As it happened: Bengal beats Gujarat; Karnataka vs Maharashtra in final

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V Koushik has spearheaded the Karnataka pace attack this Syed Mushtaq T20 tournament.   -  biswaranjan rout

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the Super League stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.

Results

Mumbai beats Uttar Pradesh by 46 runs

Maharashtra beats Railways by 21 runs

Karnataka beats Vidarbha by 6 wickets

Bengal beats Gujarat by 7 wickets

 

That's it for the evening. We have one day's break before the final between Maharashtra and Karnataka on Thursday, March 14. We'll give you the live updates as usual. We hope you've enjoyed the live updates as much as we did in bringing this to you. Good night.

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Gujarat vs Bengal

Bengal beats Gujarat by seven wickets. Wriddhiman Saha (53 off 46 balls) and Vivek Singh (28 off 29 balls) stitch together a 57-run stand, off 54 balls, to help Bengal beat Gujarat in the last Super League match.

The India wicket-keeper batsman, Wriddhiman Saha, gets to his 50. He has got to the landmark in 43 balls with 5 fours and 1 six.

Wriddhiman Saha (49*) and Vivek Singh (20*) have added 45 runs in 40 balls as Bengal gallops towards the finish line. It is 113/3 in 16 overs, needing just 9 to win this last Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League match.

Wriddhiman Saha moves to 47 off 34 balls and Bengal reaches 94/3 in 13 overs, needing 28 runs in 42 balls to win. Saha has struck 5 fours and 1 six.

At the end of 10 overs, Bengal is 70/3, needing 52 more runs in 60 balls.

Axar Patel strikes. He castles Manoj Tiwary for 18 (18 balls, 1 four, 1 six) and Bengal is 68/3 in 9.3 overs, chasing 122.

Wriddhiman Saha and Manoj Tiwary have added 30 runs in 27 balls as Bengal moves to 58/2, needing 64 more runs in more than 11 overs.

Bengal gets to 50, in 7 overs.

At the end of the powerplay, Bengal is 46/2. Gujarat, at the same stage was 46/3. Saha on 17 (13 balls) and Tiwary on 6 (6 balls) are in the middle. Bengal needs 76 runs in 84 balls to win.

Two veteran batsmen in the middle — Manoj Tiwary and Wriddhiman Saha. The duo needs to carefully weather the storm and knock off most of the runs needed.

Twin strike from Jayveer Parmar. After castling Goswami, he takes a neat return catch offered by Abhimanyu Easwaran and the Bengal batsman is on his way for no score. Bengal is 28/2, needing 94 more runs.

Jayveer Parmar strikes. Shreevats Goswami's cameo comes to an end. He is out bowled for 22 (16 balls, 4 fours). Bengal 28/1 after 3.4 overs.

Shreevats Goswami has been the aggressor. He has smacked Arzan Nagwaswalla for two boundaries in one over and has moved to 21 off just 13 balls, with four boundaries. Bengal is 26/0 in 3 overs, needs 96 more to win in 17 overs.

Bengal is off a good start. Wriddhiman Saha and Shreevats Goswami have shown early intentions of making a match out of this. Bengal is 16/0 after 2 overs.

Five wickets for Sayan Ghosh (3.3-0-15-5). He has the last man, Arzan Nagwaswalla, out bowled for 4 and Gujarat is all-out for 121 in 19.3 overs.

Sayan Ghosh, who took three wickets in an over, is back into the attack and castles the in-form Axar Patel for 53 (44 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes). Gujarat 117/9 in 19.1 overs.

Axar Patel is going strong — 53 off 43 balls — as he helps Gujarat reach 117/8 after 19 overs.

Hemang Patel (17 off 23 balls) and Axar Patel (45 off 39 balls) added 54 runs for the eighth wicket before Hemang falls to Akash Deep. Gujrat 108/8 in 17.5 overs.

Axar Patel and Hemang Patel are going strong as Gujarat reaches the 100-run mark. At the end of 17 overs, it is 101/7.

