Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Highlights: Jagadeesan, Karthik power Tamil Nadu to eight-wicket win over Bengal

Get the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy live score, updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season with Tamil Nadu, Bengal and Jharkhand among the teams in action.

The Dinesh Karthik-led Tamil Nadu will aim to continue the winning momentum having won all four matches. (FILE PHOTO)   -  R. RAGU

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TAMIL NADU  167/2 (18 overs)  beat  163/8 (20 overs)  BENGAL


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Elite Group B - final standings

1Tamil Nadu550 20
2Bengal532 12
3Jharkhand532 12
4Assam523 8
5Hyderabad514 4
6Odisha514 4

Brief Scores:

Bengal 163/8 in 20 overs (Kaif Ahmed 63, Anistup Majumdar 34) lost to Tamil Nadu 167/2 in 18 overs (N Jagadeesan 71*, Dinesh Karthik 47*). Tamil Nadu qualified

Final standings: Tamil Nadu 5-5-0-20 (+1.880); Bengal 5-3-2-12 (+0.654); Jharkhand 5-3-2-12 (+0.230); Assam 5-2-3-8 (-0.961); Hyderabad 5-1-4-4 (-0.199); Odisha 5-1-4-4 (-1.569).


TN 167/2 after 18 overs: 100-run partnership between Jagadeesan and Karthik.  Jagadeesan finishes the match in style with three boundaries and a six off Shahbaz Ahmed!  TN tops the group with a fifth consecutive win.

TN 147/2 after 17 overs: 16 off 18 balls. Just a matter of time before this is sealed save a Bengal miracle. Jagadeesan completes 300 runs in the tournament. He has played really well to make up for a poor start that he generated at the start.

Cruising to a fifth-win, Jagadeesan brings up his fifty, 51* (37). The pressure is off as his side needs only 25 from the last four.

TN 126/2 after 15 overs: Sumptuous back foot strokeplay from Dinesh Karthik. He has anchored yet another chase with ease. The pressure was mounting when he stepped in and the TN skipper has plundered four boundaries of the last two overs. A milestone for Karthik as he completes 6000 runs in T20 cricket!  TN needs 38 from 30 balls to win.

TN 91/2 after 12 overs: Jagadeesan enters the act, finally! Nandi's final over yields him no good as Jagadeesan lifts two huge sixes to give some momentum for TN into the fag end of the chase.

TN 62/2 after 9 overs: OUT! Excellent reply from Mukesh Kumar to remove Arun Kartik. Kartik hit the first ball for six off Mukesh's loose delivery. The paceman nails a perfect seaming ball to find the edge of the next to dismiss the well-set Kartik. Dinesh Karthik has come to the crease as the pressure as slowly crept to the Tamil Nadu batsmen. Arun Karthik c †Goswami b Mukesh Kumar 30 (20b 3x4 1x6)

TN 38/1 after 6 overs: It has been a slow start for the TN batsmen. Nishanth's early departure did not help the cause either. His fellow opener Jagadeesan has struggled with his timing while Arun Kartik has done the scoring at the other end.

TN 17/1 after 3 overs: OUT! Nandi wins the battle. He has managed to strangle Nishanth with the tight length once again and manages to chip in a floater that wraps the pads. The umpire makes no hesitation in raising the finger. An early jolt for TN. Hari Nishanth lbw b Nandi 14 (12b 3x4 0x6)

TN 8/0 after 1 over: Nandi begins well and offers no width to Nishanth. The southpaw takes on the spinner off the fourth ball and smashes one over cover and doubles it up with a sizzling square cut.

The chase is underway! Hari Nishanth and Jagadeesan at the crease for TN.  Arnab Nandi with the ball.

Brief Scores - Bengal 163/8 - Kaif Ahmed 63 (47)*, Majumdar 34, Aparajith 2/20

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Vivek Singh, 2.1 ov), 2-29 (Suvankar Bal, 4.6 ov), 3-54 (Shreevats Goswami, 7.6 ov), 4-62 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 9.3 ov), 5-87 (Manoj Tiwary, 12.4 ov), 6-143 (Anustup Majumdar, 18.2 ov), 7-147 (Arnab Nandi, 18.5 ov), 8-155 (Akash Deep, 19.4 ov)

Bengal 163/8 after 20 overs:
The innings has largely ridden on Kaif Ahmed and fittingly he hits a six off the final ball as Bengal finishes on 163. It has been terrific use of resources by the TN captain Karthik as almost every bowler delivered the goods. Advantage TN at the half-way mark.

