Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Highlights: Kishan, Virat fifties set up 54-run win for Jharkhand

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Ishan Kishan-led Jharkhand has one win from three games it has played so far.   -  TWITTER

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ODISHA  128 all out (17.5 overs)     vs   182/4 (20 overs)    JHARKHAND


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Result: An excellent show from skipper Ishan Kishan and his deputy Virat Singh set up Jharkhand's innings. With a 183-run target up its sleeve, Odisha openers set up the chase quite well but wickets began to tumble after Gourav Choudhary's run out. The chase went down the spiral as Jharkhand's Bal Krishna broke the middle-order as Odisha eventually bundled for a paltry 128 in nearly 18 overs for its fourth loss on the trot.

Jharkhand 182/4 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 67, Ishan Kishan 60) beat Odisha 128 all out in 20 overs (Gourav Choudhary 36, Govinda Poddar 28, Bal Krishna 4/21)

Odisha 128 all out after 17.5 overs: Nadeem picks up two to seal the win.
A resounding 54-run win for Ishan Kishan and Co. as Odisha has squandered the chase after a receiving a desirable start.

Odisha 127/8 after 17 overs: Monu Kumar on a hat-trick. He cleans up Walter Topo and Roul off successive deliveries of the last two balls of the over. Jharkhand has well and truly sealed this affair.  Walter Toppo b Monu Kumar 8 , Sunil Roul lbw b Monu Kumar 0

Odisha 123/6 after 16 overs: Suryakant Pradhan tries to attack and he is marginally successful in fetching a six and a boundary of the 16th over. Bal Krishna with his excellent figures of 4/21 had snapped Senapati in the 14th over. The target seems out of reach for Odisha from here on.

Odisha 95/5 after 13 overs: What a fielder, Anukul Roy is! He is a livewire at in the inner-circle. Nadeem forces the batsmen to rotate strike with singles and Ankit Yadav attempts one by gliding it down to square leg. Roy lunges onto it quickly and hits the stumps on the full as Yadav hoped to make it back to the crease. Yadav misses out by a few inches and Odisha has lost half its side now.  Ankit Yadav run out (Roy) 2

Odisha 90/4 after 12 overs: Odisha has completely lost the plot since Gaurav's dismissal. Rajesh Dhuper and Subhranshu Senapati  attempt to revive the innings but Dhuper has been cleaned up by Bal Krishna who picks his third wicket of the night.  Rajesh Dhuper b Bal Krishna 13 (10b 0x4 1x6)

Odisha 69/3 after 9 overs: And all of a sudden, Odisha finds itself in troubled waters. Bal Krishna has snapped Biplab Samantray and opener Govinda Poddar in quick succession and Odisha has squandered its fine start. Anukul Roy, who has sizzled as a sub fielder for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, completes a brilliant diving catch at short third-man to dismiss Poddar!   Biplab Samantray c Vikash Vishal b Bal Krishna 0 , Govinda Poddar c Roy b Bal Krishna 28 (27b 4x4 0x6)

Odisha 65/1 after 8 overs: Just when Odisha was setting up well for the middle-overs, an ugly mix-up between the openers at the middle has cost them a wicket. Gaurav Chaudhary has to go after playing setting up this run-chase for his side.  Gourav Choudhury run out (Vikash Vishal/Nadeem) 36 (23b 5x4 1x6)

Odisha 51/0 after 6 overs: 50 up for Odisha and the openers have set up the chase quite well. They have not attempted any rash shots and has cashed in on the loose deliveries.

Odisha 43/0 after 5 overs: A poor return from Monu Kumar. The lack of extra pace puts the short ball as a juicy opportunity for scoring for the batsmen and Odisha has pummeled three boundaries in the over.

Odisha 30/0 after 4 overs: Kishan brings on his experienced bowlers Nadeem and Anukul Roy to restrict the attack in the Powerplay. They give just 11 runs as the Odisha batsmen take a cautious approach.

Odisha 19/0 after 2 overs: Choudhary snaps a massive six over mid-wicket off Vivek Tiwari and ends the over with a delightful lofted cover drive. Odisha making the move for an aggressive start.

