Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Highlights: Azharuddeen smashes 54-ball 137 to hand Kerala big win over Mumbai

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

Kerala batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen in action against Mumbai on Wednesda.   -  TWITTER/@BCCIDomestic

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Delhi Won by 6 Wickets

Meghalaya Won by 130 Runs

Haryana Won by 6 Wickets

Goa Won by 5 Wickets

Bihar Won by 8 Wickets

Chandigarh Won by 110 Runs

Nagaland Won by 9 Wickets

Kerala Won by 8 Wickets

Rajasthan Won by 10 runs

At the Holkar Stadium, Rahul Chahar picked up a five-for to hand Rajasthan a 10-run win over Madhya Pradesh.

Brief scores: Rajasthan 148 (M Lomror 51, A Lamba 32; A Khan 4/22) beat Madhya Pradesh 138/8 (P Sahani 74; R Chahar 5/14) by 10 runs

Brief scores: Mumbai 196/7 (A Tare 42, Y Jaiswal 40; K Asif 3/25, J Saxena 3/34) lost to Kerala 201/2 (M Azharuddeen 137 not out, R Uthappa 33; S Mulani 1/41) by eight wickets

Kerala  201/2 (15.5) beat Mumbai by eight wickets

Azharuddeen remains unbeaten on 137 off 54 balls to guide Kerala to victory against Mumbai, it's second loss in a row.

WICKET| Deshpande steals an edge off Sanju Samson (22, 12b, 4x4). Kerala 191/2.

Kerala 178/1 (13)

WICKET! Shams Mulani breaks the 129-run opening stand. Robin Uthappa (33, 23b, 4x4) misses the line of the delivery in an attempted reverse sweep.  Kerala 129/1 (9.3)

DID YOU KNOW: Azharuddeen didn't even have a fifty, leave alone a hundred, before this game. The right-hander wicketkeeper-batsman from Thalangara made his domestic cricket debut in the 2015-16 season against Goa but this lethal approach to T20 PowerPlay was never seen before.

Azharuddeen was born when India was playing New Zealand with Mohammad Azharuddin as captain in 1994. His elder brother was a fan. So the parents named the younger son after the stylish batsman,

Azharuddeen has lit up the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. This knock will clearly make him an IPL favourite; 89 off 31 balls.

FIFTY for Azharuddeen (50, 20 balls)


After 5 overs Kerala 65/0: If the name is Azharuddeen, you expect the batsman to score big. The 26-year-old from Kerala broke free in the second over, smashing Tushar Deshpande for two fours and a six to put Kerala on a pedestal. Robin Uthappa dealt with singles and rotated the strike smartly as the youngster dealt in boundaries.

Kerala hit seven fours and three sixes in the first 30 balls; definitely the favourite now unless Mumbai makes inroads.

After 20 overs, Mumbai 196/7: Despite the explosive show by Aditya Tare, Yashasvi Jaiswal, followed by Suryakumar Yadav and Shivam Dube, Kerala has managed to restrict Mumbai to 196/7.

Asif picked up three wickets in the last over to keep Mumbai below 200. The Mumbai batsmen hit 15 fours and 10 sixes with Tare being the top-scorer with 42.

Asif, with 9 dots, and figures of 3/25 was the pick of the Kerala bowlers besides off-spinner Jalaj Saxena who finished 3/34.

Update from Holkar Stadium in Indore: Rajasthan 148 all out against Madhya Pradesh

At the Holkar Stadium, Rajasthan has staged a recovery after early wickets. 141/8 (17.3 overs). Mahipal Lomror scored a 27-ball 51.

WICKET| Asif cleans up the dangerous Shivam Dube (26, 13b, 2x4, 2x6). Mumbai 194/6

WICKET| Asif picks up Sarfaraz (17, 9b, 1x4, 1x6) caught by Nidheesh.  Mumbai 194/4.

WICKET| Jalaj on a hat-trick, Surya (38, 19b, 4x4, 2x6) finds Vinod while trying to hit out. Mumbai 153/4

WICKET| Jalaj runs through Lad 21 (12), Mumbai 150/3

After 15 overs, Mumbai 149/2: Suryakumar has started using the crease to play the ramp shots. The scoop off Sreesanth for a maximum in the 15 over is perhaps the shot of the game. Sreesanth conceded three sixes to finish without a wicket for 47 off his four.

Mumbai hit 61 runs in the last five overs and the projected score is 190. Siddhesh Lad, who had not played a single game in IPL 2020, is breaking free; two sixes already in his short stay so far.

Suryakumar 38 (18)

S Lad 21 (11)

WICKET| Nidheesh dismisses Yashasvi (40, 32b, 4x4, 2x6) who finds Salman Nizar at deep.

After 10 overs, Mumbai 88/1: Yashasvi shifted gears in the sixth over to find 18 runs off Sreesanth's third. He hit two sixes and a four. Tare kept attacking from the other end to add 88 runs for the first wicket. Mumbai has already smashed nine boundaries and three sixes. Skipper Suryakumar Yadav, a star for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020, has walked out in the middle.

