Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Highlights: TN thrashes Assam by 10 wickets

N. Jagadeesan and C. Hari Nishanth star in Tamil Nadu's 10-wicket victory over Assam at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.

N. Jagadeesan scored 78 off 50 balls to guide TN to a 10-wicket win over Assam at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.   -  FILE PHOTO/ VIJAY SONEJI

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RESULTS

Bengal Won by 16 Runs

Baroda Won by 4 Wickets

Gujarat Won by 73 Runs

J & K Won by 7 Wickets

Railways Won by 8 Wickets

Punjab Won by 9 Wickets

Hyderabad Won by 6 Runs

Maharashtra Won by 8 Wickets

Tamil Nadu Won by 10 wickets

That's all from us today. We will be back on Wednesday with Delhi's game against Andhra, followed by Mumbai versus Kerala at the Wankhede Stadium.

Good night.

After 15 overs, TN 128/0 (beats Assam by 10 wickets)

Jagadeesan (78, 50b; 8x4, 3x6) and Nishanth (47, 40b, 5x4, 1x6) made a mockery of Assam bowlers as they chased down 127 inside 15 overs to win the game by 10 wickets. Nishanth will be disappointed to have missed out on a second consecutive fifty but the brisk scoring will help TN in the net run rate. None of the Assam bowlers had the spark to run through the TN batters.

FIFTY for Jagadeesan; 39 balls, 7x4, 1x6)

After 10 overs, TN 83/0: Jagadeesan (43 off 32) and Nishanth (38 off 30) ran well, found the boundaries and pushed TN close to victory with the blink of an eye. Assam bowled 27 dots in its first 66 balls but TN mostly dealt with boundaries.  Jagadeesan smashed seven boundaries, while Nishanth hit five fours and a six.

So far, Silchar boy Rahul Singh has been the most economical bowler. The left-arm spinner, who had returned figures of 1/21 against Jharkhand, stood at 3-0-18-0.

DID YOU KNOW? Coimbatore is known for its racing culture with the picturesque Kari Motor Speedway. But the Manchester of South has been producing good cricketers, too: both Nishanth and Jagadeesan are from Coimbatore.

TN off to a flier!

After 5 overs, TN 46/0: TN opener C Hari Nishanth, who smashed an unbeaten 92 against Jharkhand, continued the fine form to launch an attack on Arup Das. The left-hander hit two boundaries and a six to unsettle the opponent.

N. Jagadeesan, who has been part of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, found momentum in Pritam Das’ over. He smashed 16 runs which included four boundaries.

The electric start will also help TN maintain a healthy net run rate.

8:40 pm: Before the TN openers walk out, you can quickly switch to our Indian Super League live blog; football fans, anyone?

TN target: 127

Assam 126/7: R Ahmed 29, R Parag 24; M Ashwin 2/16, R Sai Kishore 2/17, M Mohammed 2/23

After 20 overs, Assam 126/7: Rajjakuddin Ahmed was perhaps batting on a different pitch. The 25-year-old from Tezpur, who strikes the ball at 147, changed gears at the right moment. He smashed four fours and a six before falling to Mohammed for a well-made 29 off 15.

There is a reason why IPL experience is crucial for domestic players. Parag, who spent two seasons with Rajasthan Royals, cut loose in the final over to hit an important six. But eventually, Yadav had the last laugh by dismissing him in the fourth ball.

Parag was dismissed for 24 off 26.

Dinesh Karthik and Murugan Ashwin celebrate a dismissal during TN's Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 game against Assam in Kolkata on Tuesday.   -  TWITTER/@BCCIDomestic

 

After 15 overs, Assam 73/5: There has been no intent from the Assam batsmen. Whenever they have tried to break free, they have found the fielders. Sai Kishore and Ashwin picked up four wickets between overs 10 to 15. As of now, the projected score is 95 which should be a cakewalk for TN to chase it down.

Sai Kishore was the pick of the bowlers with 15 dots and two wickets for 17 runs. M Ashwin (2/10) kept the other end tight.