Odisha 6/0 after 1 over: Monu Singh has kept it simple as he attacks the stumps. Choudhary goes for a cross-batted heave to find a boundary as Odisha makes six of the first over.

Chase underway...  Odisha openers Gaurav Choudhary and Govinda Poddar stride to the crease. Monu Kumar opens the attack for Jharkhand.

Brief Scores: Jharkhand 182/4 - Virat 67, Kishan 60, Tarani Sa 2/37

Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Ishan Kishan, 8.4 ov), 2-95 (Vikash Vishal, 11.5 ov), 3-126 (Saurabh Tiwary, 15.6 ov), 4-171 (Virat Singh, 19.3 ov)


Jharkhand 182/4 after 20 overs: Virat fails to provide the finish as he is adjudged lbw. Anukul Roy comes in and whacks a six with Deobrat hitting a boundary of the final ball. 

Jharkhand 169/3 after 19 overs: A hattrick of boundaries from Virat! He started the 19th over in style with successive boundaries and the onus will be on him to provide an impactful finish.

Jharkhand 156/3 after 18 overs: Virat continues the boundary-blitz! Tarani Sa who has bowled tight lines has been taken apart by him with three delectable boundaries. A good opportunity now for the side to target 190 and above.

Jharkhand 141/3 after 17 overs: Virat Singh has stepped up, finally! Roul's disastrous night continues as the Jharkhand vice-captain has racked up three boundaries.

Jharkhand 126/3 after 16 overs: Another poor over in Jharkhand's perspective. Tiwary tries for reverse sweep and has found himself struck straight on the pads. Ankit Yadav gets his first wicket as the batting side is falling apart after an excellent start.  Saurabh Tiwary lbw b Yadav 17

Jharkhand 118/2 after 15 overs: This has been a confused approach from Jharkhand. There are no demons in the pitch and the Odisha bowlers have not done something special to restrict the runs. Tiwary and Virat have not attempt to accelerate as we move into the death overs.

Jharkhand 96/2 after 12 overs: Jharkhand fails to raise the run flow after Kishan's dismissal. His opening partner was reeling and failed to get going and eventually holed out to a drab shot. Odisha is slowly dragging back into the game. Jharkhand will pin its hopes on Virat Singh and the experience Sourabh Tiwary to take the innings further.  Vikash Vishal c Senapati b Tarani Sa 21

Jharkhand 78/1 after 9 overs: Pappu Roy has got the big fish! Kishan tries for the slog sweep to the farther end of the ground and has found the man at midwicket. A blistering knock has come to an end.  Ishan Kishan c Yadav b Pappu Roy 60

Jharkhand 74/0 after 8 overs: After a quiet seventh over, Kishan has taken the assault to Ankit Yadav. He hits two beautiful sixes - consecutive biggies with one flying over midwicket and the next one sailing over covers.

Jharkhand 54/0 after 6 overs: An excellent over from Tarani Sa, puts the chain on Kishan in the final over of the Powerplay and gives away only four singles.

Jharkhand 50/0 after 5 overs: Ishan Kishan has finally arrive at the tournament, a tad late for his team's chances but the elegant batsman has blitzed three boundaries off a hapless Sunil Roul. 50 up for Jharkhand!

Jharkhand 37/0 after 4 overs: Kishan and Vishal have launched onto Govinda Poddar with three boundaries. The spinner has bowled predictive lengths and the left-handed pair has cashed in on the opportunity.

Jharkhand 24/0 after 3 overs: A comparatively better over from Pradhan as he has kept Kishan and Vishal quiet. He keeps the ball fuller and straighter unlike his first over.

Jharkhand 16/0 after 2 overs: Kishan has found his groove and has hit two boundaries off Sunil Roul. Poor bowling here up-front from Odisha.

Jharkhand 7/0 after 1 over: Ishan Kishan has failed to capitalise on some loose length deliveries from Pradhan. Vishal receives the strike for the final delivery and hits a crunching cut through point.

Jharkhand openers Ishan Kishan and Vikash Vishal at the crease. Odisha paceman Suryakant Pradhan with the new ball.

Match Underway...

