As it happened: Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 2019, Super League

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Jharkhand beats Gujarat by one run.   -  V. Raju

That's the wrap for today.

08:15 pm: Karnataka beats Mumbai by nine wickets as Rohan Kadam with a brilliant unbeaten 62 guided his team. Chasing 98 runs to win, Karnataka was never in trouble as a lacklustre Mumbai came under a cropper.

07:44 pm: Rohan Kadam has been on an attacking mode right from the start as B.R. Sharath is yet to enter double figures. Karnataka cruising against Mumbai in chase of 98. Karnataka 42/0 after 5.4 overs.

07:24 pm: Roshan Kadam and B.R. Sharath have begun well as Karnataka chases 98 runs for victory.

06:57 pm: End of Innings: Mumbai 97/9. Excellent bowling performance by the Karnataka bowlers with Vinay Kumar and M.S. Bhandage too chipping in with wickets. Karnataka needs 98 runs to win.

06: 47 pm: At the end of eight overs, Mumbai is struggling at 88/8. While Karnataka aims to restrict the opposition under 100, Mumbai eyes to post a respectable total.

06:32 pm: Mumbai has been progressing at a very slow pace as the Karnataka bowlers have kept the pressure by bowling in the right areas. Mumbai 71/6 after 14.4 overs.

06:10 pm: Mumbai is in all sorts of trouble as half of the side is back in the hut. The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer and wicket-keeper Aditya Tare failed to contribute. Karnataka firmly on top. Mumbai 40/5 after 4.4 overs.

05:43 pm: The responsibility of bailing Mumbai out of troubles lies in the hands of Siddhesh Laad and Suryakumar Yadav. Mumbai 19/1 after 3 overs.

05:33 pm: WICKET - R. Vinay Kumar strikes early for Karnataka as he removes young opener Prithvi Shaw for a duck. Karnataka 1/1 after 04 overs.

05:31 pm: Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first against Karnataka.

Mumbai: Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare (W), Shardul , Surya, Shreyas Iyer (C), S D Lad, Prithvi Shaw, S Z Mulani, Akash P , Tushar U Deshpande, Shubham Ranjane.

Karnataka: M Prasidh, B R Sharath (W), Vinay Kumar R, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (C), M S Bhandage, K C Cariappa, Suchith J, Mayank Agarwal, Koushik V, Rohan Kadam.

05:06 pm: Next up is a cracking contest between Mumbai and Karnataka.

Squads:

Karnataka: M Prasidh, B R Sharath, S Sharath, Shubhang Hegde, Vinay Kumar R, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Mithun A, Sharath H S, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, K L Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Luvnith Sisodia, M S Bhandage, Abhishek Reddy, C M Gautam, Gowtham K, K C Cariappa, Suchith J, Mayank Agarwal, Naveen M G, Shishir Bhavane, Nischal D, Samarth R, Pavan Deshpande, Ronit More, Mitrakant Yadav, Koushik V, Liyan Khan, Pradeep T, Prateek Jain, Rohan Kadam, Siddharth K V, Aniruddha, Kaunain Abbas, Pravin Dubey

Mumbai: K A Chikhalikar, Alpesh Ravilal Ramjani, Siddharth Raut, Jay Davane, Kartik Mishra, Aquib Kureshi, Ashay Sardesai, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Shardul , Surya, Darshan Bandekar, Rohit Sharma, Agni Chopra, A Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Sufiyan Shaikh, Akash Anand, Dhrumil Matkar, Armaan Jaffer, Hardik Jitendra Tamore, S D Lad, Jay Bista, Ajinkya Rahane, Karsh M Kothari, Khizar Dafedar, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Minad P Manjrekar, Nishaant Williams, Prithvi Shaw, Sairaj B Patil, S I Khan, S Z Mulani, Aditya S Dhumal, Akash P , B Alam, Eknath Kerkar, P Y Pawar, Royston H Dias, Bhupen Lalwani, Harshal Soni, Tushar U Deshpande, S S Jadhav, Tanush Kotian, Pranav Kela, Saksham, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, Vikrant Vilas Auti, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Anjdeep Lad, Rushikesh Jadhav, Shivaji R Yadav, Siddharth Akre, Vijay Dilip Gohil, Shivam Malhotra, A Vashishtha, Sylvester Dsouza, Chinmay Sutar, Sairaj Sangle, Soni

 

04:45 pm: Bengal beats Railways: Bengal rode on Shreevats Goswami's brilliant 80 (55b, 9*4, 2*) and A.R .Easwaran's 46 (35b, 7*4) to chase down 143 and beat Railways by six wickets. 

