Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Final 2021-22 Highlights: Shahrukh Khan's last ball six seals win for Tamil Nadu

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22: Get the live cricket score, updates, commentary and highlights of SMAT 2021 final between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka from Delhi.

File Picture: Shahrukh Khan's last-ball six sealed a second successive Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 title for Tamil Nadu.   -  PTI

Welcome to Sportstar's HIGHLIGHTS of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka from Delhi.

Tamil Nadu beat Karnataka by four wickets.

Man of the match: Shahrukh Khan 33*(15b; 1x4, 3x6)

MATCH RECAP

With Tamil Nadu needing five runs to win off one ball, Shahrukh Khan pulled off a heist with a last-ball six to guide his team to a record third Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title. Defending champion Tamil Nadu was left needing 16 runs to win from the last over after the top and middle order failed to score at an adequate rate. Shahrukh's unbeaten 33 off 15 balls was instrumental in taking his team over the line from a precarious 57 to win off 28 balls.

Inserted by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka was rocked by three early strikes before Abhinav Manohar's rescue act took the team past 100. Praveen Dubey and Jagadeesha Suchith's cameos steered Karnataka to a competitive 151 for seven with 42 runs coming in the last three overs.

TAMIL NADU INNINGS

TN 153/6 in 20 overs: FOUR! Length ball outside off by Jain and Sai Kishore swings and gets the edge to third man. This one is very wide on off but Sai Kishore reaches out and edges it to short third for a single. Wide ball! Yorker and Shahrukh just manages a single to long off. Another single for Sai Kishore to deep point. Wide down leg again. Driven straight by Shahrukh and they got a couple of runs. 5 runs to win from 1 ball. SIX!!!!!!! Shahrukh has done it! Pitched full on leg and Shahrukh flicks it over deep square leg and TN wins! A second successive SMAT title for Tamil Nadu and a record third title overall - the most by any team in the history of the tournament.

TN 136/6 in 19 overs: Low full toss from Patil and mistimed by Mohammed to extra cover for a single. Shahrukh back on strike. Short and wide on off and Shahrukh drives at deep extra cover for a couple. FOUR-BYES! Perfect yorker and Shahrukh is beaten but the keeper misses it too. Dug out for a single at long off. OUT! Mohammed top edges it straight to Pandey at long on. SIX! Short and Shahrukh smashes it straight over the bowler.

TN 122/5 in 18 overs: OUT! Sanjay Yadav slogs outside off but ends up slicing it high and straight to deep extra cover. Jain gets his first wicket. Shahrukh gets off strike and new batter Mohammed gets a couple. Shahrukh comes back on strike. Just a single for him at long off. Another single to end the over.

TN 116/4 in 17 overs: FOUR! Darshan strays on the leg and goes short and Sanjay Yadav rocks back and flicks it fine to the boundary. SIX! Slower back of length and Shahrukh pummels it over long on. FOUR! Wide outside off and Shahrukh slaps it through cover to the rope. Wide outside off and bowler is confident that Shahrukh has edged it but the umpire has called it a wide. A couple more Shahrukh who miscues the heave outside off and the ball trickles to mid wicket where fielders collide to allow a couple of runs. Wide ball on off. Pitched very wide again and Shahrukh runs it to short third for a dot.

TN 97/4 in 16 overs: OUT! Skipper Shankar holes out. Lofts it straight to long off. OUT! Two in two for Cariappa. Similar shot as Shankar's and the man at long off holds on to it again. Shahrukh comes in at flicks it for one to deny the hat trick. Two runs and two wickets from the over and Cariappa bowls out.

TN 95/2 in 15 overs: FOUR! Jagadeesan shuffles across to off and takes it on the full to flick it away to deep square leg. Despite the boundary only eight come from Darshan's over. TN needs 57 runs to win from 30 balls.

TN 87/2 in 14 overs: Six singles from Darshan's over. He gives width outside off on a couple of occasions but the batters fail to cut them away to the boundary.

TN 81/2 in 13 overs: FOUR! Jagadeesan clear the mid wicket boundary on the bounce and finally a boundary for TN. Nine runs from Suchith's over.

TN 72/2 in 12 overs: Short of length from Cariappa and the batters can only dig out five singles from the over. TN needs 80 runs to win from eight overs.

