Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Highlights: Sheldon Jackson smashes 49-ball 100 as Puducherry scripts historical win

Get the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy live score, updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season, with Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, Saurashtra and Andhra Pradesh among the teams in action.

Ambati Rayudu's 21-ball 50 led Andhra Pradesh past 200 against Pondicherry.   -  K.V.S. Giri

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AP 226/4 (20) lost to 228/6 (19.2 overs) PUDGoa 125 (18.4) lost to 214/5 (20) SAU

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HIGHLIGHTS | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Sheldon Jackson ton powers Puducherry to record chase against Andhra

It has been a miraculous day at the Wankhede Stadium, two epic chases by Kerala and Puducherry to mark an excellent day for domestic T20 cricket.

Puducherry 228/6 after 19.2 overs: SHELDON JACKSON has done it in style! A six to bring up his hundred of just 49 balls and a boundary off the next ball to complete the highest run-chase in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy history!

Puducherry 218/6 after 19 overs: This is going right down to the wire! 8 to win off the final over! Sheldon Jackson is on strike, unbeaten on 96 off just 48 balls!

Puducherry 205/6 after 18 overs: Puducherry crosses 200. Jackson has moved into the 90s. Stephen picked up a wicket of Viknesh but Jackson has made the most of the final two balls to smash a six and a boundary to reduce the pressure. The chase is entirely pinned on him.

Puducherry 194/5 after 17 overs: 33 need off 18 for Puducherry to win. Andhra manages to slip in another quiet over. Jackson is missing out on a partner who can go for the big hits.

Puducherry 188/5 after 16 overs: A quiet over for Pondicherry as the side loses another wicket. Stephen returns and picks up Marimuthu and Jackson who is on 80* is losing partners at the other end. Clearly, Jackson's match to win from now.

Puducherry 184/4 after 15 overs: This has been a miraculous turnaround, just what we had asked post the Powerplay. Sheldon Jackson and his partner Paras Dogra has brought this match Pondicherry's way in remarkable fashion. 43 needed of 30 balls now! This could break the afternoon's record-breaking chase of Kerala against Delhi.

Puducherry 171/3 after 14 overs: Breathtaking strokeplay from Sheldon Jackson! His brute partner Paras Dogra was unlucky to have dismissed after a shot straight down the ground, a sure-shot six was denied by a stunning catch by Hebbar. But, Jackson has maintained his charm at the other end, launching onto every loose ball coming his way.

Puducherry 143/2 after 12 overs: A 17-ball half-century for Paras Dogra! 2 fours and six whopping sixes to his name. Some serious hitting here and Andhra is having a taste of its own medicine here.

Puducherry 116/2 after 10 overs: Paras Dogra has latched onto Ashwin Hebbar!! Four sixes from the over with Dogra launching three massive ones and Jackson following suit.The chase is very well on now, folks.

Puducherry 90/2 after 9 overs: WHAT A TURNAROUND! Just as we expected a little something from the Dogra-Jackson pair, they have delivered. 44 runs have come in the last three overs and this has just provided the momentum for them.

Puducherry 46/2 after 6 overs: It has been a dull start for Puducherry with both openers failing to light up the scoreboard. Skipper Rohit was the first to be dismissed for 9 while his partner Karthik survived to make 23. Puducherry's experienced campaigners Sheldon Jackson and Paras Dogra. Can the duo script a miraculous comeback, much alike how Andhra reinvented itself post the Powerplay in its innings?

Puducherry 21/0 after 3 overs: The openers have opted for a cautious start much alike the Andhra batsmen. Surely, they would want to accelerate more in the remaining three overs of field restrictions. Skipper Rohit is yet to make a mark while Karthik has opted to go for the boundaries.

Puducherry 4/0 after 1 over: Stephen's inswing deliveries has cramped the Pondicherry batsmen. Rohit tried to step on the pedal off the first ball but is kept quite by Stephen's accurate and probing line.

Pondicherry batsmen walks to the crease for a mammoth chase. Captain Rohit D and S Karthik are out at the middle. Stephen opens the bowling for Andhra.

Brief Score: Andhra 226/4 Rayudu 62*, Bharat 62, Udeshi 2/33 in 20 overs

FOW: 1-107 (Ashwin Hebbar, 10.4 ov), 2-109 (Srikar Bharat, 11.1 ov), 3-146 (Ricky Bhui, 14.2 ov), 4-217 (Prasanth Kumar, 19.2 ov)

Meanwhile it was carnage in Indore as well with Saurashtra's Avi Barot continuing his fine form after a 93 agains Vidarbha in the previous game with a stellar 122 off just 53 balls, powering his side to 214/5 in 20 overs.

