Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Murali Vijay powers TN to victory, Siraj's heroics in vain against Services

Murali Vijay's 74 off 47 balls lifted Tamil Nadu to a 3-wicket victory against Vidarbha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 2019.

Updated : Feb 28, 2019 17:43 IST

Unorthodox strokes are in vogue at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
Unorthodox strokes are in vogue at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Unorthodox strokes are in vogue at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar


5:15 pm: Ravichandran Ashwin is run out by Faiz Fazal off the penultimate ball of the 19th over, but Abhishek Tanwar and J. Kousik (41 off 35 balls) finish off the match with four balls to spare. Tamil Nadu beats Vidarbha by 3 wickets.

5:09 pm: Andhra Pradesh clinches a thriller by 3 runs against Jharkhand. Saurabh Tiwary's 54 seemed to have settled things for Jharkhand,but two run outs by K.S. Bharath and quick wickets by Y. Prithvi Raj at the toe end of the innings restricts Jharkhand for 176 runs.

5:06 pm: Murali Vijay is run out by Ganesh Satish while batting on 74 off 47 balls. The opening batsman has been the lone contributor in the chase with some assistance by J. Kousik (30 off 28 balls) down the order. Tamil Nadu needs 14 runs to win off last 2 overs.

5:03 pm: Mohammed Siraj's (4-20) efforts go in vain as Services batsman Vikas Hathwala (61 off 40 balls) hands Hyderabad a 4-wicket defeat.

4:57 pm: Mumbai beats Saurashtra by 8 runs. Shardul Thakur, with 3-30 and a run out, has wrecked Saurashtra's chase.


4:54 pm: Arpit Vasavada (36 off 27 balls) is the latest to fall for Saurashtra, which needs 9 runs to win 2 balls. 

4:51 pm: Jharkhand needs to score 24 runs off the final 12 balls against Andhra. Anukul Roy and half-centurion Saurabh Tiwary (54 off 32 balls) at the crease.

4:49 pm: R.A. Tripathi departs after a splendid 70 off 49 balls, run out by substitute fielder P.A. Kumar.

4:48 pm: Mohammed Siraj strikes! The Hyderabad pacer sends back Rahul Singh Gahlaut (19 off 18 balls). Services 120/5

4:45 pm: Murali Vijay completes his fifty in 34 balls (2x4, 3x6) to offer Tamil Nadu a lifeline in the chase of 142. TN needs 44 runs to win in 38 balls.

4:33 pm: Goa nowhere near the target it was set by Punjab. Felix Alemao and Krishna Das needs to score 92 runs in 20 balls with last two wickets remaining.  Could just be delaying the inevitable for Punjab.

4:31 pm: Vidarbha bowlers on fire! Akshay Karnewar cleans up N.S. Chaturved to have Tamil Nadu reeling at 52/5.

4:27 pm: Robbie goes down! Shardul Thakur runs out Uthappa, who was batting on 57 off 41 balls. This could be the twist Mumbai needed in this innings. Saurashtra needs 37 runs to win in 26 balls.

4:25 pm: Raju Gaikwad falls short of two runs of a fifty and his team's hundred in Meriwala's bowling. Nevertheless, Maharashtra is in a comfortable position to chase down 164 with 53 balls remaining and 52 runs to score.

4:22 pm: Girinath Reddy strikes for Andhra! He runs through the defence of Kumar Deobrat 27(16). Jharkhand 106/4; needs 74 runs to win in 54 balls.

4:19 pm: Robin Uthappa comes to Saurashtra's rescue among tumbling wickets as he reaches his fifty in 35 balls. Saurashtra needs 48 runs to win in 35 balls.


4:10 pm: Karnataka beats Odisha by 51 runs. Leg-spinner K.C. Cariappa (4-15) has been the chief destroyer among the Karnataka bowlers, with J. Suchith 2-27 and V. Koushik 3-8 playing their part perfectly.

4:05 pm: Chasing 144, Tamil Nadu loses three quick wickets to reeling at 31/3 in 5 overs. N. Jagadeesan is the new man in with Murali Vijay batting on 13 runs.

4:00 pm: Saurashtra in a fix against Mumbai! Chasing 148, the Ranji finalist loses opener Cheteshwar Pujara for 1 run and then loses three more wickets to be limping at 77/4 in 11 overs.

3:45 pm: Karnataka bowlers K.C. Cariappa, V. Koushik and J. Suchith dent Odisha's chase of 156 runs. Odisha needs 56 runs to win in 24 balls with two wickets in hand.