TN 67/2 in 11 overs: Good over from Jain. Not much pace but keeps a tight length which allows just five singles and a brace from the over.

TN 60/2 in 10 overs: Suchith is back into the attack. He replaces Nair. Four singles from it as well. Karnataka in the game.

TN 56/2 in 9 overs: Praveen Dubey into the attack. TN batters quite content in working the singles. Four from that over.

TN 52/2 in 8 overs: Karun Nair into the attack. Nair traps Sudarshan in front. The bowling changes working for Karnataka. Vijay Shankar comes to the middle. Two runs and a wicket from that over. Tamil Nadu need 100 runs in 72 balls.

TN 50/1 in 7 overs: MB Darshan into the attack. 2, 1,1 off the first three balls. The fifty comes up with a single off the last ball.

TN 44/1 in 6 overs: V. Patil to bowl his first. Four off his first and that ends the PowerPlay. TN will be happier of the two teams at this stage.

TN 40/1 in 5 overs: Suchith returns into the attack. Jagadeesan launches one over long-on for six. No one near the boundary and with the ball not turning, Jagadeesan decided to take a calculated risk. 11 off the over.

TN 29/1 in 4 overs: SIX! Nishanth collects a maximum off Cariappa. He is run out off the fifth ball! Sudarshan joins Jagadeesan.

TN 22/0 in 3 overs: Prateek Jain into the attack. Nishanth looking to be the aggressor in this partnership. Jagadeesan meanwhile taking his time. Four off the over.

TN 18/0 in 2 overs: Cariappa from the other end. Starts with a wide. Nishanth on the charge as he collects another boundary, this time off Cariappa. Dot to end the over.

TN 9/0 in 1 over: Hari Nishanth and Jagadeesan to begin chase. Suchith up front. Nishanth off the blocks with a four six. Nine off the first over.

Welcome back to the chase.

KARNATAKA INNINGS

KAR 151/7 in 20 overs: Suchith digs out a good yorker by Natarajan to long on for a couple. SIX!  Length outside off and Suchith open his arms and slices it over deep point for a six. Yorker again and Suchith just gets a single at sweeper cover. Dubey collects a couple at wide long of, digging out the yorker again. OUT! Length again from Natarajan but Dubey drives uppish and hands a catch to cover. OUT! Suchith drives straight and is run out trying to steal a third run.

KAR 138/5 in 19 overs: FOUR! Dubey goes inside out over cover off Warrier's length ball. SIX! This was in the slot outside off and Dubey smashes the half-volley wide long off. Good comeback with a slower in swinger that beats Dubey. FOUR! Room again off side and swatted away by Dubey between point and cover. Good yorker next ball. A couple for Dubey at deep square leg to end the over. 16 runs from that over and the Karnataka dugout has finally something to cheer for.

KAR 122/5 in 18 overs: FOUR! Slotted full by Natarajan and Suchit deftly opens the face to guide it behind point. Natarajan really struggling with his line here. Two back to back wides again. Jams in the yorkers but well-negotiated by the batters. Vijay Shankar walks off the field after hurting his finger while fielding.

KAR 109/5 in 17 overs: OUT! Manohar holes out at mid off trying to slog a length ball from Warrier. The bat twirls in his hand and he is livid with himself.

KAR 102/4 in 16 overs: Sanjay Yadav bowls a tight final over of his quote, giving away just two wides and four singles.

KAR 96/4 in 15 overs: FOUR! Dubey cuts Ashwin sharply just outside off and past point. Dubey misses the googly trying to play an expansive drive on front foot. Keeper appeals for a stumping but replay confirms that the back foot was firmly planted.

KAR 89/4 in 14 overs: OUT! Sai Kishore strikes again. Bowled it very wide on off and Sharath stepped out to reach it and got the top edge that looped to point. Good take by Sudharsan. Three runs and a wicket and Sai Kishore bowls out. What a spell it has been - three for 12 in four overs.

KAR 86/3 in 13 overs: FOUR! In the slot on off stump by Natarajan and squeezed away to deep point by Manohar. Eight runs from the over.