For Kerala, K.M. Asif has been impressive with his lengths, but Sreesanth bowled 10 dots despite leaking 30 in his three.

At the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh has tightened grip on Rajasthan 61/3 (8).

WICKET|Tare pulls Jalaj Saxena (42, 31b, 4x4, 1x6) to find Robin Uthappa at deep. Mumbai 88/1

After 5 overs, Mumbai 38/0: Mumbai off to a decent start after the horror show against Delhi. After a quiet IPL, Yashasvi Jaiswal is swinging the bat like a sword. He snatched two consecutive boundaries of Basil Thampi’s second over. Sreesanth, making a comeback after eight years, has looked good conceding just 12 off his two overs.

When Sreesanth played the World Cup in 2011, Yashasvi Jaiswal was a school kid.


Hi, this is Wriddhaayan and I am going to run you through the evening game, Kerala vs Mumbai, from Wankhede Stadium.

Elite D (Indore):

Saurashtra 233/7 in 20 overs (Avi Barot 93, Prerak Mankad 59, Arpit Vasavada 39, Darshan Nalkande 4/32) bt Vidarbha 154 in 17.2 overs (Jitesh Sharma 43, Chetan Sakariya 5/11, Prerak Mankad 4/48).

Services 160/7 in 20 overs (Ravi Chauhan 62, Rahul Singh 37) lost to Goa 163/5 in 19.4 overs (Aditya Kaushik 78, Amit Verma 42, Mohit Kumar 3/32).

Elite E (Mumbai):

Andhra 124/9 in 20 overs (Ashwin Hebbar 32, Pradeep Sangwan 3/33) lost to Delhi 128/4 in 17 overs (Anuj Rawat 33, Himmat Singh 32 n.o.).

Pondicherry 148/4 in 20 overs (Sheldon Jackson 82, Paras Dogra 32) lost to Haryana 149/4 in 19 overs (Himanshu Rana 58, Shivam Chauhan 45).

Plate (Chennai):

Meghalaya 230/6 in 20 overs (Yogesh Tiwari 53, Punit Bisht 146 n.o.) bt Mizoram 100/9 in 20 overs (K.B. Pawan 33, Aditya Singhania 4/15).

Sikkim 110/8 in 20 overs (Ashutosh Aman 4/18) lost to Bihar 111/2 in 19.1 overs (Mangal Mahrour 55, Shasheem Rathour 38).

Chandigarh 178/5 in 20 overs (Manan Vohra 39, Shivam Bhambri 56, Ankit Kaushik 38) bt Manipur 66/8 in 20 overs (Gurinder Singh 3/10).

Arunachal Pradesh 145/7 in 20 overs (Techi Doria 36, Rahul Dalal 31, Akhilesh Sahani 31) lost to Nagaland 149/1 in 15.5 overs (Chetan Bist 50 n.o., Shrikant Mundhe 69 n.o.).

An all-round performance from Delhi earns them their second consecutive win in SMAT 2021. The bowlers set the tone early in the day, with wickets at regular intervals restricting Andhra to a modest score of 124. In response, Delhi lost their openers cheaply but the 50-run partnership between Nitish Rana and Anuj Rawat followed by Himmat Singh's quickfire innings resigned Andhra to their second consecutive loss this season.

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-5 (Shikhar Dhawan, 1.1 ov) ,2-10 (Hiten Dalal, 1.6 ov), 4-88 (Nitish Rana, 13.5 ov)

DELHI 97/4 after 15 Overs: Anuj Rawat's quickfire innings came to an end after he was caught behind off Sasikanth. Nitish Rana and Himmat Singh took Delhi closer to a big win before Rana was run out for 27. Lalit Yadav has joined Singh.

DELHI 58/2 after 10 Overs: Nitish Rana and Anuj Rawat are now set and have started playing their shots. Apart from a two-over initial burst from Harishankar Reddy, there hasn't been a point in the day when Andhra's quick men have threatened to dismiss the batsmen. Delhi have crossed 50. Anuj has been the aggressor with six fours. Rana has struck two boundaries so far.

DELHI 28/2 after 5 Overs: M Harishankar Reddy nipped out the openers Shikhar Dhawan and Hiten Dalal early in the Powerplay. Dhawan was caught at first slip while Dalal chopped one onto his stumps. Andhra bowlers have their tails up at the moment. Nitish Rana will be the key for Delhi. He has wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat for company.



