Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21: Day 3 – Matches Round-Up; Points Tables

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21: Day 3 – Matches Round-Up; Points Tables

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Tuesday (12th January) was the third day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21, where 18 teams participated in the nine different matches. While some matches were really close, including one final-ball finish, there were a few games where the teams dominated over their oppositions.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21: Day 3 – Matches Round-Up

Elite Group A

Tripura vs Jammu & Kashmir at Bengaluru – Jammu & Kashmir claimed an easy victory

Toss: Jammu & Kashmir won the toss and chose to field first

Apart from Sankar Paul (27) and Udiyan Bose (28), all other batters failed to reach the double-digit scores as Tripura lost their last eight wickets for just 21 runs. The right-arm medium pacer Aquib Nabi had the bowling figures of 2.1-0-10-3 as Tripura were all out for just 93 runs.

In reply, Jammu & Kashmir chased down that little target in 14.5 overs after losing three wickets. Opener Suryansh Raina scored 33 runs while Shubham Pundir and captain Parvez Rasool scored 21 not out and 19 not out respectively.

Brief Scores: Tripura – 93 in 18.1 overs (Udiyan Bose 28, Sankar Paul 27; Aquib Nabi 3/10); Jammu & Kashmir – 94/3 in 14.5 overs (Suryansh Raina 33, Shubham Pundir 21*; Manisankar Murasingh 2/19)

Result: Jammu & Kashmir won by 7 wickets

Karnataka vs Punjab at Bengaluru – Siddarth Kaul’s hat-trick and Prabhsimran Singh’s strong batting overpowered the defending champions

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Toss: Punjab won the toss and chose to field first

The defending champions Karnataka suffered a thrashing defeat against Punjab. Siddarth Kaul‘s 4-0-26-4, including a hat-trick, helped Punjab to restrict their opponents to 125/8 (20 overs) in the first innings. In the 17th over, Kaul dismissed Rohan Kadam (32), Aniruddha Joshi (7) and Abhimanyu Mithun (0) in three successive deliveries and recorded first hat-trick in this Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season. Apart from Rohan Kadam, all the other batsmen failed to reach the 20-run mark as Devdutt Padikkal was the second most run-scorer in that innings with 19 runs.

In reply, opener Prabhsimran Singh’s brilliant 89 not out off 52 balls (9 fours and 5 sixes) helped Punjab to claim a 9-wicket victory.

Brief Scores: Karnataka – 125/8 in 20 overs (Rohan Kadam 32, Devdutt Padikkal 19; Siddarth Kaul 4/26); Punjab – 127/1 in 14.4 overs (Prabhsimran Singh 89*, Abhishek Sharma 30; Krishnappa Gowtham 1/28)

Result: Punjab won by 9 wickets

Uttar Pradesh vs Railways at Bengaluru – Railways beat Uttar Pradesh easily

Toss: Railways won the toss and chose to field first

Though Karan Sharma and captain Priyam Garg started the day with 53 runs opening partnership in the first six overs, Uttar Pradesh only managed to score 133/9 (20 overs). Apart from opener Karan Sharma’s half-century (55), only Bhuvneshwar Kumar (24 not out) managed to reach the double-digit score in that innings. Suresh Raina only managed to score 6 runs after coming to bat at no.3.

In reply, the half-centuries from the opener Mrunal Devdhar (57) and no.3 batsman Shivam Chaudhary (56 not out) comfortably guided Railways to the 8-wicket victory. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/21) managed to pick up a wicket in that second innings while another wicket fell through the run-out.

Brief Scores: Uttar Pradesh – 133/9 in 20 overs (Karan Sharma 55, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 24*; Harsh Tyagi 2/17); Railways – 137/2 in 17.4 overs (Mrunal Devdhar 57, Shivam Chaudhary 56*; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/21)

Result: Railways won by 8 wickets

Elite Group B

Bengal vs Jharkhand at Kolkata – Bengal escaped through Vivek Singh’s century and Ishan Porel’s late wicket-taking

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Vivek Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

Toss: Bengal won the toss and chose to bat first

While openers Shreevats Goswami (27) and Vivek Singh provided a good start with 60 runs partnership, Vivek Singh continued his dominant batting till the end of the first innings and completed his maiden T20 century in 64 balls during the final over of that innings (13 fours and 3 sixes). It was the first century in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season. Though the other batsmen even failed to score more than 12 runs, Vivek’s batting was enough for his team.

After Bengal managed to score 161/6, they restricted Jharkhand to 145/9 (20 overs), once again thanks to the young pacer Ishan Porel. Porel took three wickets in his four overs quota.

Brief Scores: Bengal – 161/6 in 20 overs (Vivek Singh 100*, Shreevats Goswami 27; Monu Kumar 3/30); Jharkhand – 145/9 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 47, Utkarsh Singh 28; Ishan Porel 3/34)

Result: Bengal won by 16 runs

Odisha vs Hyderabad at Kolkata – Hyderabad managed a close victory

Toss: Odisha won the toss and chose to field first

Hyderabad captain and opening batsman Tanmay Agarwal (34) and Tilak Varma (44) played massive roles in the Odisha batting line-up as the side managed to score 153/8 (20 overs).

Though Hyderabad bowlers didn’t pick much wicket, their tight bowling helped them to secure the thrilling 6-run victory as Odisha managed to reply with 147/4. Though Govinda Poddar scored a half-century (50) and captain Subhranshu Senapati scored 43 not out, Odisha just failed to reach the target in 20 overs.