Bengal 149/7 after 19 overs: OUT! The Malinga-Bumrah amalgamation is pretty evident as G Periyaswamy has cleaned up the Bengal skipper with a snorter! A slinging yorker crashes onto the stumps.  Kaif at the other end scampers for every ball and his partner Nandi runs himself out after failing to keep up with the pace of the death overs.  Anustup Majumdar b Periyaswamy 34 (22b 4x4 0x6), Arnab Nandi run out (KB Arun Karthik/Periyaswamy) 1

Bengal 122/5 after 16 overs: Bengal on the move. Skipper Majumdar has come out with an intent to go after the bowlers. His ally Kaif has held one end well. M Mohammed is blown away for three boundaries by Majumdar.

Bengal 90/5 after 13 overs: OUT! The magician Murugan Ashwin comes in for his first over and instantly makes an impact. The leggie bowls a classic googly which slides down past Manoj Tiwary. Tiwary steps down the crease for a brief moment but Karthik makes a quick stumping just in the nick of time!  Manoj Tiwary st †KD Karthik b Ashwin 7 (6b 1x4)

12 overs up and skipper Karthik has used only three bowlers so far! 

Baba Aparajith 4-0-20-2,  Sai Kishore 4-0-28-1, Sandeep Warrier 4-0-30-0

Bengal 68/4 after 10 overs: OUT! A risky run attempted from Shahbaz Ahmed, nevertheless needed a direct hit for a runout. Shahrukh Khan does just that as he hits the stumps from point with a brilliant throw! The misery continues for Bengal in a must-win encounter. Shahbaz Ahmed run out (M Shahrukh Khan) 2

Bengal 54/3 after 8 overs: OUT! Aparajith does it again! Forces the quicker one to Goswami who makes a mistake by moving to saddle the ball on the backfoot. He fails to bring the bat down in time and the ball rattles the stumps. Bengal falls further. Shreevats Goswami b Aparajith 21 (17b 2x4 1x6)

Bengal 44/2 after 6 overs: Sandeep Warrier bowls his third over on the trot and has finally found wanting. Goswami latches onto the Kerala pacer's with two boundaries and another six to finish the Powerplay.

Bengal 33/2 after 5 overs: OUT! Poor judgement from Suvankar Bal. He holes out after initially tearing apart Sai Kishore with a six and a boundary. A needless shot at the instance and Bengal in a spot of bother. Suvankar Bal c Ashwin b Sai Kishore 14 (12b 1x4 1x6)

Bengal 14/1 after 3 overs: OUT! Aparajith cleans up the in-form Vivek Singh with a snorter. Vivek tried to heave the bowl over mid-wicket and misses it completely. Aparajith has got some serious turn on this pitch early on. A good start for TN! Vivek Singh b Aparajith 7 (8b 1x4)

Bengal 6/0 after 1 over: An excellent start from Ashwin. The leggie has immediately extracted turn and Goswami had a tentative start against him after a couple of near misses.

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Match begins! Bengal openers Shreevats Goswami and Vivek Singh at the crease. Aparajith opens the bowling for TN.

It will be near impossible to displace Tamil Nadu from the top position due its overwhelming Net Run Rate (+2.065). The home side will still eye for a big win to become a firm favourite as the second-best ranked team among the 5 Elite groups for qualification.

Toss Update: Tamil Nadu won the Toss and chose to Field

Tamil Nadu XI: G Periyasamy,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

Bengal XI: Akash Deep ,KAIF AHMAD,Manoj Tiwary,Anustup Majumdar (C),Shreevats Goswami (W),Arnab Nandi,Vivek Singh,Mukesh Kumar,Ishan Porel,Shahbaz,Suvankar Bal

Welcome to the evening session!
An exciting clash beckons us from the Eden Gardens, Kolkata as Tamil Nadu takes on Bengal. Tamil Nadu currently bosses Group B with four wins on the trot while Bengal will aim to beat the Dinesh Karthik-led side to make its hopes for knockout qualifications alive. Stay tuned as toss updates will be up by 6:45 pm.

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Himachal Won by 4 Wicket(s)

Baroda Won by 12 Run(s)

Punjab Won by 22 Run(s)

Odisha Won by 4 Wicket(s)

Karnataka Won by 5 Wicket(s)

J & K Won by 7 Wicket(s)

Chhattisgarh Won by one over Eliminator

Jharkhand  Won by one over Eliminator


Elite A (Bengaluru): Railways 133/9 in 20 overs (Mrunal Devdhar 57, Pratham Singh 42, Umran Malik 3/24) lost to Jammu & Kashmir 135/3 in 15.5 overs (Suryansh Raina 48, Abdul Samad 39).

