Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Super League: Karnataka qualifies for semis despite Mumbai win- As it happened

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Super League Stage: Haryana, Rajasthan,Tamil Nadu and Karnataka qualify for the semifinals. Mumbai misses out despite beating Punjab.

Shubman Gill leads Punjab's pursuit of 244. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Highlights of the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League stage from Surat.

 

FOUR SEMIFINALISTS: Haryana | Rajasthan |Tamil Nadu | Karnataka

Thank you so much for joining us for the live coverage of an eventful day in Surat. The semifinals will take place on Friday and we will see you then again. Till, it's goodbye from all of us and we leave you with the four semifinalist of the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Irrespective of the result, it was a brilliant game of cricket. A total of 464 runs were scored in 40 overs and in the end, there was very little to differentiate between the two side. Half centuries from Mumbai's Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav was followed by Shubman Gill's fifty for Punjab.  What a fitting end to the Super League Stage, eh?

THAT'S THAT! Mumbai restricts Punjab to 221/6 in 20 overs to bag the match by mere 22 runs. This means Karnataka goes through.

  • PUN v MUM: 30 runs required from the last over as Punjab crosses 200. Shivam Dube to bowl the last over.

  • PUN v MUM: GOT HIM! Brilliant grab from Shreyas Iyer at long on. Had to run in and dive low. Did well to hold on the ball. Harpreet Brar is the man dismissed, who failed to clear the boundary by quite some margin.  Punjab is 197/6 after 18 overs, needing 47 from 12 balls.

  • PUN v MUM: OUT! Castled Nikhil, did Tushar. Full and straight as Mumbai loses its fourth wicket. He picks up another wicket, this time of skipper Mandeep Singh. The batsman is trapped in front of his stumps. Two wickets and just four runs from the over. Brilliant stuff!   Punjab is 189/5 after 17 overs, needing 56 runs off the last four overs.

  • PUN v MUM: GONE FOR 78! Shubman Gill has to go back to the pavilion after an entertaining 38-ball 78. A little glance down the leg side is caught by 'keeper Aditya Tare. Not only did he end Mumbai's residual chances of making it to the semis, but has also put Punjab in a decent position for actually chasing down the target. Nikhil Chaudhary  joins Mandeep Singh in the centre. Punjab is 184/3 after 16 overs, needing 60 runs off the last four overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Kudos to Shubman Gill (72* off 36 balls) here. After seeing the ball being tonked to all parts of the field by Mumbai batsmen, he has approached the chase with great character. Not to forget, important 40s from Abhishek Kumar and Gurkeerat have also helped Punjab's cause. Mandeep plays a reverse paddle sweep for a boundary. Punjab is 169/2 after 15 overs, needing 75 runs off the last five overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Shubman and Gurkeerat run two which means that Mumbai has been knocked out of the tournament. Gurkeerat moves into the 40s with a boundary through the extra-cover region. OUT! Tries to clear the fine leg fielder with a paddle sweep. But his half-century stand with Shubman Gill has put Punjab into a commanding position. Skipper Mandeep Singh is the new man in. Punjab is 157/2 after 14 overs, needing 87 off the last 36 balls.

  • PUN v MUM: Shubman Gill gets to his fifty but it was a good over for Shubham Ranjane and Mumbai, with the 12th over producing only nine runs with a four off the last ball. Punjab 133/1 after 12 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Shivam Dube's comeback over goes for 19 runs, Punjab 124/1 after 11 overs. Gurkeerat Singh Mann hit Dube for a couple of sixes over deep mid-wicket, while a top-edge four helped make it a really big over.

  • PUN v MUM: Just six runs off the 10th over, with Gurkeerat Singh Mann struggling to rotate strike early in his innings. Punjab 105/1 after 10 overs. Bowling change: Shivam Dube is back into the attack, replaces Shams Mulani.

  • PUN v MUM: Another big over for Punjab, with 15 runs coming off Shams Mulani's third over. Shubman Gill severe on anything short and is taking full toll by finding the boundary at every opportunity. Shubham Ranjane continues from the other end. While Gurkeerat Singh Mann is relatively new at the crease, Mumbai bowlers can string a few dot deliveries with Punjab still needing to score about 13 runs an over. Punjab 99/1 after 9 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: WICKET! Abhishek Sharma, you might say, has done his job with 29-ball 47 but Shubham Ranjane has provided Mumbai a breakthrough and potentially a way back into the match. Abhishek tries to go inside-out over cover, gets under the ball too much and skies it. Shreyas Iyer runs in off the boundary and completes the catch. Gurkeerat Singh Mann is the new batsman in. Abhishek had hit a six off the first ball and was then dropped at short fine leg by Prithvi Shaw, but the reprieve didn't cost Mumbai many runs. Punjab 84/1 after 7.4 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: There's no stopping Punjab! Fourteen runs came off the seventh over, Punjab moves to 74/0.