KAR 78/3 in 12 overs: Full-toss on leg and Manohar steps out to slog it but doesn't get it from the middle of the bat and it lands just short of deep mid wicket; just one run. SIX! Pitched up by Ashwin and Sharath steps out to take it as a half-volley and smack it over deep mid wicket.

KAR 70/3 in 11 overs: Warrier comes back into the attack and concedes just three singles. Bowls a good length just outside off and mixes it up with a yorker and a slower one.

KAR 67/3 in 10 overs: FOUR! Short on off and Manohar slaps it to the long off boundary. Ten runs from the over and Natarajan struggles with his line and length. A couple of wides and bowls a predictable back of length on off stump.

KAR 57/3 in 9 overs: SIX! Loose full-toss by Ashwin and Manohar clubs it straight for a maximum. Takes a singles at long on next ball. 10 from the over as Ashwin keeps it to four singles after the first ball six.

KAR 47/3 in 8 overs: FOUR! Sharath sweeps Sanjay Yadav crisply to the square leg boundary. Loud appeal for caught behind next ball as Sharath looks to cut at point. FOUR! Cheeky from Monahar. Slightly full and he paddles sweeps it to fine leg.

KAR 37/3 in 7 overs: Murugan Ashwin rolls his arm over and gives away just three singles. Bowls a tight line on off stump.

KAR 34/3 in 6 overs: Sai Kishore gets a third inside the first six. Sharath has joined Pandey. GONE! Sai Kishore, you beauty! Cleans up Pandey this time. Terrific bowling. Abhinav Manohar joins Sharath. Two runs and a wicket from that over.

KAR 32/2 in 5 overs: Sanjay Yadav into his second. TN spinners have not given Karnataka batters too many loose balls in the PowerPlay. Sanjay drops one short, Nair rocks back and pulls it away for four. GONE! Nair is clean bowled next ball, trying to play the slog sweep!

KAR 23/1 in 4 overs: Sai Kishore continues. Excellent from the left-arm spinner. Just two runs off his second over.

KAR 21/1 in 3 overs:More spin. Sanjay Yadav to roll his arm. Slip in place. Nair sweeps one away for four. Seven from Yadav's first. He didn't get as much turn as Sai Kishore.

KAR 14/1 in 2 overs: Spin from the other end. R Sai Kishore into the attack. GONE! Kadam is clean bowled first ball! Karu Nair joins Pandey. A slip in place for the new batter. Nair opens his account with three runs. Five runs and a wicket.

KAR 9/0 in 1 over: Sandeep Warrier with the new ball. Rohan Kadam and Manish Pandey at the crease. Pandey gets off the mark with a pull shot for four. And another one - this time through the off-side for four more. Nine off the first over.

Tamil Nadu 11: M Mohammed, Shahrukh Khan, Vijay Shankar (C), Warrier, C Hari Nishaanth, T Natarajan,N Jagadeesan (W), R Sai Kishore, M Ashwin, Sanjay, B Sai Sudharsan

Karnataka 11: M B Darshan, B R Sharath (W), Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (C), K C Cariappa, Suchith J, Prateek Jain, Rohan Kadam, Pravin Dubey, Vidyadhar Patil, Abhinav Manohar

TOSS: Tamil Nadu wins toss, opts to bowl

 

PREVIEW:

Almost two years ago, Karnataka handed out Tamil Nadu its most agonising white-ball defeat by one run to win its second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Surat. On Monday, when the teams face-off for the same title at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, TN will look to wipe out that lingering pain.

FULL PREVIEW: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final: TN, Karnataka set to go for broke

SQUADS:

Tamil Nadu: Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar (c), Sanjay Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, P Saravana Kumar, Sandeep Warrier, Jagannathan Kaushik, Jagatheesan Kousik, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Adithya Ganesh, R Silambarasan, R Vivek, Manimaran Siddharth

Karnataka: Rohan Kadam, Sharath BR (wk), Manish Pandey (c), Karun Nair, Abhinav Manohar, Aniruddha Joshi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vijaykumar Vyshak, KC Cariappa, Vidyadhar Patil, V Koushik, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, Prateek Jain, Nihal Ullal, Ritesh Bhatkal, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Darshan MB

Where and when to watch Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22 Final Live?

TN vs KAR final will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 12:00 PM IST. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.