Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League Stage.
(Batting) Rajasthan vs Maharashtra - 2nd innings, Target: 100
Rajasthan wins by six wickets! Salman Khan finishes the game with a six over deep cover. Mahipal Lomror 29 not out off 32 balls (1x1, 1x6) has been the key in a tough chase on a rank turner. Rajasthan got the start it needed after Ankit Lamba smashed 33 off 23 balls. Rajasthan lost four wickets in the space of 22 runs, but Lomror and Salman Khan made sure it safely reached the target.
SIX! FOUR! Salman Khan uses his feet to the best effect as he first clears the ropes in the deep cover region and then hits Satyajeet Bachhav for a boundary in the same area. Rajasthan needs 5 runs off 24 balls.
SIX! Lomror dances down the pitch as he hits Satyajeet Bachhav over the ropes to bring down the equation to 17 runs off 27 balls.
Misfield! Mahipal Lomror hits it across the line towards long-off as Vishal Gite messes up a simple pick up and throw as the ball runs away to the boundary. Those are costly runs. Rajasthan 76/4 in 15 overs; needs 24 runs in 30 balls.
Arjit Gupta departs! Naushad Shaikh strikes in his first over as he gets an outside edge for a keeper catch. It's not an easy chase with pitch turning so much. Rajasthan 61/4 in 12 overs.
And Rajesh Bishnoi walks as well! Makes just three runs before SS Bachhav gets rid of him: caught by Rahul Tripathi. Rajasthan 53/3 after 10 overs.
Brilliant Catch! Manendar Singh lofts Shamshuzuma Kazi towards deep mid-wicket as the ball looked set to cross the ropes, but Swapnil Gugali slides in at the boundary to take a stunning catch. Rajasthan 43/2 in 6 overs, needs 57 runs to win.
OUT! Ankit Lamba's blitzy innings 33 runs off 23 balls (4x4, 2x6) comes to an end. Azim Kazi gets the first success, caught by Nikhil Naik. Rajasthan 40/1 in 5 overs; needs 60 runs to win.
SIX! FOUR! FOUR! Ankit Lamba takes on Satyajeet Bachhav as he hits the spinner for a six straight into the sight screen, then guides two loose balls to the fine leg boundary. Dew will be a huge factor in the second innings as every Maharashtra fielder is seen wiping the ball before throwing it to the bowler. Maharashtra 20/0 in 2 overs.
Samad Fallah opens the bowling for Maharashtra and is hit for a boundary over long-on by Ankit Lamba. Rajasthan 5/0 after 1 over.
Rajasthan (Wins Toss) vs Maharashtra (Batting) - 1st innings
Rajasthan is set a target of exactly 100 runs. There is a huge confusion between Shamshuzama Kazi and Satyajeet Bachhav as they run for a second. The latter runs at the non-striker's end before the throw comes from the deep mid-wicket boundary. Maharashtra 99/9 in 20 overs.
Trapped! Rahul Chahar pitches the ball on the middle stump as Nikhil Naik goes for a slog sweep and completely misses it. The umpire raises his finger immediately. Maharashtra 92/8 in 18.4 overs.
OUT! Nikhil Naik and Vishal Gite try to steal a quick run, but Chandra Pal Singh picks up the ball and hits the stumps from backward point before Gite can make ground at the striker's end. Maharashtra 88/7 in 17.3 overs.
Deepak Chahar removes Azim Kazi with a beautiful knuckle ball. Khaleel Ahmed proves to be expensive as he gives away two boundaries. Nikhil Naik smashes Aniket Choudhary for two more boundaries as Maharashtra accelerates to 88/6 in 17.2 overs.
It takes Maharashtra five overs to add 20 runs on the board. Azim Kazi and keeper-batsman Nikhil Naik remain cautious in their approach as Deepak Chahar has set attacking fields to add pressure on the batsmen. Maharashtra 61/5 in 15 overs.
FIVE DOWN! Rahul Tripathi is the next one go to! He completely misses Chandra Pal Singh's turning delivery as keeper Manendra Singh takes off the bails in a jiffy. Maharashtra 40/5 in 9.4 overs.
Maharashtra losing wickets in a hurry as Chandra Pal Karan Singh sends back Naushad Shaikh (1) and Kedar Jadhav (10) in quick succession. Maharashtra 36/4 in 6.5 overs.
OUT. Rahul Chahar strikes again and this time scalps Vijay Zol for 6. Maharashtra loses it openers.
OUT. Rahul Chahar strikes as he removes Ruturaj Gaikwad for 17. Vijay Zol and Kedar Jadhav now at the crease. Maharashtra 28/1 in 4.4 overs.
Deepak Chahar opens the bowling for Rajasthan and troubles opener Ruturaj Gaikwad with his in-swingers despite giving away a boundary. Maharashtra 5/0 after 1 over.