3:37 pm: Samarth Seth (66 not out) and Kshitiz Sharma 17 not out, hurry up to chase down 123 runs with 50 balls left in the innings to give Arunachal Pradesh 8-wicket win over Mizoram.

3:18 pm: Andhra recovers from the early wobble to post 179. Shahbaz Nadeem claims three wickets for Jharkhand.

3:16 pm: Atit Sheth's 11-ball 23 takes Baroda to 163 at the end of 20 overs.

3:03 pm: Mumbai ends on 147. Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw are the pick of the batsman with 36 each.


2:56 pm: Some late cameos take Punjab to 205/7 at the end of 20 overs. Manan Vohra top scores with a 48-ball 87 (8x4s, 7x6s).


2:43 pm: Baroda loses its fifth wicket for 123 runs in 15.4 overs. Veteran all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is batting on 15.

2:43 pm: An interesting end to Karnataka's innings. Rohan Kadam (89) leads his side to a challenging 155 to defend.


2:16 pm: Karnataka in tatters! Bipalab Samantaray and Pappu Roy with two wickets-a-piece reducing Karnataka to 98/6 in 15 overs. Amidst the chaos, however, opener Rohan Kadam stands tall and is batting on 61.

1:59 pm: Andhra is three down for 53 in 4.5 overs. Manyala Pranith is caught behind after smashing 43 of 17 balls.

1:55 pm: Prithvi Shaw departs after a flying start. Four fours and three sixes in his 17-ball 36 before being dismissed by Chetan Sakariya. Mumbai 48/1 in 5.3 overs.

1:52 pm: Manan Vohra and Shubman Gill get Punjab off to a flying start. Punjab 52/0 in 5 overs. Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh missing from Punjab's line-up for the second successive game.



1:45 pm: Sorry Karnataka fans. This commentator may have cost you Karun Nair as he departs for 10. Another in-form batsman in Manish Pandey walks in... Karnataka 76/2 in 9.3 overs

1:32 pm: Karnataka is 52/1 in 6.3 overs after being put in to bat by Odisha. Debabrata Pradhan removes Mayank Agarwal for just 10. The in-form Karun Nair has joined Rohan Kadam out in the middle.

1:26 pm: Vivek Kumar pulls off a stunning win for Bihar with a ball and a wicket to spare against Meghalaya! 

1:24 pm:

1:18 pm: Rajasthan fails to get over the line against Himachal falling nine runs short. Rajasthan's two set batsmen Robin Bist (34) and TN Dhillon (21) in the final over of the match. KD Singh is the pick of the bowlers for Himachal with two wickets for 26.

12:40 pm: Bengal beats Chhattisgarh by 26 runs. Sayan Ghosh (4 wickets) and Ashoke Dinda (2 wickets) break the back of Chhattisgarh's batting as it crumbles from 110/3 in 12.4 overs to 159/9 at the end of 20 overs.

12:30 pm: Tripura downs Cricket Association of Pondicherry by eight wickets.  Opener U.U. Bose top-scores with an unbeaten 72(54b) to help Tripura chase down Pondicherry's 102 runs in 17 overs and coast home with eight wickets remaining.

12:25 pm: Railways defeats Sikkim by nine wickets.  P.S. Singh scores an unbeaten half-century (53*) to guide Railways to a comfortable win in 13.1 overs. Prashant Gupta gave ample support to the opener with a quickfire 40 (27b) .

Source: BCCI

12:15 pm: Kerala completes 10-wicket win over Nagaland.  Openers Vishnu Vinod (53, 38b) and Rohan S. Kunnummal (51, 36b) remain unbeaten in a chase of 105. Kerala needs just 12.2 overs to achieve the target against a listless Nagaland.

12:10 pm: Haryana beats Assam by seven wickets. Set a target of 81 in a rain-curtailed 15 overs-a-side contest, Haryana completes chase with considerable ease. It crosses the finish line in 8.4 overs with the loss of just three wickets.

12:05 pm: J&K defeats Manipur by eight wickets.  Chasing 183, J& K achieves the target in 17.1 overs. Bandeep Singh(59 n.o.) and Shubham Singh Pundir stitch together an unbroken 88-run partnership for the third wicket to guide their team team with 17 balls to spare.

12:01 pm: Uttar Pradesh beats Team Utttarakhand by 118 runs. Team Uttarakhand is all out for 91 in 16.3 overs and slumps to a heavy defeat. Mayank Mishra is the last man to get out, clean bowled by Saurabh Kumar for his fifth wicket of the match.