R. Sai Kishore and Dinesh Karthik in action.   -  TWITTER/ @BCCIDomestic

 

WICKET| Mohammed cleans up R. Ahmed 29 (15), who departs after a sweet cameo to up the ante; Assam 106/6.

WICKET| Kishore picks up Abhishek Thakuri (4); Assam 68/5

WICKET| Ashwin picks up his second. Sahil Jain (2) tries to break free but finds Yadav. Assam 58/4 (13)

WICKET| Rishav Das (15) tries reverse-sweeping Kishore, edges to Karthik behind the stumps. Assam 53/3 (11.4)

WICKET| Ashwin cleans up Denish (15) with a vicious googly. Assam 51/2 (10.5)

After 10 overs, Assam 48/1:  A disciplined effort by TN bowlers as they bowled 32 dots in the first 10 overs. Skipper Dinesh Karthik introduced left-arm spinner R. Sai Kishore and wrist spinner Murugan Ashwin from the eighth over to keep the Assam batsmen quiet.

Though Denish Das hit the first six of the game, the spinners caught the Assam batters by their neck. They couldn’t find a boundary from overs six to 10.

Rishav Das 15 (28)

Denish Das 15 (22)

DID YOU KNOW? Lanky left-arm spinner Sai Kishore was instrumental in Tamil Nadu’s run to the final in the 2019-20 edition. The 24-year-old picked up 20 wickets from 12 matches to become the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and soon earned himself an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings.

After 5 overs, Assam 30/1: TN made early inroads by dismissing the expressive Pallav Das inside the PowerPllay. Assam had a tough time trying to gauge the length of Sandeep Warrier in the first over. The right-arm pacer, who has been an IPL campaigner besides India A, had two slips in place and he kept bowling to his field trying to attack the fourth stump line.

Assam batsmen Rishav Das and Pallav started cautiously before the latter started finding the gaps. Left-hander Pallav smashed three boundaries off the pacers, Warrier and R. Sonu Yadav.

Rishav and Pallav seemed a bit uncomfortable against pace. The TN bowlers hit the right lengths with the ball skidding in and keeping a tad low.

Assam’s first boundary came in 1.3 overs.

WICKET|  4.4 overs: Assam 29/1: Pallav Das 19 (14), who launched an attack on TN pacers, finds Aparajith while trying to play a lofted shot off Mohammed.

Assam (Playing XI): Amlanjyoti Das,Riyan Parag,Saahil Jain,Arup Das ,Pallav Kumar Das,Pritam Das,Rishav Das (C),Abhishek Thakuri (W),Rajjakuddin Ahmed,Rahul Singh,Denish Das

Tamil Nadu (Playing XI): R Sonu Yadav,B Aparajith,Dinesh Karthik (C) (W),M Mohammed,Shahrukh Khan,K B Arun Karthick,Warrier,C Hari Nishaanth,N Jagadeesan,R Sai Kishore,M Ashwin

 

6.42 pm: Tamil Nadu wins toss, elects to bowl.

Hi, this is Wriddhaayan and I am going to run you through the evening game; a few big names and IPL stars part of the next clash between Assam and Tamil Nadu at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Stay tuned.

TUESDAY'S MUSHTAQ ALI SCORES

Elite A (Bengaluru): Karnataka 125/8 in 20 overs (Rohan Kadam 32, Siddarth Kaul 4/26, incl. a hat-trick) lost to Punjab 127/1 in 14.4 overs (Abhishek Sharma 30, Prabhsimran Singh 89 n.o.).

Tripura 93 in 18.1 overs (Aquib Nabi 3/10) lost to Jammu & Kashmir 94/3 in 14.5 overs (Suryansh Raina 33).

Uttar Pradesh 133/9 in 20 overs (Karan Sharma 55) lost to Railways 137/2 in 17.4 overs (Mrunal Devdhar 57, Shivam Chaudhary 56 n.o.).