The partnership is blossoming. The duo have added 27 off 24 balls (Hemang 4 off 11, Axar 31 off 29) as Gujarat is 81/7 in 14 overs.

Axar Patel and Hemang Patel have added 16 runs in 18 balls as Gujarat moves to 70/7 in 13 overs.

Three wickets for Sayan Ghosh in one over. After sending Karan Patel and Kavish Panchal on their way, he accounts for Piyush Chawla too, caught by Abhimanyu Easwaran for 1. Gujarat down in the dumps at 54/7 after 10 overs. Sayan has figures of 2-0-4-3 now.

Sayan Ghosh is on song! He sends Karan Patel (caught by Manoj Tiwary for 1) and Kavish Panchal (trapped LBW for 0) in three balls as Gujarat slips to 52/6 in 9.3 overs. Piyush Chawla joins Axar Patel at the crease.

Writtick Chatterjee and Sayan Ghosh have just given 3 runs in 2 overs as Gujarat is 49/4 after 8 overs.

Writtick Chatterjee strikes! Chirag Gandhi's defence is breached. He is out for 3 (7 balls) and Gujarat in a spot of bother at 48/4 in 6.5 overs.

End of powerplay and Gujarat has moved to 46 for the loss of three wickets. Chirag Gandhi and Axar Patel are rebuilding the innings.

Piyush Tanwar picks Shahbaz Nadeem for 12 runs in the 5th over but perishes to Akash Deep for 29 (20 balls, 4 fours, 1 six), out bowled. Gujarat 41/3 in 5.1 overs.

Piyush Tanwar is on 17 (14 balls) and Gandhi hasn't opened his account as Gujarat moves to 28/2 after 4 overs.

Ashoke Dinda sends Priyank Panchal on his way. Panchal is out for 5 (5 balls), caught by Manoj Tiwary and Gujarat is 27/2 in 3.3 overs. Chirag Gandhi joins Piyush Tanwar.

Piyush slams Akash Deep for two boundaries in the second over as Gujarat races to 19/1 after 2 overs.

At the end of 1 over, Gujarat is 10/1. Piyush Tanwar and Priyank Panchal are in the middle.

Horrid start for Gujarat. Manoj Tiwary's throw finds Parthiv Patel short of the crease. Parthiv is out for 6, Gujarat 6/1 after 3 balls.

Here is the team news.

Bengal: Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manoj Tiwary (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Vivek Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep, Ashok Dinda, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Sayan Ghosh.

Gujarat: Parthiv Patel (wk), Priyank Panchal (c), Piyush Tanwar, Chirag Gandhi, Axar Patel, Karan Patel, Piyush Chawla, Kavish Panchal, Hemang Patel, Jayveer Parmar, Arzan Nagwaswalla

Toss update: Gujarat wins the toss and will bat first against Bengal.

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So, it is Karnataka vs Maharashtra in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Both the teams have won all their 4 matches in the Super League and with 16 points each, they progress to the final.

 

Karnataka vs Vidarbha

It just takes 2 balls for Karnataka and Manish Pandey to knock Vidarbha over. He remains unbeaten on 49 (35 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) as Karnataka thumps Vidarbha by six wickets and enters the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Manish Pandey has played a captain's knock. He has anchored this chase with an unbeaten 45 off 33 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. Karnataka 136/4 in 19 overs, needing 3 runs to win the match and progress to the final.

At the end of 17 overs, Karnataka is 107/4. In three overs, it needs 31 runs to win the match and enter the final. Skipper Manish Pandey and J. Suchith in the middle.

Umesh Yadav strikes. He removes Karun Nair for 24 (23 balls), caught by A. Karnewar, and Karnataka loses its fourth wicket for 103. J. Suchith joins skipper Manish Pandey.

Karun Nair (24 off 21) and Manish Pandey (16 off 19) have taken Karnataka to 99/3 in 15 overs. The last five overs promises to be exciting with Karnataka needing 40 runs to win.

At the end of 12 overs, Karnataka is 83/3, needing 56 more runs for a place in the final.

