by 131 runs at Barabati.

Fireworks on display at Mulapadu! Jharkhand skipper Ishan Kishan is treating Jammu and Kashmir bowlers with utmost disdain and dispatching them to all corners of the park. Jharkhand is at 157/1 after 15.4 overs, with victory just a breath away.

The contest is all but over at Barabati where Mizoram needs 140 runs in two overs. Wouldn't be surprised if the men in green are already celebrating!

Ravi Chauhan reaches his half-century in 45 balls as Services has made it to 131 unfazed against Tripura. Just 27 runs required in five overs now.

• And that's it! Delhi effortlessly cruises to a victory by 10 wickets and bags four points in no time against a clearly enervated Mizoram.

Mizoram is in trouble at Barabati! The side has lost four wickets within 7.5 overs and with just 31 runs up on the board. K Lal Remruata was the last man to walk for a duck as an ecstatic Jitumoni Kalita celebrates his dismissal.

With 15 overs to go, Uttarakhand which is at 35/1, needs 118 runs to win against Baroda. At the crease are Karanveer Kaushal 20(15) and Saurabh Rawat 2(2).

• After what we saw at Indore yesterday, Baltej Singh would surely be thanking his stars now! Punjab heaves a sigh of relief.

Jammu and Kashmir has just one wicket in hand and the score reads 168. With Rasikh Salam 4(5) and Umar Nazir 0(0) at the crease, seems like we are heading towards a very competitive total. Jharkhand will have work to do when it comes out to bat!

Rahul Shukla has the big fish in the net! Irfan Pathan who was looking to go all guns blazing since the very first ball, has been made to walk. After 16.5 overs, Jammu and Kashmir is at 144/5.

• We are still not over the Cheteshwar magic from Thursday, are you?

 

What an innings from Rishabh Tiwari at DRIEMS, Cuttack. Scores 81(52) against an insipid Arunachal attack here before Kshitiz Sharma gets his wicket, Chhattisgarh 155/3, after 15.4 overs.

Assam is off to a big total against Mizoram. A wicket falls and it is only its third at 131. Sinan finds the the woodwork as Rajjakuddin Ahmed goes for 3 (7 balls).

 

Bihar loses its first wicket as Nalkande gets Vijay Bharti. Jangid takes the catch. Bihar 6/1 after 1.3 overs.

Mumbai, after the initial scare has managed itself quite well. thanks to Shreyas Iyer and Surya. It is at 53/2 after 7 overs.

 

Meanwhile Sikkim loses its first wicket. Nilesh Lamichaney goes cheaply, making 6, off Lakshay Garg. Sikkim's score reads 11/1 after 3.4 overs

Vidarbha has won the toss and elected to field first.

Tripura in dire straits! It has lost four men en route to 44, can it stage a successful comeback? Last man to go was Banik, run out by Ahlawat, 7.2 overs into the game.

Ohh and what is this? Ajinkya Rahane follows suit. And he goes for a duck!. Manpreet Singh Grewal is the bowler. Mumbai 8/2 now.

And what a way to start the day! A very big wicket for Sandeep Sharma, as Prithvi Shaw takes the long walk back. Mumbai loses its first wicket for 8.

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SQUADS:

DELHI: Himmat Singh, Pranshu Vijayran, Unmukt Chand, Nitish Rana, Pawan Negi, Ishant Sharma (C), Dhruv Shorey, Subodh Bhati, Hiten Dalal, Anuj Rawat (W), Lalit Yadav

MANIPUR: Bishworjit, Homendro (C), Narsingh Yadav, Th Kishan , Shah, P Prafullomani (W), Mayank Raghav , Ajay Singh, Hrithik Kanojia, Yashpal Singh, Priyojit K

JHARKHAND: Virat Singh, Anukul Roy, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, I R Jaggi, Kumar Deobrat, Vikash Singh, Rahul Shukla, Monu, Anand Singh, Ishan (C) (W)

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: Rasikh Salam, Shubham Khajuria, Shubham Singh Pundir, Parvez Rasool (C), Suryansh Raina (W), Umar Nazir, Jatin Wadhwan, Irfan Pathan, Abdul Samad, Mujtaba Yousuf, Manzoor Dar