Elite B (Kolkata):

Bengal 161/6 in 20 overs (Vivek Singh 100 n.o., Monu Kumar 3/30) bt Jharkhand 145/9 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 47, Ishan Porel 3/34).

Hyderabad 153/8 in 20 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 34, Tilak Varma 44, Suryakant Pradhan 3/34) bt Odisha 147/4 in 20 overs (Govinda Poddar 50, Subhranshu Senapati 43 n.o., Rajesh Dhuper 30 n.o.).

Elite C (Vadodara):

Chhattisgarh 192/5 in 20 overs (Rishabh Tiwari 44, Shashank Chandrakar 44, Harpreet Singh 42) lost to Maharashtra 196/2 in 20 overs (Kedar Jadhav 84 n.o., Naushad Shaikh 78 n.o.).

Gujarat 172/5 in 20 overs (Priyank Panchal 46, Chirag Gandhi 38 n.o., Ripal Patel 41 n.o.) bt Uttarakhand 99/8 in 20 overs (Piyush Chawla

3/12).

Himachal 109 in 20 overs (Prashant Chopra 39, Lukman Meriwala 3/13, Babashafi Pathan 3/9) lost to Baroda 112/6 in 19 overs (Kedar Devdhar 49 n.o.).

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An all-round performance from Bengal, highlighted by Vivek Singh's 64-ball 100, sees them beat Jharkhand by 16 runs. Virat Singh's 35-ball 47 and Utkarsh Singh's 14-ball 28 raised hopes of a Jharkhand comeback but a disciplined bowling effort from Bengal kept the visitor at bay. Ishan Porel finished with figures of three for 34. Jharkhand finished on 145/9.  In other news, Siddarth Kaul took a hat-trick in Punjab's nine-wicket win over defending champion Karnataka.

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-19 (Anand Singh, 2.3 ov), 2-57 (Ishan , 9.3 ov), 3-61 (Kumar Suraj, 10.3 ov), 4-73 (Pankaj Kumar, 11.5 ov), 5-89 (Virat Singh, 12.6 ov), 6-122 (Utkarsh Singh, 16.3 ov), 7-127 (Shahbaz Nadeem, 17.2 ov), 8-135 (Anukul Roy, 17.5 ov), 9-143 (Vikash Singh, 19.2 ov)

Jharkhand 104/5 after 15 Overs: Jharkhand's run chase is starting to run out of steam with Virat Singh - the only batsman to cross 30 in this innings so far - falling to Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee for 47.  It is not easy batting out there but someone needs to go in and get a move on if Jharkhand are to entertain hopes of a rearguard action at the Eden Gardens. At the moment, Bengal hold all the aces. Writtick Chatterjee: 2 for 25 from 4 Overs. Jharkhand need 58 to win in 30 deliveries. Utkarsh Singh and Anukul Roy are at the crease.

Jharkhand 60/2 after 10 Overs: Ishan Kishan and Virat Singh steadied Jharkhand after the early loss of Anand Singh. But just when Ishan was looking to up the ante, he was caught by Vivek Singh off Arnab Nandi's bowling. Nandi has been brilliant with the ball so far: 3 overs, 19 runs and a wicket.

Jharkhand 33/1 after 5 Overs:  Bengal got the early breakthrough when Akash Deep had Anand Singh caught for 10 in the third over. Jharkhand skipper Ishan Kishan has been joined by Virat Singh at the crease. Arnab Nandi has bowled two overs while Ishan Porel and Deep have got one each so far.