Rohan Kadam departs for a well complied 39 (37 balls, 7 fours) to leave Karnataka on 68/3 in 9.3 overs. Manish Pandey joins Karun Nair.

Rohan Kadam and Karun Nair are untroubled, so far. The duo has added 29 runs as Karnataka moves to 68 in 9 overs, 71 runs adrift of a win and a place in the final.

End of the powerplay. Karnataka manages 44 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. It needs 95 more runs to win.

S.B. Wagh removes Mayank Agarwal for 13 (10 balls) and Karnataka loses its second wicket for 39 in 5.2 overs. Rohan Kadam and Karun Nair are in the middle.

At the end of 4 overs, Karnataka 27/1, needs 112 more runs in 16 overs for a spot in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament.

Akshay Wakhare traps  B. Sharath in front for 5. Karnataka loses its first wicket for 20 in 2.4 overs. Mayank Agarwal is the new man in.

Sharath and Rohan Kadam have got off to a good start, scoring 15 in the first 2 overs. Karnataka needs 124 more runs to win.

Rohan Kadam to begin proceedings with R Sharath; Akshay Wakhare with the new ball.

INNINGS BREAK: The Karnataka bowlers, propped up by some sharp fielding, reduced Vidarbha to 50 for 5 before the latter fought back through a 66-run partnership between Karnewar and Wankhade.

The duo tried to inject some life into the otherwise sedate innings with a string of big hits. Wankhade in particular upped the ante in the death overs, bringing up his half-century with a maximum. Vidarbha finished on 138/7; Karnataka needs 139 to win.

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WICKET! Karnewar and Wankhade took Vidarbha past the 100-run mark with a 66-run stand before Karnewar was caught and bowled off V Koushik. Vidarbha 112/6 in 18 overs.

Karnewar and Wankhade have restored a semblance of parity with a 43-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Vidarbha 89/5 in 16 overs.

WICKET! Vidarbha committing harakiri in Indore. Poor communication between Apoorv Wankhade and Taide leads to the latter's run-out. Vidarbha 50/5 in 10 overs.

WICKET! Suchith strikes with the third ball of his first over; traps Rushabh Rathod plumb in front as Vidarbha continues to lose wickets. Vidarbha 31/4 in 7.3 overs.

END OF POWERPLAY: Vidarbha is 21/3 with Taide and Rathod at the crease. Karnataka introducing Cariappa in the seventh over. The Manish Pandey - led side has been brilliant with the ball and on the field.

WICKET! Smart work from J Suchith who saw Ganesh Satish backing up too far, closed in on the stumps, ball in hand, charged towards the wickets and caught Satish short of his crease with an under-arm throw. Vidarbha 15/3 in 3.3 overs

WICKET! Vinay Kumar gets his second as Jitesh Sharma is trapped in front trying to play across the line. Vidarbha 14/2 in 2.4 overs

WICKET! Umesh Yadav hits a boundary before holing out to V Koushik at mid-on. The move to open with Umesh has backfired! Vidarbha 5/1 in 0.4 overs

SURPRISE SURPRISE! Umesh Yadav to open the innings with Atharwa Taide; Vinay Kumar with the new ball!

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TOSS UPDATE: Karnataka has won the toss and elected to field.

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Mumbai trounces Uttar Pradesh by 46 runs to keep its final hopes alive. Siddhesh Lad, Karnekar and Shreyas Iyer starred with the bat while Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dubey and Lad took three wickets apiece to scythe through the Uttar Pradesh line-up.

The Karnataka - Vidarbha match assumes importance for the 41-time Ranji Champion as a Karnataka win will see it bow out of the tournament whereas victory for Vidarbha will bring the NRR into play.

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12.01 pm: Saurabh Kumar and Ankit Chaudhary hit the odd boundaries and sixes but with the asking rate climbing over 16, Kumar perished trying to clear the fence. Uttar Pradesh 102/7 in 15 overs.

11.36 am: Rinku Singh and Priyam Garg added 36 for the fifth wicket before Garg was caught off Dubey's bowling. Rinku then played on to leave Uttar Pradesh reeling at 61/6 in 10 overs.