04:35 pm: Sreevats Goswami is playing a gem of a knock as he is guiding Bengal to a relatively comfortable win. Bengal needs 21 more runs to beat Raiwalys.

04:26 pm: Shreevats Goswami hits a half-century and Bengal is going start despite losing two wickets. Bengal requires another 33 runs to win against Railways.

4:06 pm: Although Wriddhiman Saha departed for a duck, AR Eawaran and Shreevats Goswami have steadied Bengal in chase of 143 against Railways.

3.49 pm: Nitish Rana comes on to bowl the ninth over, and Vidarbha duly crosses the finishing line. No. 3 S. U. Shrivastava plays a sweep that goes fine to the leg side for a boundary. An emphatic win for the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup champion — by nine wickets, and with more than 11 overs in hand. Atharva Taide remains unbeaten on 32 (22b, 5X4).

Meanwhile, Shreevats Goswami and Abhimanyu Easwaran have seven boundaries between them in Bengal's chase of 143. Bengal is 54 for 1 in eight overs.

3.41 pm: Finally a wicket for Delhi. Jitesh shuffles across to play the full delivery from Bhati fine on the leg side. But he misses the ball and it hits the pad on his left-leg. The impact was on off-stump, and the umpire immediately raised his finger. Just the ball before, Jitesh had slogged to leg for a six off a slower ball.

3.36 pm: Another expensive over, this time from left-arm spinner Pawan Negi. Jitesh shuffles across the crease and plays a sweep shot off a full delivery outside off-stump. It's a boundary. And then he receives a long-hop; he pulls hard to collect a six. Twelve runs were gathered in the over. Vidarbha 22 away from victory now, with 14 overs left.

3.31 pm: Jitesh Sharma joins the party, playing two off-drives for boundaries; one of them is a lofted stroke that narrowly evades the leaping fielder at mid-off. Jitesh plays a drive a third time in the over, but checks his stroke at the last moment; the ball reaches the mid-off fielder after bouncing once. Suboth Bhati is the bowler. Vidarbha 50 for 0 in five overs. It needs another 33 runs in 15 overs.

3.27 pm: An expensive over from Lalit Yadav. Atharva attempts two pulls in the over — once again — but this time he gets full reward. He collects a couple of boundaries to leg to get to 27. It's 41 for 4 after four overs.

3.23 pm: An eventful over from Navdeep Saini. Atharva attempts two pulls in that over, and doesn't middle a single one. Thankfully for him, the ball was out of the reach of the nearest fielder on both occasions. When he got width, however, he took full toll; without any foot movement, he slashes it to collect a boundary through extra-cover. The shot was reminiscent of Sanath Jayasuriya at his prime.

3.18 pm: Vikas Tokas, bowling the second over, gives away 12 runs. Atharva Taide hits two fours in the over. 21 for 0.

3.11 pm: Navdeep Saini, the right-arm seamer, bowls four wides in the first over. J. M. Sharma opens his account with a four through third-man. It's 9 for 1 after one over. Target is 84.

3.00 pm: Meanwhile, at the Emerald Heights International School Ground in Indore, Ashish Yadav has scored a half-century. Thanks to his efforts, and contributions from Prashant Gupta (39, 31b, 5X4, 1X6) and Pratham Singh (22, 16b, 4X4), Railways has been able to post a total of 142. It finishes on 142 for 6.

2.53 pm: Vidarbha has gunned down Delhi for a paltry 83. Hiten Dalal top-scored with 42. Vidarbha needs 84 to win. The last five wickets fell for nine runs. The wickets were shared around — Umesh, S. B. Wagh, Yash Thakur, Akshay Wakhare and Akshay Karnewar have two wickets each.

2.37 pm: Karnewar joins the fun with a couple of wickets as Delhi is reduced to eight for 81 with five overs to go.

2.14 pm: Vidarbha is all over Delhi at the moment. Delhi has lost half the side for just 40 runs on the board. S.B. Wagh has picked up two wickets while Yash Thakur and Umesh Yadav have chipped with one wicket apiece.

2.03 pm: Railways has crossed the 50-mark; it's 53 for 3 in seven overs.

1.56 pm: Delhi is five down now. Lalit Yadav tries to play across the line to a straight delivery from right-arm seamer Yash Thakur, and the batsman is clean bowled. Pawan Negi, the new batsman, is off the mark with a tickle to fine leg for four. Delhi 24 for 5 in five overs.

1.53 pm: At the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Vidarbha has two more wickets. Nitish Rana, the Delhi captain, is out for 6, dismissed by S. B. Wagh, and No. 5 Himmat Singh is run-out for a duck. Delhi 18 for 4 in four overs.

