Tamil Nadu recovered from a huge defeat to Karnataka to beat defending champion Mumbai by seven wickets, while Karnataka held off Jharkhand's challenge to win by 13 runs and Haryana won by four wickets.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: A 44-ball 76 from Virat Singh led Jharkhand's fightback in pursuit of 190, but eventually the team falls 13 runs short of the target. Karnataka had a scare at the death, but its bowlers help it secure a narrow win.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: Jharkhand move to 77 for two after 11 overs, requiring a further 113 runs from 54 balls. Anand Singh has been dismissed after getting well set and making a 39-ball 41, bringing captain Saurabh Tiwary to the middle to join Virat Singh, who's batting on 20. Jharkhand needs to accelerate to put itself in the hunt to chase down 190.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: Chasing 190 for victory, Jharkhand is 40 for one at the end of the powerplay. Utkarsh Singh is the batsman dismissed, with Anand Singh (21 not out) and Utkarsh Singh (5 not out) rebuilding the innings. Karnataka's left-arm orthodox spinner Jagadeesha Suchith has taken the only wicket to fall.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: Karnataka managed to score only 110 runs in 14 overs since the end of the powerplay. Jharkhand bowlers came back strongly after conceding 79 runs in the first six overs, with Sonu Singh the standout bowlers with figures of 4-0-28-3. For Karnataka, K.L. Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal put together 114 runs for the first wicket, but once Jharkhand got the first breakthrough, it was able to strangle the rest of the batting line-up.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: K.L. Rahul (23 not out, off 18 balls)) and Devdutt Padikkal (47 not out, off 19 balls) have put Karnataka in a strong position, taking it to 79 for no loss at the end of the powerplay.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: K.L. Rahul (14 not out) and Devdutt Padikkal (20 not out) have taken Karnataka to 42 for no loss after three overs. There's been four fours and two sixes so far. Utkarsh Singh (16), Monu Singh (13) and Varun Aaron (12) have bowled expensive first overs and it's not the ideal start for Jharkhand having elected to bowl first.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand: Jharkhand captain Saurabh Tiwary has won the toss and elected to field first. We are underway! K.L. Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal are the opening batsmen for Karnataka, Utkarsh Singh to begin proceedings for Jharkhand.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Nishaanth's unbeaten 44-ball 73 coupled with Siddarth's four-for powered Tamil Nadu to a seven-wicket win.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Mulani strikes again. 3rd wicket, this time the TN skipper Dinesh Karthik is adjudged lbw. TN 49/3 in 6 overs.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: It is Shams Mulani's day. 2 wickets in on over: removes shahrukh and aparajith. TN 35/2 in 4 overs.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Shahrukh Khan and Hari Nishaanth have got the run chase off to a flying start. Between them, the two have hit four fours and a six. TN 29/0 after 3 Overs.
Shams Mulani's 52-ball 73 has pushed Mumbai to 121/9 at the end of 20 overs. TN needs 122 to win.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Shams Mulani has taken the attack to TN. He is batting on 70 off 47 balls and is the only reason why Mumbai can entertain hopes of a total close to 140. Mumbai 112/7 after 17.3 Overs.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Dipak pings: Make that four wickets for Siddarth. Siddesh lad tries to work it on the leg side and the leading edge goes straight back to the bowler. Mumbai 64/5 in 11 overs
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Third wicket for Siddarth. Shreyas Iyer tries to go over the top. Leading edge caught at long off. Mumbai 57/4 in 9 overs.
M Siddarth strikes again. An arm ball to bowl Shaw, pings Dipak. Mumbai 44/3 in 7 Overs
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Prithvi Shaw showing his class. Takes Washington to the cleaners. 3x4 and a six from 2 overs of Washington. Mumbai 41/2 in 6 overs
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: Prithvi Shaw and Shams Mulani trying to repair the damage. Shaw is batting on 21 off 13 balls. Mumbai 28/2 after 5 Overs.
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: The other left-arm spinner M Siddarth strikes. Suryakumar Yadav bowled. Mumbai 2/2
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu: R Sai Kishore strikes. Aditya tare stumped. Good work by DK, pings Dipak. Surya Yadav joins Prithvi Shaw. Mumbai 1/1
Our man on the ground, S Dipak Ragav, pings: TN vs Mumbai being played at the CB Patel ground today. The wicket here seems more suitable to the spinners. Yesterday Delhi and Maharashtra spinners found bounce and turn, so did the likes of Rahul Tewatia today.
TOSS UPDATE: Mumbai will bat first against Tamil Nadu. It's a must win game for TN.