Punjab 183/3 in 20 overs (Mandeep Singh 99 n.o., Gurkeerat Mann 63) bt Tripura 161/4 in 20 overs (Udiyan Bose 50, Milind Kumar 64 n.o., Rajat Dey 38 n.o.). Punjab qualified.

Uttar Pradesh 132/8 in 20 overs (Abhishek Goswami 47, Karan Sharma 41, J. Suchith 3/21, Pravin Dubey 3/15) lost to Karnataka 136/5 in 19.3 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 34, Shreyas Gopal 47 n.o.).

Final standings: Punjab 5-5-0-20 (+2.483); Karnataka 5-4-1-16 (+0.292); J & K 5-3-2-12 (+0.243); Railways 5-2-3-8 (-1.357); Uttar Pradesh 5-1-4-4 (-0.291); Tripura 5-0-5-0 (-1.427).

(Read as Played, Won, Lost, Points and NRR). 

Elite B (Kolkata): Assam 148/5 in 20 overs (Riyan Parag 42, Rajjakuddin Ahmed 32) lost to Odisha 154/6 in 19 overs (Subhranshu Senapati 64).

Hyderabad 139/8 in 20 overs (B. Sandeep 37, Vikash Singh 3/36, Vivekanand Tiwari 3/25) tied with Jharkhand 139/9 in 20 overs (Ajay Dev Goud 4/22); Super Over: Jharkhand 23/0 in one over bt Hyderabad 14/1 in one over.

Final standings: Tamil Nadu 4-4-0-16 (+2.065); Bengal 4-3-1-12 (+1.058); Jharkhand 5-3-2-12 (+0.230); Assam 5-2-3-8 (-0.961); Hyderabad 5-1-4-4 (-0.199); Odisha 5-1-4-4 (-1.569).

Elite C (Vadodara): Baroda 176/4 in 20 overs (Smit Patel 34, Vishnu Solanki 59 n.o., Abhimanyusingh Rajput 34) bt Gujarat 164/9 in 20 overs (Dhruv Raval 41, Axar Patel 36, Ninad Rathva 3/4). Baroda qualified.

Uttarakhand 167/8 in 20 overs (Jay Bista 92, Sourabh Majumdar 3/35) tied with Chhattisgarh 167/9 in 20 overs (Vishal Kushwah 37); Super Over: Chhattisgarh 15/1 in one over bt Uttarakhand 3/0 in one over.

Maharashtra 117/9 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 33, Rishi Dhawan 3/22) lost to Himachal 121/6 in 18.5 overs (Rishi Dhawan 61 n.o.).

Current standings: Baroda 5-5-0-20 (+1.465); Himachal 5-4-1-16 (+0.940); Gujarat 5-3-2-12 (+0.891); Uttarakhand 5-1-4-4 (-0.981); Maharashtra 5-1-4-4 (-1.169); Chhattisgarh 5-1-4-4 (-1.390).


After nearly three hours of fluctuating fortunes, Jharkhand has beaten Hyderabad in a Super Over thriller. Massive props to Anukul Roy, whose unbeaten 13-ball 28 resurrected Jharkhand's flagging chase before it was denied two off the final delivery, forcing a Super Over. Ishan Kishan and Roy, opening the innings for Jharkhand, racked up 23 off six deliveries (2, 6, 1, 6, 6, 2) which ultimately proved to be a winning target.


MATCH ENDS IN A TIE! We have a Super Over on our hands. Anukul Roy and Ishan Kishan set Hyderabad a target of 24. Roy struck a six before Ishan got stuck into the bowler, hammering two back-to-back sixes. Shahbaz Nadeem has successfully defended 24 off six deliveries to hand Jharkhand a thrilling win.

JHARKHAND 89/4 after 15 Overs: Ajay Goud seems to have broken the back of Jharkhand's chase with the wickets of Virat and Utkarsh Singh in the same over. Jharkhand have the experienced Saurabh Tiwary and K R Singh at the crease. The boundaries have dried up for Jharkhand. This has been a terrific fightback from Hyderabad.

JHARKHAND 68/1 after 10 Overs: Ishan Kishan holed out to Tanay Thyagarajan for a 19-ball 27. But his dismissal hasn't deterred Utkarsh Singh, who is growing in confidence as his innings progressed. He has struck four fours so far.