Brief Score: Saurashtra 215/4 - Barot 122, Vyas 41, Dinda 2/32 in 20 overs

Andhra 226/4 after 20 overs:
What a finish this has been. Skipper Ambati Rayudu has led from the front after a stellar 107-run opening partnership by Bharat and Hebbar.  This is now the highest score in the Group E fixtures held in Mumbai this season. Puducherry was off to a brilliant start in the Powerplay, conceding only 36 in the process. Since then, it has been an altogether different kind of assault from the Andhra batsmen.

Andhra 213/3 after 19 overs: Ambati Rayudu brings up a 21-ball 50.  Andhra flies past 200 with ease.  His partner Prashant has taken the attack from ball one as well, racing to 28 off 13 balls.

Andhra 180/3 after 17 overs: A vintage Rayudu is on display! He has taken the attack to Pankaj Singh, steps out and launches two masterful sixes.

Andhra 164/2 after 16 overs: Prasanth Kumar has smoked Ashith Sanganakkal for two brilliant boundaries - one a cracking slice over deep point for six off a full delivery and it is followed by a shot-arm jab for four through mid-wicket.

Andhra 148/2 after 15 overs: Rayudu continues the attack even as Bhui has fallen in his attempt to raise the bar. Pondicherry struggling to stop the run flow as Andhra can eye 200 from this position.  Ricky Bhui c Fabid Ahmed b Udeshi 13

Andhra 132/2 after 13 overs: Skipper Rayudu and Ricki Bhui are continuing the assault. Rayudu has hit two cracking strokes to fetch 10 runs while Bhui pummels a four of the final ball of the over.

Andhra 117/2 after 12 overs: Bharat follows Hebbar in similar fashion. He takes on Vignesh for a shot down the ground and fails to attract the desired power and is caught comfortably at long-off. His knock has put Andhra in the driver's seat tonight. Srikar Bharat c Fabid Ahmed b Vignesh 62

Andhra 109/1 after 11 overs: Sagar Udeshi returns to the attack and manages to keep Hebbar quite for a while before he holes out to the long-off fielder. Hebbar's stay has come to an end after playing second fiddle to Bharat Ashwin Hebbar c Dogra b Udeshi 45

Andhra 101/0 after 10 overs: The batsmen have not spared any one since the PP. The Puducherry skipper Rohit has been smacked for two sixes and a boundary, giving away another 19 runs in the process. Pondicherry has completely lost the plot.

Andhra 82/0 after 9 overs: KS Bharat is flapping his wings here! A poor from Sagar Trivedi is treated with disdain as Bharat smashes consecutive sixes off him to fetch a 19-run over. Pondicherry is letting it slip away after controlling the runs well in the Powerplay. It's been poor bowling ever since.

Andhra 63/0 after 8 overs: Bharat and Hebbar have not flinched after a poor start. They have opened up the attack and has hit three sixes off the last two overs

Andhra 36/0 after 6 overs: Andhra is off to a lull. The Puducherry bowlers have cut down the runs and has forced the openers to deal in singles.

Andhra 33/0 after 5 overs: Spinner Sagar Udeshi bowled well and foxed Ashwin Hebbar with a brilliant delivery. Hebbar stepped out and missed the ball and the keeper Karthik seemed to have stumped the right-hander. The third-umpire has declared it to be not out. A controversial decision being made there.

Andhra 22/0 after 4 overs: Pankaj Singh and Ashith Sanganakkal have bowled two overs apiece and have kept the Andhra openers quiet so far in the Powerplay.

Andhra 3/0 after 1 over: A fine start from Pankaj Singh with the ball. Keeps the ball up and attacks the stumps.

Match Underway - Andhra openers Ashwin Hebbar and K S Bharat are at the crease. Pankaj Singh opens the bowling for Puducherry.

Toss: Andhra vs Puducherry - Puducherry won the Toss & elected to Field

Puducherry XI: Ashith ,Rohit D (C),Sagar P Udeshi,M Viknesh,S Karthik,Pankaj Singh,Fabid Ahmed,Sheldon Jackson (W),P K Dogra,Sagar V Trivedi,Vignesh Kannan

Andhra XI: Ashwin Hebbar,Kranthi Kumar,Ricky Bhui,Stephen,D B Prashanth Kumar,K S Bharat (W),A T Rayudu (C),K V Sasikanth,M Dheeraj Kumar,M Harishankar Reddy, S K Ismail


Toss: Goa vs Saurashtra - Goa have won the toss and elected to bowl

Goa XI: Deepraj Gaonkar,Lakshay A Garg,Snehal Kauthankar,Suyash S Prabhudessai,Ashoke Dinda,Darshan Misal,Amit Verma (C),Malik Sirur,KD Eknath (W),Aditya Kaushik,Vaibhav Govekar

Saurashtra XI: A A Barot,A V Vasavada (W),Chirag Jani,D A Jadeja,Prerak Mankad,Samarth Vyas,J Unadkat (C),H Desai ,Parth Chauhan,Chetan Sakariya,Vishvarajsinh Jadeja


6:30 PM: Welcome to the evening session of Friday's SMAT 2021 action!