ASSAM: Abu Nechim Ahmed, Jitumoni Kalita, Mukhtar Hussain, Amit Sinha (C), Riyan Parag, Pallav Kumar Das, Rishav Das, Sibsankar Roy, Deepak Gohain, Wasiqur Rahman (W), Rajjakuddin Ahmed

MIZORAM: G Lalbiakvela, Moia, H M Ralte, K Lal Remruata, Sailo (W), Ruata , Sinan, Hruaizela, Parvez, Taruwar Kohli (C), Akhil Rajput

BARODA: R T Arothe, Mitesh Patel (W), Mohit Mongia, A Sheth, Yusuf Pathan, Bhargav Bhatt, Deepak Jagbir Hooda, Kedar Devdhar (C), L I Meriwala, Swapnil K Singh, Vishnu Solanki

UTTARAKHAND: D Dhapola, Sunny , Vaibhav , Raturi , Shivam Khurana (W), Sunny Kashyap, Vijay Sharma , Himanshu Bisht, Rajat Bhatia (C), Saurabh Rawat, Karanveer Kaushal

TRIPURA: K K Acharjee, M B Mura Singh (C), N N Sen Choudhury, S S Majumder, Saurabh Das, T S Saha, U U Bose, J R Banik (W), A A Chakraborty, Pratyush Singh, Ninad Kadam

SERVICES: V U Yadav, Rahul Singh Gahlaut, A P Sharma, Rajat Paliwal (C), Diwesh Gurdev Pathania, Nakul Verma (W), Vikas Hathwala, Mohit Ahlawat, Ravi Chauhan, Sachidanand Pandey, Mohit Kumar

HIMACHAL: Ankit Rajan Maini, A K Bains (C) (W), M J Dagar, P P Jaswal, A S Jamwal, R R Dhawan, A K Kaushik, K D Singh, P S Chopra, E C Sen, N A Sharma

MEGHALAYA: A Singhania, J J Lamare, Neetesh Sharma, Gurinder Singh, Punit Bisht (C) (W), Yogesh Nagar, R R Biswa, Amiangshu Sen, Swarajeet Das, Akash Kumar, Abhay Negi

GOA: Amulya Pandrekar, Lakshay A Garg, Snehal Kauthankar, Suyash S Prabhudessai, Vijesh Prabhudesai, Amogh Desai (C), Darshan Misal, Keenan (W), Sagun Kamat, Amit Verma, Krishna Das

SIKKIM: Palzor, Amosh Rai, Bibek (W), Ishwar Chaudhary, Milind, B B Sharma, Lee Yong Lepcha, Mandup Bhutia, Nilesh Lamichaney (C), Ashish Thapa, Luitel

MUMBAI: Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare (W), Shardul , Surya, Shreyas Iyer, S D Lad, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Prithvi Shaw, S Z Mulani, Tushar U Deshpande, Shubham Ranjane

PUNJAB: Prabhsimran Singh (W), Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh (C), Yuvraj Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Mann, Baltej Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Manpreet Singh Grewal, Barinder Singh Sran, Anmolpreet Singh

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Mizoram suffered a crushing 159-run defeat against Bengal in its Syed Mushtaq T20 opener but head coach P. V. Shashikanth remains upbeat about the challenges ahead, admitting that it will take time before teams from the north-east leave a mark. Our reporter Ayan Acharya caught up with the man and you can read the interview here.

Surat: R. Ashwin-led Tamil Nadu side opened its Syed Mushtaq Ali campaign on a losing note as it lost to Rajasthan by 53 runs.

Indore: Sikkim suffer Shreyas Iyer's ire as he hit sixes at will against a bowling attack, dominated by dibbly-dobbly bowlers who didn’t even match the pace of a club cricketer in established cricket centres. A report of the game.

New Delhi: Chasing 160 runs to win, Hyderabad chocked in the final over to hand Pondicherry a memorable win in the latter's maiden outing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In the others games there, Baroda, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra scored important victories over Tripura, Services and Uttar Pradesh respective. A report and scores of all those games.

Cuttack: Abhimanyu Easwaran scored a century as Bengal thrashed Mizoram by 159 runs while in another match Odisha lost to Chhattisgarh by 10 wickets. Here's a report of those games.

Vijayawada: Jharkhand pulled off a thrilling three-run win over Delhi in its Group A first round match at yesterday. Here's a report of the match.