11.49 am: Team Uttarakhand is on the verge of a heavy defeat, having lost its ninth wicket. Sunny is dismissed for a duck, by Saurabh Kumar, who has four wickets to his name. The target is 210. Meanwhile, J&K is on the verge of victory, it needs 34 more runs to win in five overs, with eight wickets in hand.

11.38 am: Himachal finishes its innings on 150, against Team Rajasthan. Ankush Bains is the top scorer, with 55 off 47 deliveries.

11.33 am: Chhattisgarh loses its second wicket, in its chase of 189 against Bengal. Shashank Chandrakar is dismissed for 14, in the sixth over, by Ishan Porel, who has claimed both the wickets to fall so far.

11.31 am: The contest between Pondicherry and Tripura is evenly poised. A referral for a run-out is turned down by the third umpire; Tripura is 55 for 1 in 10 overs, chasing 103.

11.29 am: Kerala is well on its way towards collecting four points. It needs another 22 runs to win, in 10 overs. Openers Vishnu Vinod (44, 32b, 4X4, 2X6) and Rohan S. Kunnummal (37, 28b, 6X4) have put on 82 so far.

11.25 am: Uttarakhand has suffered a top-order collapse, and the contest is slipping away from it. It's five down for 59 in the 10th over; Yash Dayal, Saurabh Kumar and Ankit Chaudhary have taken the wickets. it needs another 151 runs to win.

11.22 am: Assam finishes on 80 for 9 in its 15 overs (it's a rain-curtailed contest), and neighbour Meghalaya, on 124 for 8 in its 20 overs.

11.06 am: J&K is off to a rapid start in its chase of 183. It's 51 for 0 after five overs; Jatin Wadhwan has raced to 27, off 13 deliveries. Shubham Khajuriya has given him good support. Meanwhile, Assam is stumbling in Cuttack — it's eight down in the 15th over. It's 69 for 8 with the dismissal of Abu Nechim Ahmed for a golden duck.


11.05 am: Himachal has made a good recovery, reaching the 100-mark in the 15th over. Meghalaya, on the other hand, is struggling at 78 for 6 after 15 overs.

10.59 am: Sikkim crosses the 100-mark, doesn't go much further. It finishes its innings on 109 for 5. Milind, the opener, top scored with 54.

10.54 am: Staring at a huge total, Uttarakhand falls further under pressure as Rajat Bhatia, the captain, is dismissed in the second over. Uttarakhand is 3 for 1, chasing 210 for victory.

10.47 am: In Indore, Sikkim is 90 for 3 in 17 overs. Milind is batting on 43, but he has a strike-rate of less than 100. All eyes on him now; can he accelerate towards the end?

10.43 am: Assam, Himachal and Meghalaya have all lost early wickets in their respective innings. Meghalaya also has a slow run-rate of 4.4 to go along with damage suffered — it's four down in 10 overs. Assam is also four down, against Haryana, in the 10th over. Himachal hasn't fared much better — it's 53 for 3 in 10 overs against Team Rajasthan.

10.40 am: Bengal finishes its innings at 188 for 4, Vivek Singh adding fireworks towards the business end of the innings. He scores an unbeaten 30 (18b, 3X4, 1X6).

10.37 am: Nagaland does not fare much better than Pondicherry, finishing its innings at 103 for 8. Opener Rohit top scores with 49; Paras, the No. 7, is the next highest scorer, with 16. The wickets have been shared around — Nidheesh M. D. taking three wickets, and Basil Thampi and Vinoop Sheela Manoharan taking two each.

10.35 am: Pondicherry reaches the 100-mark, for the loss of seven wickets, in the final over of the innings. It finishes at 102 for 9, Rana Dutta having claimed four wickets.

10.34 am: Mulapadu witnesses the first individual century of the day. Mayank Raghav reaches the landmark and is out soon after. He is dismissed lbw by Rasikh Salam, for 103 (66b, 11X4, 5X6). Manipur finishes its innings at 182 for 6, against J&K.

10.27 am: Twenty overs are up for Uttar Pradesh, and it's posted a formidable total. It finishes at 209 for 6. Uttarakhand has a mountain to climb for its fifth win in the tourney.


10.23 am: Abhimanyu Easwaran, the opener, is dismissed, and Bengal is four down now. He goes for 59, off 41 deliveries, dismissed by Shivendra Singh. With Manoj Tiwari also out, two new batsmen in the middle have the responsibility of a late assault. Bengal is 155 for 4 in the 18th over.