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MID-INNINGS UPDATE

End Innings: Gujarat - 172/5 in 20.0 overs (Chirag J Gandhi 38 off 28, Ripal Patel 41 off 20)

End Innings: Uttar Pradesh - 133/9 in 20.0 overs (Bhuvneshwar Kumar 24 off 19, Shanu Saini 2 off 4)

End Innings: Hyderabad - 153/8 in 20.0 overs (Mickil Jaiswal 2 off 1, Buddhi Rahul 19 off 8)

End Innings: Bengal - 161/6 in 20.0 overs (Arnab Nandi 1 off 1, Vivek Singh 100 off 64)

End Innings: Karnataka - 125/8 in 20.0 overs (Ronit More 9 off 6, Suchith J 11 off 11)

End Innings: Tripura - 93/10 in 18.1 overs (A K Sarkar 2 off 4, A S Sarkar 0 off 0)

End Innings: Chhattisgarh - 192/5 in 20.0 overs (Ajay Mandal 8 off 5, Shashank Singh 24 off 8)

End Innings: Himachal - 109/10 in 20.0 overs (M J Dagar 3 off 8, Vaibhav G Arora 0 off 0)

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-60 (Shreevats Goswami, 9.1 ov) ,2-78 (Anustup Majumdar, 10.6 ov) ,3-115 (Manoj Tiwary, 14.6 ov) ,4-147 (Shahbaz, 17.6 ov), 5-147 (Kaif Ahmad, 18.1 ov), 6-160 (Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee, 19.5 ov)

MID-INNINGS UPDATE: Vivek Singh led Bengal's batting charge with an unbeaten 64-ball 100. The southpaw put on an exhibition of power-hitting, striking 13 fours and three sixes during his innings. However, he had little help from his teammates at the other end. Bengal finished on 161 for 6. For Jharkhand, Monu Singh was the standout performer with figures of three for 30. Jharkhand need 162 to win.

 

Bengal 115/3 after 15 overs: Bengal loses skipper Anustup Majumdar and veteran Manoj Tiwary in quick succession. Meanwhile, Vivek Singh has completed his half-century is batting on 65 off 45 deliveries with eight boundaries and two sixes. Bengal's 100 is up and with five overs to go and a set Vivek in the middle, it will hope for a late surge.

Bengal 64/1 after 10 overs:  Utkarsh Singh strikes as Shreevats Goswami departs for a 28-ball 27. Bengal loses its first wicket. Vivek Singh and Anustup Majumdar join forces. Despite losing a wicket, Bengal has made up for the slow start.

Bengal 29/0 after 5 overs: Vivek Singh and Shreevats Goswami give Bengal a sedate start with the former playing the role of an aggressor. Vivek has blazed away as he is batting on 24 off 19 balls while Goswami is off to a slow start, batting on 5 from 11 deliveries.

TOSS UPDATE: Bengal has won the toss and elected to bat.

Jharkhand Playing XI: Virat Singh, Anukul Roy, Utkarsh Singh, Pankaj Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vikash Singh, Rahul Shukla, Monu, Anand Singh, Ishan (C) (W), Kumar Sura

Bengal Playing XI: Akash Deep, Kaif Ahmad, Manoj Tiwary, Anustup Majumdar (C), Shreevats Goswami (W), Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee, Arnab Nandi, Vivek Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz

Umpires: Navdeep Singh Sidhu, Ulhas Gandhe

Referee: Valmik N Buch

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Today's T20 Matches

Railways vs Uttar Pradesh, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur - Railways Won the Toss & elected to Field

Jammu and Kashmir vs Tripura, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur - J&K Won the Toss & elected to Field

Karnataka vs Punjab, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur - Punjab Won the Toss & elected to Field

Odisha vs Hyderabad, Elite B Group, Jadavpur University Campus, Kolkata - Odisha Won the Toss & elected to Field

Bengal vs Jharkhand, Elite B Group, Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Bengal Won the Toss & elected to bat

Baroda vs Himachal Pradesh, Elite C Group, Reliance Stadium, Vadodara - Baroda Won the Toss & elected to Field

Gujarat vs Uttarakhand, Elite C Group, Motibaug Cricket Stadium, Vadodara - Uttarakhand Won the Toss & elected to Field

Maharashtra vs Chhattisgarh, Elite C Group, F.B. Colony Ground, Vadodara - Chhattisgarh Won the Toss & elected to bat

Tamil Nadu vs Assam, Elite B Group, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

 

READ | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21: Teams, squads, venues, TV timings  

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