1.49 pm: Welcome back. Delhi and Railways have lost an early wicket in their respective contests. Unmukt Chand, opening the batting for Delhi, got out for a duck, dismissed by fast bowler Umesh Yadav, and No. 3 Dhruv Shorey was dismissed bowled by S. B. Wagh. Delhi's 18 for 2 in the fourth over.

Railways, on the other hand, has had a more rapid start. Pratham Singh, opening the batting, has struck four fours in his burgeoning innings so far. Mrunal Devdhar, the other opener, was dismissed by fast bowler Ashoke Dinda for 1.

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AFTERNOON'S MATCHES

Railways vs Bengal, Super League, Group A, C1 vs D2, Indore

Teams

Bengal: A. R. Easwaran, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Manoj Tiwary (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ashoke Dinda, Shreevats Goswami, Vivek Singh, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz, Pradipta Pramanik.

Railways: Anureet Singh (c), Ashish Yadav, Prashant Awasthi, Manjeet Chaudhary, Abhinav Dixit, Prashant Gupta, Krishna Kant Upadhyay, Mrunal Devdhar, Pratham Singh, Amit Paunikar (wk), Harsh Tyagi.

Toss: Railways opts to bat.

Delhi vs Vidarbha, Super League, Group B, A2 vs B1, Indore

Teams

Vidarbha: S. U. Shrivastava, S. B. Wagh, A. A. Wakhare, A. V. Wankhade, Ganesh Satish (c), J. M. Sharma (wk), Umesh Yadav, A. K. Karnewar, R. R. Rathod, Atharva Taide, Y. R. Thakur.

Delhi: Himmat Singh, Pranshu Vijayran, Unmukt Chand (W), Nitish Rana (C), Pawan Negi, V Tokas, Dhruv Shorey, Navdeep Saini, Subodh Bhati, Hiten Dalal, Lalit Yadav.

Toss: Vidarbha opts to field.

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12.38 pm: A thrilling end to a see-saw battle. Jharkhand started well and faltered in the second half of its innings, and Gujarat started badly, but recovered well at the death. However, Gujarat perhaps paid the price of losing too many wickets in the middle overs. A one-run win then, for Jharkhand, in the first contest of the Super League. Stay with us for the rest of the day. In the next contest at the Emerald Heights International School Ground, Railways takes on Bengal. Delhi plays Vidarbha in the other contest in Indore, at the Holkar Stadium.

12.34 pm: Drama in the final over. Chirag fails to put bat on ball off short, wide deliveries from Vikash Singh. With nine runs required off the last two deliveries, Chirag gets a full delivery to put away to deep square leg for two. It's a no-ball, and a free hit; with six required off two, Chirag gets a short, wide delivery again, and once again, fails to put bat on the ball as he tries to play the upper cut. Off the final delivery, he plays the scoop to help the ball past the wicketkeeper for a boundary. Jharkhand wins by one run.

12.28 pm: Yash Gardharia, the No. 9 falls for a duck. He pulls a delivery from Anand Singh and is caught at the deep square leg boundary. Chirag Gandhi, though, keeps Gujarat in the hunt with a couple of fours — one via a lofted pull to square-leg, and the other, via an ungainly cut through third man.

12.21 pm: And now, Gujarat loses its seventh wicket. Off the last ball of the 16th over, Hemang Patel is clean bowled; he fails to negotiate a yorker. It's 123 for 7 after 16 overs. Twenty-six runs more required, off two overs.

12.18 pm: Axar, however, departs soon after. He gets a leading edge off Anukul Roy, and is caught out by the bowler. 

12.16 pm: An expensive over from Rahul Shukla, 16 coming from it. Off a short delivery, cramped for room, Axar manages to get a short-arm for a six to long-on. There are two more fours in the same over.

12.11 pm: Hemang Patel brings up his first boundary via a flick to long-leg. Vikash Singh is the bowler. The boundary also brings up the 100 for Gujarat, in the 14th over. It needs 48 more to win off four overs.

12.02 pm: Two sixes and a four are hit off an expensive over, the first one bowled by Virat Singh. Chawla pulls two long hops to obtain two sixes, and drives through extra-cover for a four. But in the next over, a frugal one bowled by Utkarsh, Piyush plays a slog-sweep and holes out to the deep midwicket fielder. It's 93 for 5 after 13 overs.

11.59 am: Piyush Chawla is the new batsman. No risks being taken; 77 more runs required to win off seven overs.

