Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Suryakumar Yadav hits 81 off 28 balls as Mumbai beats Haryana

Chasing a modest 154-run target, Suryakumar Yadav's belligerent knock powered Mumbai to an eight-wicket win over Haryana in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Suryakumar Yadav made a fine unbeaten fifty to help Mumbai win. (File Photo)   -  Vijay Soneji

Title favourites Mumbai continued its winning run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy as it beat Haryana by eight wickets in its second league game here on Saturday.

Opting to field at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai bowlers put up a splendid show to restrict the visitor to a modest 153/5.

Later, Mumbai skipper Suryakumar Yadav made a mockery of the chase with his blistering unbeaten 81 off just 28 balls, as the domestic giants won with 4.2 overs to spare.

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Haryana openers Shivam Chauhan (28) and Harshal Patel (33) conjured a 66-run stand for the first wicket, before pacer Tushar Deshpande (2-27) sent Chauhan back in the ninth over.

Immediately after, medium pacer Shubham Ranjane dismissed Patel, who gave a sitter to Sujit Naik.

One down Chaitanya Bishnoi (27) failed to convert his start as Mumbai bowlers made an impressive comeback and left Haryana teetering at 109/4.

A quick-fire 29 of 16 balls by all-rounder Rahul Tewatia, who hit two boundaries and as many sixes, helped Haryana get past the 150-run mark.

For Mumbai, Deshpande, whose initial omission had led to a furore, was the pick of the bowlers.

Chasing a tricky 154-run target, Mumbai lost opener Jay Bista (13) early.

But then Aditya Tare (39 off 28 balls) and Surya (81 off 31 boys) stitched a match-winning 74-run second wicket stand to take the game away from Haryana.

Surya toyed with a listless Haryana attack as he hammered 11 fours and three sixes and made a case for himself for the T20 series against West Indies.

He was ably supported by Tare, who stuck six fours, as the duo did not allow the visitor to make a comeback.

Tare’s departure did not deter Surya from playing his shots, who in company of Siddhesh Lad (16 not out) finished the game in 15.4 overs.

Surya, off late, has been in prime form and has been taking the opposition attack to the cleaners and Haryana bowlers were no exception.

This is Mumbai’s second win after they had defeated Mizoram in their first game.

Brief scores:

Haryana 153/5 (Harshal Patel 33, Rahul Tewatia 29 no, Tushar Deshpande 2/27) lost to Mumbai 154/2 (Suryakumar Yadav 81 no, Aditya Tare 39, Amit Mishra 1/41) by eight wickets.