Pondicherry vs Andhra - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Goa vs Saurashtra - Holkar Stadium, Indore (Only toss, score updates)

Toss updates up by 6:45 pm




Kerala Won by 6 Wickets

Madhya Pradesh Won by 21 Runs

Manipur Won by 45 Runs

Rajasthan Won by 6 Wickets

Chandigarh Won by 89 Runs

Nagaland Won by 100 Runs

Haryana Won by 8 Wickets

Bihar Won by 6 Wickets

Elite D (Indore):

Madhya Pradesh 136/9 in 20 overs (Rajat Patidar 50, Rakesh Thakur 32, Yash Thakur 3/25) bt Vidarbha 115/9 in 20 overs (Avesh Khan 5/17).

Services 133/9 in 20 overs (Lakhan Singh 44, Ravi Bishnoi 4/15) lost to Rajasthan 134/4 in 17.3 overs (Ankit Lamba 51, Rajesh Bishnoi 45).

Elite E (Mumbai):

Delhi 212/4 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 77, Lalit Yadav 52 n.o.) lost to Kerala 218/4 in 19 overs (Robin Uthappa 91, Vishnu Vinod 71 n.o.).

Mumbai 143 in 19.3 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 35, Sarfaraz Khan 30, Atharva Ankolekar 37, Arun Chaprana 3/22, Jayant Yadav 4/22) lost to Haryana 144/2 in 17.4 overs (Himanshu Rana 75 n.o., Shivam Chauhan 43 n.o.).

Plate (Chennai):

Meghalaya 89/9 in 20 overs (Anuj Raj 3/15) lost to Bihar 92/4 in 16 overs (Shasheem Rathour 33, Sakibul Gani 31 n.o.).

Chandigarh 200/3 in 20 overs (Manan Vohra 85, Shivam Bhambri 62, Ankit Kaushik 36 n.o.) bt Mizoram 111/6 in 20 overs (Gaurav Gambhir 3/11).

Nagaland 176/4 in 20 overs (Rongsen Jonathan 56, Shrikant Mundhe 54, Stuart Binny 30) bt Sikkim 76 in 14.2 overs (Anureet Singh 41, Khrievitso Kense 3/27).

Manipur 149/8 in 20 overs (Akhilesh Sahani 3/30, Techi Doria 3/29) bt Arunachal Pradesh 104 in 19.4 overs.


Robin Uthappa and Vishnu Vinod have made light work of a commanding chase. Uthappa's 95 and Vinod's unbeaten 71 denied Delhi its third consecutive win of the tournament. Kerala lost two quick wickets but counterattacked through Uthappa and Sachin Baby. Baby couldn't convert his start and fell for 22. However, that didn't deter the spirits of Sanju Samson's men, who rode on a century stand between Uthappa and Vishnu Vinod to get over the line with an over to spare.


FALL OF WICKETS: 1-1 (Mohammed Azharuddeen, 0.3 ov), 2-30 (Sanju Samson, 3.3 ov), 3-71 (Sachin Baby, 7.3 ov), 4-204 (Robin, 17.5 ov)

Kerala 168/3 in 15 Overs: Vishnu Vinod got stuck into Pawan Negi, playing two delightful switch-hits for six. Uthappa slammed a 34-ball 50 to put the pressure back on Delhi. Ishant Sharma clean bowled Vinod but off a no-ball, further compounding problems for the Dhawan-led side.

Kerala 95/3 in 10 Overs: Sachin Baby and Robin Uthappa's counterattack kept the good vibes flowing for Kerala. But just as the partnership was starting to grow, all-rounder Lalit Yadav caught Baby off his own bowling. Uthappa hasn't given up yet. He is nearing his 50 and made his intent clear with two back-to-back sixes off Pawan Negi. Uthappa has Vishnu Vinod for company.