11.55 am: Ten overs up, and Gujarat has lost one more wicket. Vikash Singh, the seamer, gets a good-length delivery to rise up sharply at Karan — or at least, Karan did not anticipate the bounce — and the ball takes the edge of the bat and balloons to the man at point. Karan had been looking to play the ball to leg, but jumped up at the last moment, surprised by the bounce. Earlier in the over, Axar is hit on his chest — the ball ricochets on to his helmet — off a short delivery.

11.49 am: Utkarsh is hit for a boundary through midwicket; Karan pulls hard. He has two fours and two sixes so far in his 24-ball 35. It's 62 for 3 after nine overs, the target is 149 off 18 overs.

11.45 am: An eventful first over from Anand Singh, who is enjoying a good game. First, he is hit out of the ground by Piyush Tanwar; after a slow start, the batsman decides to let loose, and does it in style. It's a remarkable lofted, inside-out stroke, very different from the ubiquitous agricultural hoicks on display. However, the batsman is dismissed soon after; trying to cut a delivery, he gets an edge to the wicketkeeper.

Axar Patel is the new batsman, he gets off the mark with a single. It's 53 for 3 after eight overs.

11.31 am: Karan Patel, the No. 4 batsman, hits the first six of the innings. It's a short delivery from Anukul Roy, the spinner, and he pulls it hard to deep midwicket.

11.24 am: Priyank Panchal attempts a pull off a short-of-a-length delivery and is caught by the midwicket fielder. Both openers are out now. Vikash Singh is the bowler.

11:14 am: Gujarat off to a torrid start as it loses opener Dhruv Raval for just one; Utkarsh Singh with the early breakthrough for Jharkhand.

We are back with Gujarat's run-chase.

10.57 am: One more wicket. Vikash Singh plays an awkward stroke off a low full-toss from Nagaswala, the ball travels to the deep backward point fielder. Jharkhand finishes its innings on 148 for 7.

10.52 am: Jharkhand is struggling now. It's lost its sixth wicket as Jaggi is run out by the wicketkeeper. He steps out of his crease to negotiate a delivery from Chawla, the ball comes into him and he awkwardly tries to fend it away. The ball travels to the wicketkeeper who does the rest.

10.46 am: Nagaswala is back into the attack. He gives away the first boundary in a while for Jharkhand. Deobrat hits the ball fiercely to pick the gap between the long-off and deep extra-cover fielders.

10.41 am: Anukul Roy, the new batsman, holes out to long-off to depart for 1, and Jharkhand is five down now. Wickets are falling in a hurry. It's 123 for 5 after 15 overs.

10.35 am: Jharkhand is four down, as Saurabh Tiwary is run out. He stretched himself for the second run after playing a hoick to fine-leg, and was centimetres short of his crease when the wicketkeeper disturbed the wickets.

10.32 am: Off-spinner K. Patel bowls a frugal first over. He gives away four runs from it. It's 116 for 3 after 13 overs.

10.25 am: Anand departs, five runs short of a half-century. Right-arm seamer Hemang Patel bowls a good-length delivery on an off-stump line and gets it to hit the pads; Anand, attempting another bellicose stroke, misses the ball. Kumar Deobrat, the new batsman, is off the mark with a six hit straight. It's 106 for 3 after 12 overs.

10.14 am: A successful over from Chawla. He stems the flow of boundaries, and dismisses Virat Singh. Virat played the slog sweep but holed out to the man at deep midwicket; it was a googly that pitched on leg-stump, and was full.

10.06 am: Ishan Kishan is nearly caught by the fielder at deep midwicket — the ball pops out of the hands once again — but he departs off the next delivery itself. He steps down the track to hit a six, and holes out to the fielder at long-on. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel is the bowler. The new batsman, V. Singh, is off the mark with a boundary. It's 89 for 1 after eight overs.

10.01 am: The carnage continues, as Anand hits a six to leg via a slog sweep, and then tries to slog another but is nearly caught by the fielder running in towards deep midwicket. The ball pops out of the fielder's outstretched palms, and he tumbles on the ground. He seems to have hurt his left shoulder; he received medical attention and is then escorted out of the ground. Jharkhand has raced to 78 for 0 in seven overs.

9.55 am: Ishan Kishan brings up Jharkhand's fifty with a slog sweep for six towards long leg. He, then, slaps the ball straight for a boundary before lofting it from leg-stump for a mighty six to cow corner. It's an expensive first over from Y. Gardharia, the off-spinner, with 16 coming from it. It could have been more, as three of Ishan Kishan's bellicose strokes travelled quickly to the fielder at mid-on.