No such luck for Rajasthan as Haryana gets home with four wickets to spare. Next up, Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Are Haryana imploding? Mahipal Lomror gets Tewatia out to leave Haryana five down with 36 left to win. Can Rajasthan fight back? Haryana 89/5 after 11 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: There's the wicket Rajasthan was looking for: Patel falls for a 25-ball 41 as Chandra Pal Karan Singh bags the big fish. Haryana 86/4 after 10 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Rahul Chahar now gets a wicket against his name. He removes Rana even as Patel nears his fifty at the other end. Do we have a twist in the tale? Haryana 71/3 after 8.1 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Aniket Choudhary gets the second breakthrough for his team. Chauhan is out caught. Patel going strong at the other end. Himanshu Rana joins him. Haryana 64/2 and needs 60 to win.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Harshal Patel is taking the attack to Rajasthan. He has hammered three fours and two sixes to reach 27 off 15 balls. Haryana 46/1 after 5 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Khaleel Ahmed gets a much-needed breakthrough. He removes Bishnoi and Haryana, after a brisk start, have lost a wicket. Shivam Chauhan joins Patel. Haryana needs 92 to win. Haryana 32/1 after 4 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Bishnoi and Patel are off to a confident start. Patel's raced to 16 off eight balls riding on two sixes and one four. Bishnoi is batting on three. Haryana 20/0 after 2 Overs.
Rahul Tewatia's triple strikes (three for 18) restrict Rajasthan to a modest 123/7.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Ankit Lamba perishes after playing a lone hand. He falls for a 41-ball 38. Rajasthan are 98/6 with 12 balls left in the innings.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: More trouble for Rajasthan. Arjit Gupta and Chetan Bist fall off successive deliveries as Rajasthan loses half the side for less than 100. Rajasthan 86/5 after 16.3 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Ankit Lamba is batting on a run-a-ball 32. He has Arjit Gupta for company. How many more can Rajasthan make in the last five? They'll be eyeing 140? Rajasthan 76/3 after 15 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Ankit Lamba is slowly starting to switch gears. He has been around for a while now. But he is running out of partners. Rajesh Bishnoi falls to Tewatia. Rajasthan 60/3 after 12 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Harshal Patel cleans up Lomror to leave Rajasthan two down for 35. Rajasthan 35/2 after 7 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Ankit Lamba and Lomror have to rebuild from here. At the end of the Powerplay, Haryana has already used five bowlers including spinners Chahal and Mishra. Rajasthan 33/1 after 6 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Breakthrough for Haryana. Manendra Singh has been run out for 17. Captain Mahipal Lomror walks out to the middle. Rajasthan 23/1 after 5 Overs.
Rajasthan vs Haryana: Manendra Singh and Ankit Lamba are off to a steady start. Singh has struck two boundaries so far while Lamba is getting his eye in. Rajasthan 21/0 after 4 Overs.
TOSS: Rajasthan has won the toss and elected to bat.
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Here's how the Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu match panned out yesterday:
Defending champion Karnataka once again got the better of Tamil Nadu with an easy nine-wicket in the Super League match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Surat on Thursday.
Chasing 159, openers K.L. Rahul (69 n.o., 6x4, 2x6) and Devdutt Padikkal (36) set the stage on fire with a blistering opening partnership of 70 runs before skipper Manish Pandey (52 n.o., 33b, 5x4, 3x6) too joined the party as Karnataka chased it down with 3.4 overs to spare.
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In the powerplay, Rahul went after Sai Kishore hitting him inside out twice in an over before Padikkal slogged him over mid-wicket to bring the 50-run partnership in the fifth over. Padikkal then went after Vijay Shankar hitting him for two boundaries and a six to finish the powerplay overs with 66 on the board.
Once Padikkal was dismissed, Pandey picked up the baton as he celebrated being picked in the India team for ODIs and T20s with a classy knock. He put on an unbroken 91-run stand with Rahul for the second wicket to help chase down the total with ease.
Earlier, put in to bat, Dinesh Karthik led from the front to bail Tamil Nadu out from a poor start and help the side post a respectable score of 158/7 in 20 overs.
TN openers C. Hari Nishant and B. Aparajith struggled against a disciplined Karnataka bowling line-up and failed to get going with only 27 runs coming in the powerplay.
Once the openers departed, it was then left to Karthik to stage a recovery and the wicket-keeper batsman did just that as he and Washington Sundar added 76 runs for the third wicket partnership.
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Karthik looked aggressive right from the beginning as he went after leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal, hitting him for a six over mid-wicket and then a four through square leg to get his innings going.
In the next over from Gopal, Karthik picked up three more boundaries as he looked in fine touch to help TN post a big total. But just when things looked good, pacer Ronit More dismissed Karthik, who was caught at deep point for 43 (29b, 5x4, 1x6) in the 14th over.
In the very next over, Washington too was dismissed by spinner left-arm spinner J. Suchith as TN could only manage 13 runs for the loss of two wickets between the 14th and 16th over, which allowed Karnataka to restrict TN to a moderate total.
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