Rajasthan: Deepak Chahar(C), Aniket Choudhary, Mahipal Lomror, Manendra Singh (WK), Ankit Lamba, Rajesh Bishnoi, Arjit Gupta, Salman Khan, Chandrapal Singh, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed
Maharashtra: Rahul Tripathi (C), Kedar Jadhav, Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nikhil Naik (WK), Azim Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah, Shamshuzama Kazi, Vishal Gite, Vijay Zol
Tamil Nadu beats Punjab by four wickets. Tamil Nadu definitely made heavy weather of a small chase after its spinners did so well to restrict Punjab to 94. Some poor shot selection led to their batsmen's downfall but finally the tail managed to wag and get the team home.
Final over of the innings and it will be Siddarth Kaul who has been given the responsibility of defending two runs.
WICKET - Is there still a twist? M Mohammed departs for a duck and the Tamil Nadu dugout is slowly getting tensed.
Our correspondent Dipak Raghav updates: Three runs needed to win and TN has just lost two wickets. this is poor cricket. Poor game awareness from TN. last over 2 runs and new man Siddharth is on strike. Washington needlessly crossed off the last ball of the previous over. Mohammed needlessly tried to go for glory and got out. before that vijay shankar did the same.
WICKET - With just three required, Vijay Shankar perishes while trying to finish things in a hurry by going for a big shot. Unnecessary it was. TN needs 3 runs from 8 ballls.
Vijay Shankar and Washington Sundar has eased some nerves as Tamil Nadu now requires just nine runs from 11 deliveries.
WICKET - Tamil Nadu is struggling in chase of a small target and to add further woes skipper Dinesh Karthik departs. Vijay Shankar joins Washington Sundar. TN requires another 37 runs.
Haryana beats Baroda by five wickets. Haryana rode on impressive fifties from Chaitanya Bishnoi and Shivam Chauhan to beat Baroda by five wickets in an all-important clash.
Tamil Nadu vs Punjab: Tamil Nadu is off to a poor start as it has lost three quick wickets in chase of 95.
Baroda vs Haryana - WICKET - Chaitanya Bishnoi departs after scoring a fine half-century as Yusuf Pathan breaks the stand. But, guess the wicket comes a tad late. Haryana needs another 65 runs to win.
Baroda vs Haryana: Chaitanya Bishnoi and Shivam Chauhan have put Haryana on cruise mode and Baroda is struggling to find a breakthrough. Haryana 74/1 after 10 overs.
Baroda vs Haryana: Chaitanya Bishnoi and Shivam Chauhan have a daunting task at hand as they need to rebuild after an early loss. Haryana is 36/1 after 6 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Punjab: Innings break! Punjab ends its innings at 94/8 after 20 overs. Sai Kishore and Baba Aparajith picked up two wickets each, while Siddharth Manimaran bagged three Punjab scalps.
Baroda vs Haryana: WICKET- Haryana is off to a poor start as it loses an early wicket in Harshal Patel. Haryana 8/1
Tamil Nadu vs Punjab: Our correspondent Dipak Raghav updates: Punjab 26/6 in 11 overs. Sai Kishore 3/10 in his 4 overs. Siddharth 3/8 in his 4 overs. the two left-arm spinners 6/18
Tamil Nadu VS Punjab: R Sai Kishore is spinning heads as Punjab finds itself in doldrums with the scorecard reading 19/5 at the end of seven overs.
Baroda vs Haryana - SIX - Well, Pathan is getting into the groove as he smacks Tewatia this time over wide of long-on for a maximum. Baroda 102/5 after 17 overs.
Baroda vs Haryana - SIX - Finally from the willow of Yusif Pathan. Rahul Tewatia drags it short and Pathan launches it over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Much needed for Haryana.
Tamil Nadu vs Punjab: Our correspondent Dipak Raghav updates: Sai Kishore now. beautiful spell of spin bowling. Shubhman Gill caught behind. pitches and turns just enough to get the edge. classic left-arm spinner dismissal. Punjab 15/4
Baroda vs Haryana: WICKET - Yuzvendra Chahal strikes and he ends a torrid stay of Vishnu Solanki who went for a slog only to spoon a catch to the fielder at deep. Baroda 76/5 after 14.
Tamil Nadu vs Punjab: M Siddharth and R Sai Kishore have provided a perfect start for Tamil Nadu by picking early wickets. Punjab 14/2 after 3.4 overs.
Tamil Nadu: Hari Nishanth, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, Murugan Ashwin, M Mohammed, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, T Natarajan
Punjab: Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Mandeep Singh(c), Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anmol Malhotra(w), Harpreet Brar, Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Toss Alert: Tamil Nadu has won the toss and elected to bowl first against Punjab.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Amit Mishra are bowling well in tandem and the batsmen are unable to get bat to ball. While Chahal is cramping for room, Mishra's googlies have kept Yusuf Pathan in particular guessing. It's been 46 deliveries since the last boundary has come and that tells the story.