10.19 am: Assam's opening partnership is broken via a run-out. Rishav Das is run-out by H. J. Rana. Assam 16 for 1 in the third over, against Haryana.

10.15 am: Pondicherry loses four quick wickets. Is it the domino effect? Fabid Ahmed, M. Viknesh, Rohit D. and P. Thamaraikannan are all dismissed. Rana Dutta and S. S. Majumder are the wreckers-in-chief. Pondicherry 90 for 6 in the 17th over.


10.12 am: Manipur reaches the 150 team total, for the loss one wicket, in the 16th over. Mayank Raghav, the opener, is 11 away from a century. Yashpal Singh, the No. 3, has a half-century — he is batting on 51, off 33 deliveries.

10.11 am: Rohit D. reaches his half-century, playing for Pondicherry, off 52 deliveries. It's 84 for 3 after 15 overs bowled.

10.09 am: At the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Haryana has chosen to field, against Assam. Assam scores eight runs off the first over.

10.07 am: Fabid Ahmed is dismissed, and Pondicherry is three down now. It's 79 for 3 against Tripura.

10.02 am: In Mulapadu, Nagaland is five down now, against Kerala, Basil Thampi with the wicket of Abrar Kazi. Thampi has two, while, Nidheesh M. D. has three wickets so far.

10.00 am: Uttarakhand gets the big fish — captain Suresh Raina. He is dismissed for 5 (off six deliveries). UP 146 for 2 in the 16th over.

9.59 am: Bengal has crossed the 100-mark, in the 12th over. It's 102 for 2.

9.56 am: UP has also lost its first wicket — after his blitzkrieg, Aksh Deep Nath is dismissed for 70, lbw by Rajat Bhatia. Samarth Singh, has taken on the mantle, having already crossed the half-century mark. He is batting on 60, off 41 deliveries, having hit six fours and two sixes.

9.55 am: Pondicherry has lost its second wicket, P. K. Dogra is dismissed by S. S. Majumder. Pondicherry is 70 for 2 in the 12th over.

9.51 am: At the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat, Himachal has chosen to bat, against Team Rajasthan.

9.50 am: At the Emerald Heights International School Ground in Indore, Sikkim is 35 for 0 in the fifth over, against Railways.

9.47 am: Meanwhile, at the CB Patel Ground in Surat, Meghalaya has chosen to bat, against Bihar.

9.45 am: At DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack, Bengal, after having been put in to bat by Chhattisgarh, has lost two wickets — of Shreevats Goswami and Wriddhiman Saha. It's 75 for 2 after nine overs bowled.

9.42 am: At the Chukkapalli Pitchaiah Cricket Ground in Mulapadu, Manipur has made a positive start to its innings against J&K. Opener Mayank Raghav is batting on 64, off 33 deliveries, having hit eight fours and four sixes. The only wicket to have fallen is that of fellow opener P. Prafullomani, who scored 3 (off 10 deliveries). After nine overs, it's 92 for 1.

9.40 am: It's Aksh Deep Nath who is responsible for much of the carnage by Uttar Pradesh. He's raced to 67 off 39 deliveries, having struck 10 fours and a six. UP has crossed 100 — it's 102 for no loss after 11 overs.

9.38 am: Meanwhile, also at Palam, New Delhi, Pondicherry has made a relatively slow start to its innings, against Tripura, after having been put in to bat. It's 45 for 1 in eight overs.

9.34 am: A bright start for Uttar Pradesh and Kerala. UP is racing along in its innings against Team Uttarakhand — it's 86 for no loss in nine overs at Palam, New Delhi — while Kerala has reduced Nagaland to 24 for 4 at the Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground in Mulapadu.



1. Pondicherry vs Tripura


Pondicherry: Rohit D (C), M Viknesh, Akshay Jain, Satish Jangir , S Karthik (W), PRATIK, P Thamaraikannan, Pankaj Singh, Thalaivan Sargunam, Fabid Ahmed, P K Dogra.

Tripura: Rana Datta, M B Mura Singh (C), N N Sen Choudhury, S S Majumder, Saurabh Das, U U Bose, J R Banik (W), S M Singha, Pratyush Singh, Kamal Das, Ninad Kadam.

2. Team Uttarakhand vs Uttar Pradesh


Team Uttarakhand: Mayank Mishra , Sunny , Vaibhav , Raturi , Shivam Khurana (W), Vijay Sharma , Rohit Dangwal , Himanshu Bisht, Rajat Bhatia (C), Saurabh Rawat, Karanveer Kaushal.