  • PUN v MUM: FIFTY UP FOR PUNJAB. Shivam Dube is welcomed into the attack with three consecutive boundaries by Abhishek Sharma. Very ordinary first over Shivam Dube and at current rate, Mumbai may not be able to restrict Punjab to under 150. Punjab is 60/0 after 6 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: 14 off the first Shams Mulani over and the leg-spinner is not happy. He was hit for three boundaries as Shubman Gill moves to 28. Abhishek is not-out on 16 as Punjab is 45/0 after 5 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Brilliant over from Tushar Deshpande there. Started with four dot balls and conceded just two runs in the next two balls. Mumbai needs more of these overs along with wickets in order to restrict Punjab to lunder 150. Punjab is 31/0 after 4 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Gill skies one, but puts enough punch on it as the ball falls on the other side of the fence. Abhishek Sharma then hits Thakur over extra-cover for a maximum. He stood tall and with great bat speed, dispatched the ball over the fence. Two sixes in the Thakur over as Punjab is 29/0 after 3 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Tushar Deshpande is operating with the new ball from the other end. Abhishek Sharma gets going with his first boundary of the night over mid-on. Gill caps off the over with a hit to the fence.  Tushar concedes 11 runs as Punjab is 14/0 after 2 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Decent start from Thakur. Just runs three runs off the over. Both batsmen are off the mark as Punjab is 3/0 after 1 over.

We are back with the chase. Openers Abhishek Sharma and Shubman Gill have are out in the centre to open the innings. Gill will take first strike. Shardul Thakur with the new ball in hand.

 

TO WIN: Mumbai will qualify for the semifinals of the tournament if it is able to restrict Punjab to under 153.

 

Suryakumar Yadav, the skipper, and Shreyas Iyer took the Punjab bowlers head on from the very first ball. The two notched up fifties in no time and never let the bowlers any chance of making a comeback. Both batsmen played glorious, effortless shots to the boundary to power Mumbai past 200. Iyer remained unbeaten on 80 and Suryakumar Yadav's 35-ball 80 came to end towards the fag end of the innings as Mumbai scored 243 from 120 balls.

Well, well, well! I am not sure how to put this dominance from the Mumbai batters in words. To say the least, the batsmen decimated the Punjab bowlers. It all started with Shaw and Tare, who added 71 runs in just 37 balls. Tare fell 21. Soon after Prithvi brought up his half centrury, his wicket was claimed by Harpreet Brar. What happened after that was sheer class.

  • PUN v MUM: Mumbai ends the innings at 243/3 after 20 overs. An excellent finish from Shreyas Iyer. Baltej Singh, in his las over, was first hit for a six before being smashed for a boundary over covers. Iyer than bagged a brace before dodging a wide. The fourth ball of the innings runs off the inside edge of Iyer's bat and beats the deep square leg fielder to the fence. A couple of runs in the end as Shreyas Iyer remains unbeaten on 80. 53 for Prithvi and 80 for S. Yadav.

  • PUN v MUM: I am literally running out superlatives to describe the quality of batting at show here from Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer. Such clean, smart and  flawless hitting! It's a sheer pleasure to watch these two at work. One team's misery is another team's joy. It's not hard to guess who is on what end now. OUT! After a monstrous innings of 85 off just 35 balls, Suryakumar Yadav departs. Fails to clear the ball over long off fielder, who cups the ball safely. Surya(80) and Iyer(63*) as  Mumbai is 223/3 after 19 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: 200 up for Mumbai and this is just sheer destruction from the Mumbai batsmen. Surya and Iyer ran a quick single and the former almost ran himself out after making it home just on time. Mumbai is 202/2 after 17.3 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: 100-RUN STAND and the onslaught continues. S. Yadav is currently not-out on 57, while Iyer is unbeaten at 61. Mumbai is cruising at 197/2 after 17 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: FIFTIES UP! This is just pure domination from Mumbai. Suryakumar Yadav brings up his fifty with a single and Iyer follows it up with a six and a four. Iyer smashes one more boundary to bring up his fifty. The fielder at deep mid-wicket, Harpreet Brar, dives forward to catch the ball, but mistimes his dive as the ball crosses the fence. Mumbai is cruising at 181/2 after 16 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer have added 68 runs in 33 balls for the fourth wicket to put Mumbai in a commanding position for a strong finish against Punjab. Yadav is nearing his fifty and Iyer has shifted gears as Mumbai 151/2 after 14 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer have done well to rebuild Mumbai's innings after the departure of its openers in quick succession. The latter is rotating the strike well and is keeping the keeping the scoreboard ticking, while Yadav is keeping the bowlers under pressure with regular hits to the fence. Yadav (32*) and Iyer (16*) as Mumbai is 124/2 after 12 overs.