Vicious turn and Pathan is beaten. Chahal is giving a lot of revs and Pathan couldn't even read the line of the delivery. Haryana has Baroda chained. Baroda 48/4 after 10 overs.
Alright this should be an interesting battle. Yuzvendra Chahal to Yusuf Pathan.
WICKET - Haryana is losing steam and this time the experienced Jayant Yadav deceives Krunal Yadav completely to leave Baroda four down. Jayant shortens his length seeing that Krunal came down charging, pushes it wide of the batsman's reach and the keeper does the rest. Haryana 44/4 in 8.2 overs.
WICKET - Poor shot selection and Kedar Devdhar departs. Came down the track and tried to whack pacer Sumit Kumar over the mid-wicket but instead got a top-edge and the fielder at mid-on settles nicely under it to pack off the skipper. Haryana 43/3 after 8 overs.
WICKET - Two down and this veteran Amit Mishra castles Deepak Hooda to leave Baroda two down.
WICKET: GONE! Waghmode has been sent packing early by Harshal Patel, who castles him for just four runs. Deepak Hooda joins Devdhar in the centre. Baroda 17/1 after 3 overs.
Baroda openers Kedar Devdhar and Aditya Waghmode have made their way to the centre. Harshal Patel will share the new ball with Ashish Hooda.
Right them we are all set for the beginning of the second match of the day.
Baroda: Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Whagmode, Krunal Pandya, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Swapnil Singh, Vishnu Solanki, Ninad Rathva, Rishi Arothe, Dhruv Patel, Babasafi Pathan
Haryana: Harshal Patel, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Shivam Chauhan, Himanshu Rana, Jitesh Saroha, Sumit Kumar, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Hooda
TOSS- Haryana wins the toss, elects to bowl first.
Mumbai beats Karnataka by 7 wickets.
There is the win and Mumbai coast home by seven wickets. Prithvi Shaw gave them a flying start and later it was all about Suryakumar Yadav who blazed away with an unbeaten 53-ball 94. Karnataka who are already through had an off day but Devdutt Padikkal and Rohan Kadam were exceptional with the bat.
Suryakumar Yadav is batting on 85 and a century is just round the corner. Mumbai needs just 16 off 12 balls.
Mumbai needs 32 runs off 18 deliveries. Should be easy given the way Suryakumar is batting.
There is no stopping Suryakumar Yadav and the Mumbai skipper continues to impress with his innovative yet powerful shots. Mumbai 140/3 after 17 overs.
SIX - That's a monstrous hit from Suryakumar Yadav and the 100 is up for Mumbai in 12.2 overs. Dances down the track and smacks Shreyas Gopal over the sightscreen for a maximum. There was power, timing, elevation and the distance.
WICKET - As we are talking, Shreyas Gopal has struck and he has removed Shreyas Iyer. Quicker delivery, Iyer went for the cut, but was cramped for room, gets an outside edge and KL Rahul takes a very good catch. Mumbai 90/3 after 10.5 overs.
After 10 overs, Mumbai 88/2 in chase of 172. Mumbai is ahead at the half-way stage as Karnataka was 67/3. However, a couple of wickets now, the pressure will be back on Mumbai.
Praveen Dubey is taking a hammering as Suryakumar Yadav has hammered him for 15 runs and the bowler is under pressure.
Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer are ticking along nicely with rotation of strike being the prime objective. Karnataka has employed spin from both ends and a wicket here would certainly put Mumbai under pressure.
WICKET - Prithvi Shaw's breezy and entertaining innings comes to an end as Praveen Dubey gives Karnataka an important breakthrough. Shaw tried to hoick the leg-spinner but ends up getting a leading edge and the fielder at backward point takes an easy catch. Mumbai 44/2 after 4.3 overs.
Prithvi Shaw is dealing in boundaries and has teed off since arrival. Batting on 26, the Mumbai batsman is going on a rampage and the fall of Aditya Tare seems to have no effect.
WICKET - Ronit More strikes and he provides the first breakthrough by removing Aditya Tare. Short of length delivery, Tare goes for the cut and hits it straight into the hands of the fielder at backward point. Mumbai 20/1 after 2 overs.
We are back for the chase as Prithvi Shaw and Aditya Tare made their way into the middle and it will be Abhimanyu Mithun who will start proceedings with the ball.
Karnataka posts 171/6. What a recovery this has been and all credit goes to Devdutt Padikkal and Rohan Kadam. The duo smashed brilliant half-centuries to bring Karnataka back on track after they lost three quick wickets. While Padikkal made a 34-ball 57 with the help of four boundaries and equal number of sixes, Kadam smashed a 47-ball 71. His knock was laced with seven boundaries and three sixes. Should be an interesting chase. Will be back shortly.