Uttar Pradesh: Priyam Garg, Ankit Choudhary, Aksh Deep Nath (C), Ankit Rajpoot, Suresh Raina, Samarth Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Rinku Singh, Upendra Yadav (W), Yash Dayal, Zeeshan Ansari.

3. Kerala vs Nagaland


Kerala: Midhun S, Basil Thampi, K B Arun Karthick, Sachin Baby (C), Warrier, Vishnu Vinod, Mohammed Azharuddeen (W), Nidheesh M D, Vinoop Sheela Manoharan, Rohan S Kunnummal, Salman Nizar.

Nagaland: Mughavi, Nitesh, Paras, ROHIT, Pawan K B (W), R Jonathan (C), Abrar Kazi, Pawan Suyal, Sedezhalie, Tahmeed, Imliwati.

4. J&K vs Manipur


J&K: Rasikh Salam, Shubham Khajuria (C), Shubham Singh Pundir, NAWAZUL MUNIER (W), Bandeep Singh, Waseem Raza, Jatin Wadhwan, Mujtaba Yousuf, Sharukh Ahmad Dar, Owais Shah, Manzoor Dar

Manipur: Bishworjit, Tenyson, Bonny Chingangbam, Homendro (C), Shah (W), P Prafullomani, Mayank Raghav , Ajay Singh, Hrithik Kanojia, Yashpal Singh, Priyojit K.

5. Chhattisgarh vs Bengal


Chhattisgarh: Shubham Singh, Harpreet Singh Bhatia (C), Rishabh Tiwari, Aishwary Marya, Lavin Ian Coster (W), Shakeeb Ahmed, Shashank Chandrakar, Abhuday Kant Singh, Shivendra Singh, Vishal Singh , Amandeep Khare.

Bengal: A R Easwaran, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Manoj Tiwary (C), Wriddhiman Saha (W), Ashoke Dinda, Shreevats Goswami, Vivek Singh, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz, Ayan.

6. Railways vs Sikkim


Railways: Amit Chopra, Anureet Singh (C), Amit Mishra, Ashish Yadav, Prashant Awasthi, Manjeet Chaudhary, Prashant Gupta, Mrunal Devdhar, P S Singh, Amit Paunikar (W), Harsh Tyagi.

Sikkim: Palzor, Amosh Rai, Bibek, Rinzing, Ishwar Chaudhary, Milind, B B Sharma, Lee Yong Lepcha, Nilesh Lamichaney (C), Ashish Thapa, Karma (W).

7. Assam vs Haryana


Assam: Abu Nechim Ahmed, Jitumoni Kalita, Amit Sinha (C), Riyan Parag, Arup Das , Pallav Kumar Das, Pritam Das, Rishav Das, Sibsankar Roy, Wasiqur Rahman (W), Rajjakuddin Ahmed.

Haryana: N R Saini (W), A H Hooda, G A Singh, J J Yadav, R K Tewatia, A R Mishra (C), Arun Chaprana, Pramod Chandila, H J Rana, S P Kumar, Y R Sharma.

8. Meghalaya vs Bihar


Meghalaya: A Singhania, Lerry, Gurinder Singh, Punit Bisht (C) (W), Yogesh Nagar, R R Biswa, Rajesh S, Amiangshu Sen, Swarajeet Das, Akash Kumar, Abhay Negi.

Bihar: Punit Malik, Vishal Das, Prashant Kumar Singh, Mahrour, ASFAHAN KHAN (W), Samar Quadri, Ashutosh Aman (C), Babul Kumar, Vivek, Piyush Kumar Singh, Keshav Kumar.

9. Himachal vs Team Rajasthan


Himachal: Ankit Rajan Maini, A K Bains (C) (W), M J Dagar, A S Jamwal, R R Dhawan, K D Singh, N R Gangta, P S Chopra, S L Verma, E C Sen, N A Sharma.

Team Rajasthan: Aditya N Garhwal, M K Lomror (C), M N Singh, S K K Ahmed, R D Chahar, Robin Bist, A V Choudhary, Chetan Bist (W), D L Chahar, Rm Bishnoi, T N Dhillon.


T20 extravaganza continues into Day Six from venues across India, for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. On Wednesday, Mumbai and Team Uttarakhand were defeated for the first time in the competition, by Railways and Maharashtra respectively.

Prashant Chopra and Vinay Kumar starred in victories for Himachal and Karnataka, respectively. Among close contests, Uttar Pradesh secured a one-run victory over Services, successfully defending a modest total of 137.

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