Toss: Jharkhand won the Toss and chose to Bat


Jharkhand XI: Virat Singh,Anukul Roy,Utkarsh Singh,Saurabh Tiwary,Shahbaz Nadeem,Kumar Deobrat,Monu,Vivek Tiwari,V Vishal,Bal Krishna,Ishan (C) (WK)

Odisha XI: Tarani Sa, Gaurav Choudhary,Govinda Poddar,Sunil Kumar Roul,Biplab Samantaray (C),Suryakant Pradhan,Ankit Yadav,Walter Toppo,Subhransu Senapati,Pappu Roy,Rajesh Dhuper (W)


6:27 pm - Welcome to the evening session for the day. Jharkhand takes on Odisha at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the Elite Group A fixture. Both teams will be stepping out for a matter of pride as their qualification chances for the knockout have practically ended.  Toss updates will be up at 6:45 pm. Stay tuned.

Here's how the teams have fared so far:

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: Points table, Team standings - Mumbai knocked out after three losses  


Assam Won by 13 Runs

Gujarat Won by 8 Wickets

Karnataka Won by 2 Wickets

Tamil Nadu Won by 7 Wickets

Baroda Won by 60 Runs

Himachal Won by 10 Wickets

Uttar Pradesh Won by 9 Wickets

Punjab Won by 10 Wickets

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: Points table, Team standings - Mumbai knocked out after three losses  

Elite A (Bengaluru):

Tripura 122/6 in 20 overs (Milind Kumar 48) lost to Uttar Pradesh 123/1 in 13.1 overs (Karan Sharma 68 n.o., Suresh Raina 36 n.o.).

Railways 152/5 in 20 overs (Pratham Singh 41, Shivam Chaudhary 48, Harsh Tyagi 33 n.o.) lost to Karnataka 158/8 in 19.4 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 37, Aniruddha Joshi 64 n.o., Pradeep Poojar 3/19, Dhrushant Soni 3/28).

Jammu & Kashmir 139/8 in 20 overs (Shubham Pundir 42, Siddarth Kaul 4/33) lost to Punjab 140/0 in 14.3 overs (Abhishek Sharma 59 n.o., Prabhsimran Singh 73 n.o..).

Elite B (Kolkata):

Hyderabad 152/7 in 20 overs (Pragnay Reddy 30, B. Sandeep 41) lost to Tamil Nadu 155/3 in 19.3 overs (N. Jagadeesan 78 n.o., Dinesh Karthik 40 n.o.).

Assam 157/5 in 20 overs (Denish Das 34, Riyan Parag 77 n.o.) bt Bengal 144/8 in 20 overs (Anustup Majumdar 48 n.o., Manoj Tiwary 33, Pritam Das 3/27).

Elite C (Vadodara):

Uttarakhand 128/6 in 20 overs (Jay Bista 30, Pankaj Jaiswal 4/15) lost to Himachal 130/0 in 15.4 overs (Abhimanyu Rana 72 n.o., Prashant Chopra 54 n.o.).

Baroda 158/4 in 20 overs (Kedar Devdhar 99 n.o.) bt Maharashtra 98 in 16.5 overs (Naushad Shaikh 32, Atit Sheth 4/17, Ninad Rathva 3/21).

Chhattisgarh 63/3 in 5 overs lost to Gujarat 64/2 in 3.4 overs (Ripal Patel 32). Match restricted to five-overs-a-side due to wet outfield.


It needed a remarkable effort from the bowling unit and the performances by Assam were of high quality. Needing 158 to win, Bengal were on course when Manoj Tiwary and Anustup Majumdar were at the crease. But Tiwary's dismissal triggered a mini-collapse which saw the host slip from 103/3 to 142/8 as Assam won by 13 runs. Massive props to Parag as well, who picked two wickets after scoring an unbeaten 54-ball 77.

Bengal 112/3 after 15 Overs: Tiwary and Majumdar added 64 for the third wicket before Riyan Parag removed Tiwary for a 22-ball 33. Majumdar has Shahbaz Ahmed for company. Bengal is still the favourites, but that wicket of Tiwary has perhaps given Assam a ray of hope.

Bengal 80/2 after 10 Overs: Tiwary has joined forces with Majumdar to help steady Bengal's innings after two quick wickets. Assam bowlers have been wayward in line and length, conceding runs far too easily at the moment. Bengal needs 78 to win.