  • PUN v MUM:  100 UP FOR MUMBAI! Suryakumar Yadav has started very aggressively here. Dances down the track and smacks Brar inside out over deep-cover region for a six. Follows it up with a single-handed sweep that crosses the boundary line. Mumbai is on course for a big total, 113/2 after 11 overs. Brar finishes his spell with figures of 2/44 from his four overs. 

  • PUN v MUM: OUT! This time, Shubman Gill grabs Prithvi's catch cleanly. Second wicket for Harpreet Brar. Shaw goes down on one leg and fetches the ball from the off stump in an attempt to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary. Ends up skying it and a good running catch from Gill.  Skipper Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in and starts with a boundary. Mumbai is 89/2 after 9 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: FIFTY FOR SHAW! It's come off just 24 balls.  BOWLED HIM! It's not Shaw but Tare. Brar dragged the straighter one short and Tare had all the time in the world to play it wherever he wanted to. He decides to play across the line and pays the price as the ball rams into the middle stump. Shreyas Iyer is the new man in. Mumbai is after  71/1 7 overs.

Well, the way Mumbai has started, this highly unlikely scenario could well be on the cards. Whether Mumbai qualifies or Karnataka one thing's for sure, we are in for a cracker of a match.

 

Our reporter Dipak Ragav has another update on what Mumbai needs to do to qualify.

  • PUN v MUM: Another change in bowling. Nikhil Chaudhary is brought on. Pick up shot from Prithvi that went high and long over the mid-wicket boundary for six. FIFTY up for Mumbai and 50 partnership for the two. Shaw smashes two more boundaries and he is nearing his fifty.  Mumbai is 64/0 after 5 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Change in bowling but no change in fortunes for now! Harpeet Brar has been introduced the attack by the Punjab skipper, but Shaw and Tare continue to make merry. First Tare hit a boundary before Shaw hit Brar for a four and six. Shaw (31*) and Tare (16*) as Mumbai is 47/0 after 4 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: FOUR. SIX. SIX. Prithvi Shaw smacks Daltej Singh all over the park as Mumbai bags 18 runs from the third over. Clean hitting from the youngster as Mumbai is 32/0 after 3 overs.

  • PUN v MUM: Siddarth Kaul is sharing the new ball with Baltej and he almost had Prithvi on first ball. What an effort from Shubman Gill.  He dives to his left and almost grabs the ball with one hand at cover after Prithvi fails tires to cleae the infield. Shaw survives. Tare hits the first boundary of the match with a gorgeous square cut. Kaul gives Tare a lot of width to work with and the latter obliges. Tare ends the over with a cover drive on the up. Mumbai is 14/0 after 2 overs.

  • Punjab vs Mumbai (PUN v MUM): Prithvi Shaw and Aditya Tare are out to open the innings. Baltej Dhanda has the new ball in hand. Both batsmen are off the mark as  Mumbai is 3/0 after 1 over. 

Here are your playing XIs for the match.

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TOSS UPDATE: Punjab has won the toss and elected to field against Mumbai.

Coming up next from Baroda, it's Punjab taking on Mumbai.

 

 

This means that Rajasthan is through to the semifinals and it has Maharashtra and Haryana to thank for it. Haryana had already qualified. So from Group A, Haryana and Rajasthan go through to the semis.

  • MAH v HAR: MAHARASHTRA WINS BY 2 RUNS! Skipper Amit Mishra had brought it close by edging the second last ball past the third man fielder for four, but couldn't put away the low full-toss from Samad Fallah away. Haryana ends its innings at 165/7 after 20 overs.