11.18 am: Shubham Chaubey is cleaned up for a six-ball duck as Uttar Pradesh loses its fourth for 24 on the board. Shivam Dubey pitched one on the middle and got it to move away ever so slightly as Chaubey was caught rooted to the crease. Uttar Pradesh 31/4 in 6 overs.

11.08 am: Thakur is in the middle of a fiery opening spell in Indore. He gets his third wicket in the form of Kaushik, who is caught behind to leave Uttar Pradesh reeling at 20/3 in 4 overs.

WICKETS! A pacy yorker from Shardul Thakur goes through Samarth Singh's defence before he has Aryan Juyal edging an outgoing delivery straight to slips. Uttar Pradesh 9/2 in 2 overs.

Madhav Kaushik and Samarth Singh to get the proceedings under way, left-arm spinner Shams Mulani with the new ball.

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INNINGS BREAK: After losing Jay Bista off the first ball, Mumbai recovered well through a 96-run stand between Karnekar and Lad before cameos from captain Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube propelled it to the highest total in the Super League stage, 183/7. It was buoyed by some pretty ordinary fielding from Railways in the death overs. Uttar Pradesh needs 184 to win.

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10.00 am: Karnekar and Lad added 96 before the former was dismissed in an unfortunate fashion. Lad hit one straight to Mohit Jangra and the ball brushed the bowler's fingers before hitting the stumps with the non-striker out of his crease. Lad, meanwhile, brought up his fifty and has been joined by skipper Shreyas Iyer. Mumbai 102/2 in 13 overs.

 

9.42 am: Lad and Kerkar have added 68 for the second wicket with the former stepping foot on the pedal. Lad began by giving Saurabh Kumar the charge, got to the pitch of the ball and launched it over long on for six before hammering another one over long-off in the ninth over. The duo has set a strong platform for Mumbai. Mumbai 68/1 in 10 overs.

 

9.27 am: Kerkar has hit three boundaries to take Mumbai to 34/1 at the end of the Powerplay. A backfoot punch through point stood out. He is batting on 26 off 21 balls.

 

9.13 am: Kerkar punches one off the back foot through point for four as Mumbai reaches 18/1 in 3 overs. He has Siddhesh Lad for company.

WICKET! A golden duck for Bista as he drives Rajpoot straight to Rinku Singh at backward point! Bista didn't get to the pitch of the ball and ended up mistiming the drive. Mumbai 0/1 in 0.1 overs.

Jay Bista and Eknath Kerkar to open the innings for Mumbai, Ankit Rajpoot with the new ball.

TOSS UPDATE: UP has won the toss and inserted Mumbai in.  UP has made four changes, Mumbai retains the XI from the Vidarbha contest on Monday.

 

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TODAY'S MATCHES

1. Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh, Super League, Group-B, C2 vs E2

Teams

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

Uttar Pradesh (From): Upendra Yadav(w), Samarth Singh, Priyam Garg, Saurabh Kumar, Akshdeep Nath(c), Rinku Singh, Shubham Chaubey, Mohsin Khan, Ankit Chaudhary, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal, Aryan Juyal, Mohit Jangra, Suresh Raina, Shiva Singh, Nalin Mishra, Bobby Yadav, Zeeshan Ansari

2. Railways vs Maharashtra, Super League, Group-A, C1 vs E1

Teams

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

Maharashtra (From): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi(c), Rohit Motwani, Ankit Bawne, Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Nikhil Naik(w), Divyang Himganekar, Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah, Domnic Muthuswami, Swapnil Gugale, Vijay Zol, Vishal Gite, Hitesh Walunj, Yash Nahar, Manoj Ingale

3. Vidarbha vs Karnataka, Super League, Group-B, B1 vs D1

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

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

4. Gujarat vs Bengal, Super League, Group-A, B2 vs D2

Teams:

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

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

It's day five 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.

The matches are being telecast live on Star Sports and live streamed on Hot Star.