Bengal 41/2 after 5 Overs: Vivek and Goswami got the host off the block in a hurry. The two hit seven boundaries between them inside the first four overs and. They were threatening to take the game away from Assam when Mukhtar Hussain had Goswami caught behind. Shortly after, Vivek holed out off Riyan Parag's bowling, bringing the experienced Manoj Tiwary to the crease. He has Anustup Majumdar for company.



End Innings: Hyderabad - 152/7 in 20.0 overs (C V Milind 24 off 11, Tanay Thyagarajan 16 off 6)

End Innings: Baroda - 158/4 in 20.0 overs (Kedar Devdhar 99 off 71, A Sheth 0 off 1)

End Innings: Assam - 157/5 in 20.0 overs (Erik Roy 19 off 12, Riyan Parag 77 off 54)

End Innings: J & K 139/8 in 20.0 Overs (Auqib Nabi 12 off 18, Abid Mushtaq 5 off 3)

End Innings: Railways - 152/5 in 20.0 overs (Pradeep Poojar 2 off 2, Harsh Tyagi 33 off 16)

End Of Over 20 - Uttarakhand 128/6 IQBAL ABDULLA 16(11) Himanshu Bisht 11(8)

End Innings: Tripura - 122/6 in 20.0 overs (D B Debbarma 14 off 13, Sankar Paul 5 off 5)

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-1 (Rishav Das, 0.4 ov) ,2-22 (Pallav Kumar Das, 2.3 ov) ,3-98 (Denish Das, 13.5 ov) ,4-99 (Rajjakuddin Ahmed, 14.2 ov) ,5-110 (Saahil Jain, 16.1 ov)

Assam rode on skipper Riyan Parag's unbeaten 54-ball 77 to reach 157/5 at the end of 20 Ovesr. Bengal's bowlers were largely disciplined even through the wicketless spells during the middle overs but lost their way at the death, with Ishan Porel being hammered for 16 in the 18th over. Porel picked two for 34.

Assam 100/4 after 15 Overs: Shahbaz Ahmed broke the big third-wicket partnership by getting rid of Denish Das. Writtick Chatterjee then removed Rajjakuddin Ahmed for a duck in the next over. Assam have kept the scoreboard ticking but the boundaries have largely dried up. Parag holds the key here.

Assam 69/2 after 10 Overs: Riyan Parag and Denish Das have carried Assam past the 50-run mark in 6.2 Overs. Parag has looked good so far while Das, after an initial struggle, is starting to open up. Bengal relying on the pace-spin combination of Mukesh, Shahbaz Ahmed and Prayas Ray Barman between overs 5-10.

Assam 41/2 after 5 Overs: Ishan Porel clean bowled opener Rishav Das with one that came back in after pitching. At the other end, Pallav Das struck a flurry of boundaries against Akash Deep before becoming Porel's second victim, for 20. Riyan Parag, in at No.4, has made his intentions clear from the outset, collecting a six and a four off spinner Shahbaz Ahmed.

ASSAM: Mukhtar Hussain,Riyan Parag (C),Saahil Jain,Pallav Kumar Das,Pritam Das,Rishav Das,Erik Roy (W),Mrinmoy Dutta,Rajjakuddin Ahmed,Rahul Singh,Denish Das

BENGAL: Akash Deep ,Manoj Tiwary,Anustup Majumdar (C),Shreevats Goswami (W),Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee,Vivek Singh,Mukesh Kumar,Ishan Porel,Shahbaz,Suvankar Bal,Prayas Ray Barman



Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Today's T20 Matches

Jammu and Kashmir vs Punjab, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur - Punjab Won the Toss & elected to Field

Railways vs Karnataka, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur - Railways Won the Toss & elected to bat

Uttar Pradesh vs Tripura, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur - Uttar Pradesh Won the Toss & elected to Field

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

Tamil Nadu vs Hyderabad, Elite B Group, Jadavpur University Campus, Kolkata - Hyderabad Won the Toss & elected to bat

Gujarat vs Chhattisgarh, Elite C Group, TBD, TBD

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

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

Odisha vs Jharkhand, Elite B Group, Eden Gardens, Kolkata


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

Where to watch?

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