Fifty for Rohan Kadam - Brilliant batting from the left-hander and he brings it up with a six and he has played an amazing innings along with Devdutt Padikkal. He is now ready for the finishing touches.
WICKET - Devdutt Padikkal departs after reaching his fifty. Tried to clear the in-field but a top-edge saw Suryakumar Yadav taking a simple skier. Padikkal departs for a well-made 57 off 34 deliveries.
Fifty for Padikkal - Excellent batting from Devdutt Padikkal and he brings up his fifty in style with a six. Shreyas Iyer has taken a hammering as he gave away 20 runs and Padikkal was severe on the spinner tonking him for three sixes. Karnataka 98/3 at the end of 13 overs.
The fifty-run partnership between Devdutt Padikkal and Rohan Kadam is up and the duo has bailed Karnataka out of trouble.
Fifty for Karnataka. Having lost three early wickets, the team fifty is finally up and Devdutt Padikkal has looked solid. Karnataka 55/3 after 5 overs.
Our correspondent Dipak Raghav updates from Surat:
Karnataka under pressure here. 38/3 after 6 overs. Mumbai bowlers have done a very good job. Should have been four had Shivam Dube held on to a catch of Devdutt Padikkal .
WICKET - Karnataka is falling apart as Shivam Dube removes Karun Nair. They have got nothing going their way and have lost three of their best top-order batsmen. Mumbai on the attack. Karnakata 33/3 in 5.3 overs.
WICKET - Oh dear! Karnataka is in trouble as skipper Manish Pandey follows KL Rahul. Shardul Thakur strikes immediately and Mumbai is reaping rewards for opting to bowl first. Onus on Devdutt Padikkal and Karun Nair to steer the ship and build a partnership. Karnataka 10/2 after 3 overs.
WICKET - Huge blow for Karnataka as KL Rahul departs for a duck. This is certainly not the start that Karnataka was expecting. Rahul who has been in such fine form departs without disturbing the scorers. Left-arm orthodox spinner Shams Mulani strikes to give Mumbai an early breakthrough. Karnataka 6/1 in 1.3 overs.
Mumbai: Prithvi Shaw, Aditya Tare(w), Suryakumar Yadav(c), Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur, Sujit Nayak, Dhawal Kulkarni
Karnataka: Lokesh Rahul(w), Devdutt Padikkal, Rohan Kadam, Manish Pandey(c), Karun Nair, Pavan Deshpande, Praveen Dubey, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, Ronit More
Toss Update: Mumbai won the toss and have opted to field first.
Karnataka Squad: Lokesh Rahul(w), Devdutt Padikkal, Rohan Kadam, Manish Pandey(c), Karun Nair, Pavan Deshpande, Praveen Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ronit More, V Koushik, Abhimanyu Mithun, Aniruddha Joshi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravikumar Samarth, Prateek Jain, Nihal Ullal, Luvnith Sisodia
Mumbai Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Aditya Tare(w), Suryakumar Yadav(c), Shams Mulani, Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, Shubham Ranjane, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Sujit Nayak, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sarfaraz Khan, Jay Gokul Bista, Tushar Deshpande, Parikshit Valsangkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Atif Attarwala, Kruthik Hanagavadi
India international K.L. Rahul has been in fine form for Karnataka and he showcased his class with a fine 84 to earn a win over Punjab.
Stay tuned as we bring you the toss and team news in a while from now.
Match 1: Karnataka takes on Mumbai at the C.B. Patel Ground in Surat.
Both teams are coming off victories today.
Karnataka defeatedn Punjab, while Mumbai beat Jharkhand on Sunday.
Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Comeback man Prithvi Shaw sets up Mumbai win over Jharkhand
For Prithvi Shaw, the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament was going to be an important one as it was his first chance to show how strongly he can make a comeback after his suspension for failing a dope test earlier this year.
And if the first couple of matches are anything to go by, the 20-year-old has shown he has been able to put that temporary setback firmly behind him.
On Sunday, in a must-win game for Mumbai against Jharkhand, chasing a tricky total of 171, Shaw single-handedly set the game up for his side with a brilliant 64 (39b, 4x4, 5x6) which ensured a comfortable five-wicket win for the domestic heavyweights.
The Lalbhai Contractor stadium here in Surat was almost full, a rare sight for domestic cricket in India, and Shaw’s stylish strokeplay ensured the crowd was treated to some high-quality strokeplay from the Mumbai prodigy.
The former Under-19 World Cup-winning captain started with a big six over square leg and lofted boundary off pacer Vivekanand Tiwari before launching into Varun Aaron. The India pacer was made to look ordinary as Shaw sent the first ball he faced from him straight back past him over long-on before punching one through point and then slogging him over midwicket.
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