  • MAH v HAR: Sumit Kumar smacks the full delivery from Digvijay Deshmukh for a four and that's the kind of start Haryana would have liked to the penultimate over. If Amit Mishra and Sumit can bring the deficit down to eight to nine runs for the last over, it will have a real chance. GONE! Sumit chips the last ball to the fielder at deep backward point and this is trouble for the batting side.   Haryana is 157/7 after 19 overs and needs 11 runs from the last over.

  • MAH v HAR: Sumit Kumar picked the slower one from Samad Fallah and muscled it through the deep mid-wicket and long on fielder for four . A great over in the end from Fallah nonetheless, who gave the opposition no room to free their hands with a tight line and length.  Haryana is 149/6 after 18 overs, still needing 19 off 12 balls.

  • MAH v HAR: Jitesh Saroha started the over brilliantly. A six over the deep mid-wicket region followed by a square cut for four, he put Azim Kazi under serious pressure. The bowler responds by claiming Saroha's wicket, whose slog sweep cannot clear the boundary rider. One shot too many! 15 off the over as  Haryana is 140/6 after 17 overs, still needing 28 from the last three overs.

  • Himanshu Rana tries to clear the shot file leg fielder S.M. Fallah with a paddle sweep, but ends up hitting it into his hands. What a way to throw your wicket away. He departs for 28 as Haryana 125/5 after 16 overs, still  needing 43 from the last four overs.

  • MAH v HAR: Himanshu Rana tries to clear the shot file leg fielder S.M. Fallah with a paddle sweep, but ends up hitting it into his hands. What a way to throw your wicket away. He departs for 28 as Haryana 125/4 after 16 overs, still needing 43 from the last four overs.

 

Our reporter Dipak Ragav explains the current situation.

  • MAH v HAR: Himanshu Rana (26*) and Sumit (3*) have an uphill task at hand. Haryana 120/4 after 15 overs, still needing 48 from the last five overs.

  • Maharashtra vs Haryana: A mix-up between Rahul Tewatia and Himanshu Rana and the former has been run-out. He is fuming at his partner, but the damage has been done. Haryana 115/4 after 13.5 overs, needing 53 runs from the last 37 balls.

 

Let's shift our focus to the other match, between Maharashtra and Haryana, which is nearing its end.

  • RAJ v DEL: Aniket Choudhary bowls a very good spell in the final over to curtail Delhi to 131/9. Rajasthan wins by 2 runs. With eight points, it is level with Baroda in the table. The calculators are out the dugout to calculate the net run rates. Delhi is knocked out though.

    Not long ago Delhi lost by 1 runs to Baroda and this defeat, too, will hurt. Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav and Varun Sood were the only batsmen to get into double digits today.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Khallel Ahmed breaks the partnership. He rattles Varun Sood's wickets and Delhi loses another wicket. It has gotten close now though and needs 14 runs from the last over to win. 
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Subodh Bhati answers the question with his bat. Two sixes and a boundary takes Delhi to 113/7 after 18 overs. 21 runs needed off the last two overs. Subodh took a single off the last ball and he will be on strike to face Khaleel Ahmed in the penultimate over.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Delhi 91/7 after 17 overs. At the same stage, Rajasthan was 101/6, with someone like Deepak Chahar in the middle to get the runs at the end. Who can Delhi depend on to get the chase done? 39 runs needed from 18 balls.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Lalit Yadav walks back to the pavillion. Good length ball from Khallel Ahmed and he can only drive it straight back into the bowler's hands. Delhi 93/7 after 16.2 overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Rahul Chahar bowls a tight spell and concedes only three runs. Delhi 91/6 after 16 overs. The required run rate has now climbed to 10.75.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Lalit Yadav (25*) picks a couple of boundaries off Aniket and Delhi is 88/6 after 15 overs. Needs 46 runs from 30 balls to get the win.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Lalit Yadav is showing some intent. He sweeps Rahul Chahar for maximum. Delhi 76 for 6 after 14 overs. Required run rate is now 9.67.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Himmat Singh is gone and Delhi is reeling at 61-6 after 11.5 overs. It needs someone to hold fort in the chase, like Deepak Chahar did for Rajasthan.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Rajasthan gets the prized wicket of Rishabh Pant. He fallls for 30, caught leg before by A.R. Gupta. Delhi 53/5 after 10.1 overs. Lalit Yadav walks in next.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Deepak Chahar bowls a maiden and Delhi is 53/4 after 10 overs. The required run rate is now 8.1. At the same stage, Rajastan was 52/5.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Nitish Rana walks soon after coing in, scoring 2 runs off 3 balls. Caught leg before by A.R. Gupta. Delhi 46/4 after 6,4 overs. Himmat Singh is the new batsman in.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: The third wicket falls! Dhruv Shorey falls after C.P. Singh takes an excellent catch right at the boundary line. Chahar gets the wicket. Delhi 39/3.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: And Anuj Rawat has to walk! He has been stumped by Manendra. Delhi 32/2 after 4 overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Bidhuri OUT for 4! Aniket Choudhary takes the wicket, Chandrapaul is the catcher. DEL 11/1 after 1.3 over.s
    Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant gets a lifeline after Rahul Chahar drops him at first slip. Khaleel Ahmed isn't a happy man.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Pant and Kunwar Bidhuri will open for Delhi. Deepak Chahar to bowl the first over.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Chahar brings up his fifty off 38 balls, dispatching the bowlers to all corners of the park. A captain's innings in all senses of the word, already.