Kerala 46/2 after 5 Overs: Ishant Sharma struck with the third ball of his first over to get rid of opener Azharuddeen. Pradeepo Sangwan then removed skipper Sanju Samson to leave Kerala reeling in the Powerplay. The onus will be on Robin Uthappa and Sachin Baby to make a contest out of this.



End Innings: Delhi - 212/4 in 20.0 overs (Lalit Yadav 52 off 25, Anuj Rawat 27 off 10)

End Innings: Chandigarh - 200/3 in 20.0 overs (Jaskaran Sohi 10 off 7, A K Kaushik 36 off 18)

End Innings: Meghalaya - 89/9 in 20.0 overs (Akash Kumar 4 off 9, Kilco R Marak 3 off 3)

End Innings: Services - 133/9 in 20.0 overs (Mohit Kumar 11 off 16, Varun Choudhary 6 off 9)

End Innings: Nagaland - 176/4 in 20.0 overs (Zhimomi 21 off 21, Hem 0 off 0)

End Innings: Manipur - 149/8 in 20.0 overs (Kishan 22 off 12, Ajay Singh 4 off 4)

End Innings: Mumbai - 143/10 in 19.3 overs (Akash P 8 off 9, Arjun Tendulkar 0 off 0)

End Innings: Madhya Pradesh - 136/9 in 20.0 overs (Mihir Hirwani 1 off 1, Rishabh Chouhan 15 off 10)

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-34 (Hiten Dalal, 3.5 ov) ,2-74 (Himmat Singh, 7.4 ov), 3-105 (Nitish Rana, 11.3 ov), 4-156 (Shikhar Dhawan, 16.1 ov)

Shikhar Dhawan's quickfire 77 and Lalit Yadav's 25-ball 52 have powered Delhi to a commanding 212/4 at the end of 20 Overs. For Kerala, Sreesanth picked two for 46. Kerala need 213 to win.

Delhi 146/3 in 15 Overs: Sreesanth got his first wicket of the match with the dismissal of Nitish Rana. Meanwhile, Dhawan has reached his 50 off 33 balls. The Delhi skipper is changing gears as his team eyes a big finish. He has Lalit Yadav for company. The all-rounder collected two back-to-back boundaries off Thampi in the 15th over. The wheels are starting to come off Kerala's bowling.

Delhi 97/2 in 10 Overs: Himmat Singh falls for 15-ball 26. Nitish Rana joins Shikhar Dhawan. Delhi have lost two wickets but they've a set Dhawan and an in-form Rana in the middle. They will eye that 200-run mark, surely. Kerala need to make further inroads and fast.

Delhi 45/1 in 5 Overs: Dhawan and Dalal have got Delhi off to a brisk start. Dhawan got stuck into Jalaj Saxena in the third over, collecting a four and a six off the Kerala spinner. Kerala got their first breakthrough after K.M. Asif had Dalal caught. Meanwhile, Dhawan is getting into his groove.

DELHI: Himmat Singh,Nitish Rana,Pawan Negi,Shikhar Dhawan (C),Ishant Sharma,Pradeep Sangwan,Hiten Dalal,Ayush Badoni,Anuj Rawat (W),Simarjeet Singh,Lalit Yadav

KERALA: Midhun S,SREESANTH,Sanju Samson (C) (W),Robin,Jalaj Saxena,Basil Thampi,Sachin Baby,Vishnu Vinod,Asif K M,Mohammed Azharuddeen,Salman Nizar

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Umpires: Rajesh Singh Timaney , Yeshwant Barde

Referee: Sanjai

Arjun Tendulkar debuts for Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy  

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Today's T20 Matches

Services vs Rajasthan, Elite D Group, Emerald High School Ground, Indore - Services Won the Toss & elected to bat

Vidarbha vs Madhya Pradesh, Elite D Group, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore - Vidarbha Won the Toss & elected to Field

Mumbai vs Haryana, Elite E Group, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai - Mumbai Won the Toss & elected to bat

Delhi vs Kerala, Elite E Group, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Kerala Won the Toss & elected to Field

Manipur vs Arunachal Pradesh, Plate Group, TI Cycles Ground, Murugappa, Chennai - Manipur Won the Toss & elected to bat

Nagaland vs Sikkim, Plate Group, Guru Nanak College Ground, Chennai - Sikkim Won the Toss & elected to Field

Chandigarh vs Mizoram, Plate Group, Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground, Chennai - Chandigarh Won the Toss & elected to bat

Meghalaya vs Bihar, Plate Group - Bihar Won the Toss & elected to Field

Puducherry vs Andhra, Elite E Group, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Goa vs Saurashtra, Elite D Group, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore


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.