Round-up: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, April 11
Panchal’s all-round performance helps Guj to victory
Baroda stay on top of the Group B points table in the lead up to the coveted domestic T20 trophy. PK Panchal took Gujarat to a convincing win over Uttar Pradesh, while bowlers helped Kerala to victory. Here are the highlights of Day 4 of the ongoing Super League of the T20 tournament:
Gujarat vs UPCA: PK Panchal starred in Gujarat's 34-run victory over UPCA. Opening the innings, Panchal scored 74 to power Gujarat to 187 for four and then returned to claim four wickets to bowl the team to a thumping victory. R Bhatt picked three wickets, while K Thakore, Jay Desai and Rohit Dahiya picked a wicket each to help bowl UP out for 150.
Baroda vs Rajasthan: Table-toppers of their group, Baroda cantered to a 10-wicket win against Rajasthan in the ongoing phase of the domestic T20 tournament. Electing to field first, Baroda bundled out Rajasthan for 103 with three balls remaining in the innings. R Arothre and Lukman Meriwala claimed three wickets each, while Hardik Pandya picked two. Krunal Pandya and Abhijit Karmabelkar chipped in with a wicket each as they sliced through the opposition line-up. Openers Kedar Devdhar and Aditya Waghmode then chased down the subpar total with 23 balls to spare. Devdhar remained not out on 45, while his opening partner was not out on 50.
Bengal vs Kerala: In a low-scoring game in Mumbai, Kerala posted a 19-wicket against Bengal. After the team from South was helped to 101 for eight, thanks to a 51 by Rohan Prem, the Manu Krishnan-led attack skittled Bengal out for 82. Defending the low total, Krishnan claimed four wickets, while P Prasanth and Rakesh KJ took two wickets each. Basil Thampy picked one wicket to help bowl Kerala to victory.
Round-up: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, April 10
UP beat Goa and lead Group A standings
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi posted victories on the third day of the ongoing domestic T20 tournament. Here are the highlights of Day 3 of the ongoing Super League of the T20 tournament:
Goa vs UPCA: A comprehensive 48-run win against Goa gave UPCA four points from their match. Earlier, asked to bat first, M Dagar’s half-century, followed by P Gupta’s 46 and E Dwivedi’s 43, helped UPCA to 186 for three. Chasing the total, Goa were held down to 138 for six by the Praveen Kumar-led attack to bowl UPCA to a victory. Praveen claimed two wickets, while AS Rajpoot, AG Murtaza , PP Gupta and AD Nath picked a wicket each.
Kerala vs Rajasthan: Rajasthan posted a three-wicket win against Kerala in the ongoing T20 tournament, in Mumbai. Earlier, Sanju Viswanadh powered Kerala to 172 for three with a 39-ball 68. Meanwhile, R Prem complemented that knock with his 33-ball 48. Defending the competitive score, Kerala dealt early blows to reduce Rajasthan to five for two. But Rajesh Bishnoi (75) and Naresh Ghelot (42) helped their team achieve the target with a ball to spare.
Bengal vs Delhi: Delhi won a low-scoring Group B match against Bengal by seven wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the T20 Super League for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Delhi outplayed Bengal to clinch victory with six balls to spare. After their bowlers put Delhi in a commanding position by restricting the opposition to 119, the batsmen attained the target comfortably. Mohit Sharma’s 41, and Yogesh Nagar’s 20 off 11 balls later in the innings, helped the team from North Zone reach the target.
Haryana vs Gujarat: Haryana beat defending champions Gujarat by six wickets at the SCA stadium on Wednesday.
Earlier, Gujarat made 146/7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Haryana started their chase with a solid opening wicket partnership. Captain Rahul Dewan (36, 42b, 2x4) and Avi Barot (56, 37b, 8x4, 1x6) put on 94 runs for the first wicket. Barot, who represented Gujarat last season, looked in fine touch as he helped Haryana register a convincing win.