    Rajasthan sets a target of 134.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Deepak Chahar moves to 42 off 36 deliveries resorting to some big-hitting.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Whenever it seems like Rajastan is on the road to recovery, a wicket falls. Chahar wouldn't be a happy man as Salman Khan walks back to the stadium. FOW: 88/6 after 16.3 overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Deepak Chahar tries to free his arms and would be thankful that Vikas spills an easy opportunity at square leg. RAJ 71/5 after 15 overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Rishabh Pant at it again as the stump mic continues to catch it all! Tells Vikas: "Zyaada mat socho, bas daalte raho bhaiya" (Stick to the line and do not think much about the consequences, brother).
     

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  • RAJ v DEL: And gone! Arijit Gupta gets the outside edge as he tries to go for a big shot as soon as he comes in. Unnecessary, one might say, especially because Rajasthan had just lost Bishnoi in the previous over. FOW: RAJ 50/5 after 9.1 overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Delhi gets the wicket it had been looking for. Bishnoi has been castled by the experienced Nitish Rana. He was playing for the off-spinner but the ball maintains a straight line and keeps low. FOW: RAJ 50/4 after nine overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Lomror departs for a duck: gets underneath the ball, but couldn't get the required elevation to clear the fence. Delhi skipper Dhruv Shorey pulls off a stunning catch, diving to his front as Subodh Bhati gets his first wicket. FOW: RAJ 44/3 after 7.4 overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: OUT! Ankit Lamba trying to work the ball on the onside, plays against the turn, but there is no timing on that shot. Lalit Yadav takes a comfortable catch in the deep as Varun pockets his first wicket. Mahipal Lomror walks in. FOW: RAJ 43/2 after seven overs.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Rajesh Bishnoi has to exercise some caution here. He goes for a lofted shot and it just lands short of the cow corner fielder.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Simarjeet's second over goes for 15 runs and soon enough, there is a change in bowling: spin to be played from both ends. Varun Sood has been brought into the attack now. The spinner has 24 wickets from 26 matches in his T20 career.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: Delhi introduces spin early into the first innings. Vikas Mishra concedes five off his first over.
     
  • RAJ v DEL: And with no runs on the board, Rajasthan has lost its first wicket. Simarjeet Singh gets the ball to move away from the right-handed Manendra Singh and Rishabh Pant makes no mistake behind the wicket. The first over is a wicket maiden.

TOSS: Rajasthan wins toss, elects to bat.

 

 

  • UP NEXT: Rajasthan vs Delhi at 13:45 IST.
     

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  • TN v JHA: Tamil Nadu wins the contest by eight wickets with 37 balls to spare. This will surely see the NRR get a much-needed boost. Washington finishes off in style with two back-to-back sixes!
     
  • TN v JHA: Tamil Nadu needs 31 off 54 balls. If things do not go haywire after this, all looks fine for TN.
     
  • TN v JHA: Shahrukh Khan departs after making 24. Goes for a pull shot and finds the fielder Virat Singh running in from deep square leg. Utkarsh takes the wicket. Skipper Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. TN: 35/2 after 7.4 overs
     
  • TN v JHA: Tamil Nadu loses its first wicket. Nishaanth walks, playing against the spin, as the fielder at deep midwicket, Virat Singh, makes no mistake. TN: 30/1 after 6.1 overs
     
  • TN v JHA: With the fielding restrictions in place and a very gettable target on board, Shahrukh doesn't mind taking additional risks. Two consecutive boundaries! TN 26/0 after 4.4 overs.
     
