Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2017: Day 8 Round Up
by Arya Author
Published - Feb 5, 2017 8:01 pm | Updated - Feb 5, 2017 8:40 pm
As we approach the end of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Bengal remained unbeaten in the tournament with the 4th successive win on a trot, defeating Jharkhand in a close encounter by 5 wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata today. Bengal won the toss and put the visitors in. Jharkhand rode on useful contributions from Virat Singh and Saurabh Tiwary to post a more than competitive 177 at the end of their allotted 20 overs. Ashok Dinda was the star performer for Bengal finishing with impressive figures of 2/28 in 4 overs.
Shreevats Goswami scored a brilliant 81 as Bengal chased down the target with balls to spare. His 43 balls innings contained 9 fours and 2 hits over the fence. Varun Aaron was the pick of the Jharkhand bowlers finishing with figures of 4/41 in 4 overs. In another match today Vidarbha defeated Uttar Pradesh by 4 wickets with 11 balls remaining. Uttar Pradesh rode on a well crafted 61 by Eklavya Dwivedi and posted 169 on the board. Vidarbha chased down the target with relative ease as all the middle-order batsmen contributed to the team’s cause. Ambati Rayudu was the highest scorer with 37.
In the 3rd match today, Assam defeated Orissa by 6 wickets with 9 balls remaining in the East Zone Contest at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Amit Verma was brilliant with the ball finishing with impressive figures of 3/19 in his allotted 4 overs to keep Odisha under 150 in their 20 overs. Assam won the match at a canter riding on a useful half-century by Pallavkumar Das.
In the last match of the day, Rajasthan defeated Railways by 21 runs. Rajasthan posted a mammoth 184 on the board courtesy half-centuries from Mahipal Lomror and Dishant Yagnik. Jharkhand faltered in the chase despite their impressive start as they fell short by 21 runs. TM ul-Haq and Deepak Chahar was the chief destructors with a couple of wickets each.
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Bengal vs Jharkhand
Jharkhand 177/6 in 20 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 44*, Virat Singh 42, Ashok Dinda 2/28)
Bengal 178/5 in 19.1 overs (Shreevats Goswami 81, Varun Aaron 2/41)
Bengal won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Uttar Pradesh vs Vidarbha
Uttar Pradesh 169/4 in 20 overs (Eklavya Dwivedi 61, Shrikant Wagh 2/17)
Vidarbha 171/6 in 18.1 overs (Ambati Rayudu 37, Ankit Rajpoot 2/21)
Vidarbha won by 4 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Odisha vs Assam
Odisha 143/7 in 20 overs (Biplab Samantray 50, Amit Verma 3/19)
Assam 148/4 in 18.3 overs (Pallavkumar Das 51, Basant Mohanty 2/17)
Assam won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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Rajasthan vs Railways
Rajasthan 184/9 in 20 overs (Mahipal Lomror 65, Dishant Yagnik 60, Manjeet Singh 3/16)
Railways 163/5 in 20 overs (Saurabh Wakaskar 55, Deepak Chahar 2/31)
Rajasthan won by 21 runs