JHARKHAND 42/0 after 5 Overs: Ishan Kishan and Utkarsh have got Jharkhand off to a steady start. Kishan has struck three fours and a six to hurry off the blocks. At the other end, Utkarsh took his time before collecting two back-to-back boundaries off Ravi Teja.



End Innings: Hyderabad - 139/8 in 20.0 overs (C V Milind 16 off 5, Ajay Dev Goud 0 off 0)

End Innings: Uttar Pradesh - 132/8 in 20.0 overs (Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9 off 14, Aaqib Khan 2 off 2)

End Innings: Punjab - 183/3 in 20.0 overs (Anmolpreet Singh 6 off 4, Mandeep Singh 99 off 66)

End Innings: Assam - 148/5 in 20.0 overs (Rajjakuddin Ahmed 32 off 19, Erik Roy 7 off 12)

End Innings: Baroda - 176/4 in 20.0 overs (Vishnu Solanki 59 off 33, A Sheth 0 off 0)

End Innings: Maharashtra - 117/9 in 20.0 overs (R S Hangargekar 6 off 4, S S Bachhav 2 off 2)

End Innings: Railways - 133/9 in 20.0 overs (Yuvraj 4 off 2, Harsh Tyagi 8 off 9)

End Innings: Uttarakhand - 167/8 in 20.0 overs (Mayank Mishra 3 off 5, Iqbal Abdulla 8 off 5)


1-3 (Pragnay Reddy, 1.2 ov) ,2-3 (Tilak Varma, 1.5 ov) ,3-33 (Tanmay Agarwal, 7.3 ov) ,4-61 (B Sandeep, 11.5 ov) ,5-102 (Himalay Agarwal, 17.3 ov) ,6-108 (Buddhi Rahul, 17.5 ov) ,7-109 (Tanay Thyagarajan, 18.2 ov) ,8-133 (T Ravi Teja, 19.5 ov)

A commendable performance from the Jharkhand bowlers. They have restricted Hyderabad to 139. B Sandeep top-scored with 37 while Himalay Agarwal and Rahul Buddhi chipped with scores of 26 each. The last five overs yielded 57 runs. Jharkhand needs 140 to win.

HYDERABAD 82/4 after 15 Overs: Utkarsh got rid of Sandeep just as he was starting to switch gears. Jharkhand nowling has been disciplined throughout this innings. Buddhi Rahul and Himalay Agarwal need to change the tempo, merely going through the motions at the moment.

HYDERABAD 53/3 after 10 Overs: Bal Krishna helped Jharkhand continue to make inroads by removing captain Tanmay Agarwal. The big hits have started to come now for Hyderabad thanks to Sandeep, who has struck four fours so far. That said, Jharkhand still in the box seat.

HYDERABAD 23/2 after 5 Overs: Vivek Tiwari got rid of Pragnay Reddy and Tilak Verma in the space of three deliveries to give Jharkhand the upper hand in the Powerplay. Tanmay Agarwal and B Sandeep are at the crease for Hyderabad.


JHARKHAND XI: Virat Singh,Anukul Roy,Utkarsh Singh,Saurabh Tiwary,Shahbaz Nadeem,Vikash Singh,Vivek Tiwari,Bal Krishna,Ishan (C) (W),K R Singh,Kumar Sura

HYDERABAD XI: Buddhi Rahul,Tanay Thyagarajan,C V Milind,Tanmay Agarwal (C),B Sandeep,Himalay Agarwal,T Ravi Teja,Ctl Rakshann ,Tilak Varma,Pragnay Reddy (W),Ajay Dev Goud

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Uttar Pradesh vs Karnataka, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur
Punjab vs Tripura, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur - Tripura Won the Toss & elected to Field
Jammu and Kashmir vs Railways, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur - J & K Won the Toss & elected to Field
Jharkhand vs Hyderabad, Elite B Group, Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Jharkhand Won the Toss & elected to Field
Odisha vs Assam, Elite B Group, Jadavpur University Campus, Kolkata - Assam Won the Toss & elected to bat
Tamil Nadu vs Bengal, Elite B Group, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Himachal Pradesh vs Maharashtra, Elite C Group, Motibaug Cricket Stadium, Vadodara - Maharashtra Won the Toss & elected to bat
Chhattisgarh vs Uttarakhand, Elite C Group, Reliance Stadium, Vadodara - Chhattisgarh Won the Toss & elected to Field
Gujarat vs Baroda, Elite C Group - Gujarat Won the Toss & elected to Field


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Where to watch?

All Group E and Group B matches happening in Mumbai and Kolkata respectively will be broadcast across Star Sports Network.