  • TN v JHA: Hari Nishaanth and Shahrukh Khan start proceedings. Utkarsh Singh is getting the ball to turn, early on.
     
  • TN v JHA: And that is it! Jharkhand has been bundled out for 85. Tiwari has been caught short of the crease by Aparajith.
     
  • TN v JHA: An ambitious maximum from Vivekanand Tiwari at this stage of the match! Goes straight and big.
     
  • TN v JHA: And it just keeps coming! Siddharth tastes blood again, his four-for comes for 18. Sumit Kumar goes too, for 19, lbw.
     
  • TN v JHA: Eighth wicket down! Before I can type out an update, another wicket falls: that is exactly how quick Tamil Nadu is looking to get things done. R Sai Kishore has now picked up his first. There is a hint of some turn on the surface and Kishore utilises it to the full. Sonu Singh had no inkling as to where the ball was headed to. Beaten and castled!
     
  • TN v JHA: A disciplined Tamil Nadu side is feasting on a hapless Jharkhand batting unit. Anand Singh departs making 1(8), edging the ball to the man at first slip: Baba Aparajith. FOW: 59/7 in 14.3 overs.
     
  • TN v JHA: The Domino effect! Jharkhand 57/6 after 12.4 overs now. Siddharth takes another wicket as Anukul Roy leaves the pitch.
     
  • TN v JHA: Jharkhand in dire straits! Utkarsh Singh 5(3) takes the aerial route but doesn't time the shot well. Finds the deep midwicket.
     
  • TN v JHA: That's the big fish in the net! Saurabh Tiwary takes the long walk back to the pavilion after making 24(27). Jharkhand 46/4 after 11.3 overs.
     
  • TN v JHA: At this run rate (4.3), Jharkhand's projected score is 86. The side would be looking to get things up and going soon, for Tamil Nadu is known for its batting prowess. TN, if it wins today's contest, gets its direct ticket to the semifinals.
     
  • TN v JHA: Washi's third! Supriyo Chakraborty has been trapped plumb in front, while going for a sweep. The umpire did not have to think twice before raising his finger.
     
  • TN v JHA: Second wicket for Washi in no time! Virat Binod Singh walks after making 2(6 balls), getting the leading edge on that last delivery. Shahrukh Khan is the one who takes a sitter. Jharkhand 19/2 after 5.3 overs.
     
  • TN v JHA: First blood! Deobrat's gone for 1 off 12 deliveries. Washington Sundar snaps up his first victim of the day. Jharkhand 11/1 after 3.4 overs.
     
  • TN v JHA: Saurabh Tiwary and Kumar Deobrat start proceedings for Jharkhand. Tamil Nadu's R Sai Kishore starts things off with the new ball.

TOSS: Jharkhand has won the toss and elected to bat.

 

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Wednesday's matches

  • Tamil Nadu vs Jharkhand: 09:45 IST
  • Rajasthan vs Delhi: 13:45 IST
  • Maharashtra vs Haryana: 14:30 IST
  • Punjab vs Mumbai: 18:30 IST

 

Below are the standings in the Super League stage, thus far:

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(Credits: BCCI)

 

With Haryana being the only team that has sealed a place in the semifinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the last day of the Super League phase promises to be an interesting affair. With the possibility of both the groups witnessing a triple tie, the team management of a majority of teams were busy calculating the net run-rate (NRR) besides plotting the downfall of their opposition.

In the more competitive Group B, Karnataka has finished with three wins and loss with NRR of 0.762. Tamil Nadu and Mumbai are on two wins each. There is a possibility of a three-way tie with Karnataka on points if Tamil Nadu and Mumbai win their clashes against Jharkhand and Punjab, respectively, on Wednesday.

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With the possibility of three teams on three wins and 12 points each, NRR will decide the winner. In such a scenario, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will hold the edge, since Mumbai got -0.589 while TN has NRR of 0.413.

In Group A, Haryana with three wins has qualified already but the fight for the second place is very tight. On Wednesday, Delhi (0.767) takes on Rajasthan (-0.385) and the winner could end up with eight points, same as Baroda (-0.908) who has finished with the league stage. Maharashtra (-0.597) too can join the fight on eight points if it beats group topper Haryana.

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