End Innings: Arunachal Pradesh - 145/7 in 20.0 overs (Nazeeb Saiyed 24 off 25, Tempol 1 off 1)

End Innings: Chandigarh - 178/5 in 20.0 overs (Gurinder Singh 6 off 1, Jaskaran Sohi 8 off 3)

End Innings: Andhra - 124/9 in 20.0 overs (Shoaib Mohammed Khan 13 off 6, Stephen 0 off 0)

End Innings: Pondicherry - 148/4 in 20.0 overs (M Viknesh 5 off 2, Sagar V Trivedi 7 off 11)

End Innings: Sikkim - 110/8 in 20.0 overs (Lee Yong Lepcha 3 off 3, RAJIV 0 off 0)

End Innings: Saurashtra - 233/7 in 20.0 overs (Parth Chauhan 19 off 9, J Unadkat 0 off 0)

End Innings: Services - 160/7 in 20.0 overs (Diwesh Gurdev Pathania 0 off 2, Mohit Kumar 1 off 1)

End Innings: Meghalaya - 230/6 in 20.0 overs (Punit Bisht 146 off 51, Lerry 1 off 3)


Ishant Sharma and Simarjeet Singh skittled Andhra's top-order before Lalit Yadav and Pawan Negi tightened the screws in the middle overs with economical spells. Andhra's innings comprised just seven fours and three sixes with Ishant (2 for 17), Simarjeet (2 for 21), Lalit (2 for 22) and Pradeep Sangwan (3 for 33) keeping the batsmen under check. Ashwin Hebbar top scored with 32. Delhi needs 125 to win.


FALL OF WICKETS: 1-10 (K S Bharat, 1.5 ov) ,2-11 (Ricky Bhui, 2.2 ov) ,3-15 (A T Rayudu, 3.4 ov), 4-36 (D B Prashanth Kumar, 10.2 ov) ,5-73 (M Dheeraj Kumar, 14.1 ov), 6-85 (Ashwin Hebbar, 16.2 ov) ,7-111 (K V Sasikanth, 18.4 ov)

ANDHRA 77/5 after 15 Overs: Andhra limped past 50, thanks to a brace of boundaries by Hebbar off Lalit Yadav. Dheeraj showed intent with two back-to-back sixes off Pawan Negi but the latter had the last laugh after his sharp catch off Yadav's bowling eventually sent Dheeraj packing. Delhi could've had another one but wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat failed to collect the ball cleanly with Hebbar still short of his crease.

ANDHRA 36/3 after 10 Overs: Pradeep Sangwan and Pawan Negi have done a good job of keeping a lid on the scoring. The boundaries have dried up for Andhra. Prashanth Kumar and Ashwin Hebbar need to get a move on.

ANDHRA 17/3 after 5 Overs: Andhra opener KS Bharat got a reprieve in the first over when Nitish Rana dropped a simple chance at first slip off Ishant Sharma's bowling. But Simarjeet Singh, sharing the new ball with Ishant, ensured Rana's drop didn't prove costly when he had Bharat caught behind in the second over. Ishant too got his name in the wickets column when he clean bowled Ricky Bhui with one that came back in after pitching. Andhra was dealt another blow after skipper Ambati Rayudu was castled by Simarjeet. Ishant Sharma: 3 Overs, 10 Runs and 1 Wicket. Simarjeet Singh: 2 Overs, 6 runs and 2 Wickets.

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

ANDHRA PLAYING XI: Ashwin Hebbar,Girinath Reddy,Ricky Bhui,Stephen,D B Prashanth Kumar,K S Bharat (W),A T Rayudu (C),K V Sasikanth,M Dheeraj Kumar,M Harishankar Reddy,Shoaib Mohammed Khan

TOSS UPDATE: Dhawan has won the toss and Delhi will field first.


Full Squads:

Delhi Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Hiten Dalal, Himmat Singh, Nitish Rana, Anuj Rawat(w), Lalit Yadav, Ayush Badoni, Pawan Negi, Pradeep Sangwan, Ishant Sharma, Simarjeet Singh, Pawan Suyal, Kshitiz Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Jonty Sidhu, Lakshay Thareja, Shivank Vashisht, Vaibhav Kandpal, Karan Dagar, Siddhant Sharma

Andhra Squad: Srikar Bharat(w), Prasanth Kumar, Ricky Bhui, Ashwin Hebbar, Ambati Rayudu(c), Naren Reddy, Girinath Reddy, Shoaib Md Khan, KV Sasikanth, Lalith Mohan, Cheepurapalli Stephen, Kranthi Kumar, Karthik Raman, S Ashish, Manish Golamaru, Dhruva Kumar Reddy, SK Ismail, Nitish Reddy


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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Today's T20 Matches

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

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

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

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

Nagaland vs Arunachal Pradesh, Plate Group, Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground, Chennai - Arunachal Pradesh Won the Toss & elected to bat

Bihar vs Sikkim, Plate Group, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground, Chennai - Sikkim Won the Toss & elected to bat

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

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

Mumbai vs Kerala, Elite E Group, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Madhya Pradesh vs Rajasthan, Elite D Group, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore


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Where to watch?

All Group E and Group B matches happening at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be broadcast across Star Sports Network.