Baroda lost to Kerala but reached final for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Haryana beat UP, while Delhi beat Rajasthan on the last day of the league phase. Here are the highlights of Day 5 of the ongoing Super League of the T20 tournament:
Haryana vs UPCA: UP posted a six-wicket win over Haryana to strengthen their position at the top the group table. Chasing 179 in Rajkot, UP opener PS Gupta powered his team to victory with a 102 not-out. Earlier, Ravi Dewan’s 46, at the top of the order, helped set the tone of the innings. Although the middle order returned without a substantial contribution, the lower-middle order batsmen, including R Dalal (24*) and S Rathi (10), took the team to 178 for eight.
Baroda vs Kerala: Although Baroda’s winning streak was halted by Kerala, the team from West Zone confirmed a berth in the final on the basis of their net run-rate. The team from South Zone beat Baroda by 22 runs in the Group B match of the T20 Super League for the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in Mumbai in their quest to claim a berth in the final. After setting the opposition a 153-run target, thanks to a late blitzkrieg by Raiphi Gomez (42* off 19 balls), Kerala bowlers restricted Baroda to 130 for eight. Click here for the full report.
DDCA vs Rajasthan: Delhi beat Rajasthan by seven wickets on the last day of the league phase. Kshitiz Sharma’s 42-ball 57 helped Delhi to 144 for four after Rajasthan were asked to bat first. For Delhi, Javed Khan and Yogesh Nagar claimed four and three wickets respectively to bowl their team to a comprehensive win.