Brief Scores: Hyderabad –  153/8 in 20 overs (Tilak Varma 44, Tanmay Agarwal 34; Suryakant Pradhan 3/34); Odisha – 147/4 in 20 overs (Govinda Poddar 50, Subhranshu Senapati 43*; Chama Milind 2/24)

Result: Hyderabad won by 6 runs

Assam vs Tamil Nadu – Tamil Nadu thrashed Assam

Toss: Tamil Nadu won the toss and chose to field first

In the first innings, Assam batsmen deeply struggled as only Riyan Parag (24) and Rajjakuddin Ahmed (29 off 14 balls) managed to score 20+ runs.

After restricting their opponents to 126/7, Tamil Nadu openers chased down that target in 15 overs without losing any wicket. While C Hari Nishanth scored 47 not out off 40 balls, Narayan Jagadeesan scored 78 not out off 50 balls (8 fours and 3 sixes).

Brief Scores: Assam – 126/7 in 20 overs (Rajjakuddin Ahmed 29, Riyan Parag 24; Murugan Ashwin 2/16); Tamil Nadu – 128/0 in 15 overs (Narayan Jagadeesan 78*, C Hari Nishanth 47*)

Result: Tamil Nadu won by 10 wickets

Elite Group C

Baroda vs Himachal Pradesh at Vadodara – Opener Kedar Davdhar’s patience batting secured a close victory

Toss: Baroda won the toss and chose to field first

Only the opener Prashant Chopra scored 20+ runs as he scored 39 runs. Baroda bowlers Lukman Meriwala (3/13) and Babashafi Pathan (3/9) helped to bundle out Himachal Pradesh for just 109 runs.

Chasing down that target, Baroda were also losing their wickets at regular intervals. But the opener Kedar Devdhar’s patience 49 not out off 53 balls helped Baroda to win this match by 4 wickets with 6 balls remaining.

Brief Scores: Himachal Pradesh – 109 in 20 overs (Prashant Chopra 39, Amit Kumar 19; Babashafi Pathan 3/9); Baroda – 112/6 in 19 overs (Kedar Devdhar 49*, Abhimanyusingh Rajput 15; Vaibhav Arora 2/34)

Result: Baroda won by 4 wickets

Chhattisgarh vs Maharashtra at Vadodara – Kedar Jadhav and Naushad Shaikh became hero in Maharashtra’s final ball chase

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Kedar Jadhav (Image Credit: BCCI)

Toss: Chhattisgarh won the toss and chose to bat first

Openers Rishabh Tiwari and Shashank Chandrakar provided a good start with 89 runs opening partnership and also both the openers scored 44 runs. Then captain Harpreet Singh also scored quick-fire 42 runs off 21 balls (3 fours and 3 sixes) and it helped Chhattisgarh to score 192/5 (20 overs).

In reply, Maharashtra lost their both openers on 30 runs. But Kedar Jadhav and Naushad Shaikh batted strongly and chased down that big target on the final ball of the match. While Jadhav scored 84 not out off 45 balls (5 fours and 5 sixes), Shaikh scored 78 not out off 44 balls (10 fours and 2 sixes).

Brief Scores: Chhattisgarh – 192/5 in 20 overs (Rishabh Tiwari 44, Shashank Chandrakar 44; Manoj Ingale 2/43); Maharashtra – 196/2 in 20 overs (Kedar Jadhav 84*, Naushad Shaikh 78*; Veer Pratap Singh 1/23)

Result: Maharashtra won by 8 wickets.

Gujarat vs Uttarakhand at Vadodara – All-round Gujarat claimed big win

Toss: Uttarakhand won the toss and chose to field first

Opener Priyank Panchal (46) secured a solid start for Gujarat but they were once struggling on 92/5. But then middle-order batsmen Chirag Gandhi (38 not out 28 balls) and Ripal Patel (41 not out off 20 balls) massively helped Gujarat to score 172/5 (20 overs).

In reply, though openers Jay Bista and Karn Kaushal set up the 49 runs partnership for the first wicket and that too inside the powerplay, they ultimately managed to score 99/8 (20 overs). Piyush Chawla had the bowling figures of 4-0-12-3 while Arzan Nagwaswalla had the bowling figures of 4-0-19-2. Meanwhile, captain Axar Patel was very economical with the bowling figures of 4-0-7-1.

Brief Scores: Gujarat – 172/5 in 20 overs (Priyank Panchal 46, Ripal Patel 41*; Dikshanshu Negi 2/25); Uttarakhand – 99/8 in 20 overs (Jay Bista 26, Karn Kaushal 25; Piyush Chawla 3/12)

Result: Gujarat won by 73 runs

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21: Day 3 – Points Tables

Elite Group A

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Points Net Run Rate
Punjab 2 2 0 0 0 8 +1.329
Railways 2 2 0 0 0 8 +0.766
Karnataka 2 1 1 0 0 4 +0.125
Jammu & Kashmir 2 1 1 0 0 4 -0.305
Uttar Pradesh 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.795
Tripura 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.202

Elite Group B

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Points Net Run Rate
Tamil Nadu 2 2 0 0 0 8 +2.832
Bengal 2 2 0 0 0 8 +2.055
Assam 2 1 1 0 0 4 -1.018
Hyderabad 2 1 1 0 0 4 +0.100
Odisha 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.758
Jharkhand 2 0 2 0 0 0 -2.050

Elite Group C

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Points Net Run Rate
Gujarat 2 2 0 0 0 8 +2.550
Baroda 2 2 0 0 0 8 +0.379
Himachal 2 1 1 0 0 4 +0.563
Maharashtra 2 1 1 0 0 4 -0.625
Chhattisgarh 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.900
Uttarakhand 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.950