9.49 am: Piyush Chawla, the leg-spinner, comes on to bowl. Ishan Kishan plays a reverse-sweep to collect a four through backward point, and Anand hits a drive through the gap between mid-off and extra-cover for another boundary to finish the over.

9.44 am: Anand being tested by some good deliveries from Nagaswala, the left-arm seamer. He nearly chops one on to his stumps — the ball goes to the boundary — off a short-of-a-length delivery on off-and-middle stump; the batsman had no room to play any stroke. Then, he slashes at a delivery a little wider, and is lucky not to have edged it to the wicketkeeper. The batsman faces a good bouncer, too. It's 31 for 0 after three overs.

9.40 am: The openers have set the tone for the innings with some early belligerence. Anand hits two more fours in the second over bowled by Jayveer Sinh. Ishan Kishan announces himself by playing an aggressive straight drive along the ground for a four, off the first delivery he faces.

9.33 am: It's an 18-over game at the Emerald Heights International School Ground in Indore, due to a late start to the proceedings. It's unclear what has caused the delay. Six runs off the first over of the contest; opener Anand Singh is off the mark with a boundary.

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JHARKHAND XI

Virat Singh, Anukul Roy, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, I R Jaggi (C) (W), Kumar Deobrat, Vikash Singh, Rahul Shukla, Anand Singh, Supriyo Chakraborty, Ishan

GUJARAT XI

Hemang Patel, Axar Patel, Piyush Chawla, Chirag J Gandhi, Dhruv Raval (W), P K Panchal (C), Piyush Tanwar, Karan P Patel, A Nagwaswalla, Y D Gardharia, Jayveer Sinh

TOSS UPDATE: Gujarat has won the toss and inserted Jharkhand in to bat.

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TODAY'S MATCHES

1. Jharkhand vs Gujarat, Group A, A1 vs B2, Indore

Teams

Gujarat (From): Priyank Panchal, Parthiv Patel(w/c), Dhruv Raval, Piyush Tanwar, Axar Patel, Chirag Gandhi, Piyush Chawla, Manish Sharma, Hemang Patel, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Hardik Patel, Karan Patel, Tejas Patel, Urvil Patel, Dhruv Patel, Roosh Kalaria, Hiten Mehra, Kavish Panchal

Jharkhand (From): Anand Singh, Ishan Kishan(w/c), Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishank Jaggi, Kumar Deobrat, Anukul Roy, Rahul Shukla, Vikash Singh, Varun Aaron, Shahbaz Nadeem, Nazim Siddiqui, Utkarsh Singh, Ajay Yadav, Monu Kumar

2. Railways vs Bengal, Super League, Group A, C1 vs D2, Indore

Teams

Bengal (From): Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ritwik Chowdhury, Manoj Tiwary(c), Ashok Dinda, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Vivek Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ishan Porel, Sayan Ghosh, Pradipta Pramanik, Prayas Barman, Kanishk Seth, Writtick Chatterjee, Dwaipayan Bhattacharjee

Railways (From): Mrunal Devdhar, Pratham Singh, Prashant Gupta, Prashant Awasthi, Ashish Yadav, Abhinav Dixit, Amit Paunikar(w), Anureet Singh(c), Harsh Tyagi, Amit Mishra, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Ambikeshwar Mishra, Manjeet Singh, Amit Chopra, Gandhar Bhatawadekar

3. Delhi vs Vidarbha, Super League, Group B, A2 vs B1, Indore

Teams

Vidarbha (From): Atharwa Taide, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shalabh Shrivastava, Faiz Fazal(c), Ganesh Satish, Ravi Jangid, Rushabh Rathod, Akshay Karnewar, Akshay Wakhare, Shrikant Wagh, Yash Thakur, Akshay Wadkar, Apoorv Wankhade, Darshan Nalkande, Rajneesh Gurbani

Delhi (From): Unmukt Chand, Hiten Dalal, Nitish Rana(c), Himmat Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Lalit Yadav, Anuj Rawat(w), Pawan Negi, Suboth Bhati, Pranshu Vijayran, Gaurav Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Navdeep Saini, Varun Sood

4. Mumbai vs Karnataka, Super League, Group B, C2 vs D1, Indore

Teams

Karnataka (From): Rohan Kadam, Sharath BR(w), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey(c), Manoj S Bhandage, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, V Koushik, KC Cariappa, Abhimanyu Mithun, Prasidh Krishna, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Luvnith Sisodia

Mumbai (From): Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare(w/c), Suryakumar Yadav, Akash Parkar, Eknath Kerkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias

It's day one of the Super League fixtures from Indore where eight teams will fight it out across two venues —Emerald High School ground and the Holkar stadium.

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