Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Super League, Day 3 - Review

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Super League, Day 3 – Review

Karnataka sailed through to the semifinals whilst Baroda found a massive speed breaker.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Karnataka confirmed their birth in the semifinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament with yet another stupendous performance against Punjab. Jharkhand nearly got the better of Mumbai in their fixture in Surat, but the latter got over the finishing line in the final over. High-flying Baroda found speed-breakers against Maharashtra and faced a humiliating defeat, which impacted their net run rate big time.

Maharashtra batted first against Baroda and put up 165 runs on the board, losing just two wickets on a slow track. Azim Kazi, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Kedar Jadhav chipped in with crucial contributions for the team. A brilliant collective bowling performance from the Maharashtrian unit saw Baroda get bundled out for just 98 runs, gifting the former a massive 67-run win. With this defeat, Baroda find themselves in a tricky situation with a net run rate of -0.850.

Youngster Himanshu Rana had an outstanding outing for Haryana, who have been a bit too reliant on Harshal Patel with the bat on top. His half-century helped Haryana post 181 runs batting first, with Shivam Chauhan scoring 47 as well. Delhi never came close to the target as Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web around their batsmen. His 3/27 ensured Delhi got reduced to 151 runs in their 20 overs.

Karnataka race through to the semifinals

Karnataka confirmed their status in the final four of the tournament and their quest for yet another domestic trophy looks promising. Their win against Punjab on Sunday ensured the final group game against Mumbai doesn’t determine their future. Mandeep Singh and Gurkeerat Singh helped their side to a decent 163 runs batting first, but KL Rahul‘s outrageous knock saw Karnataka chase the total down with two overs remaining.

Kumar Deobrat contributed with the bat after a long time for Jharkhand as the side posted 171 runs batting first against Mumbai. Despite Prithvi Shaw scoring a half-century, a middle-order failure saw Mumbai struggle in the middle overs. Siddesh Lad and Sujit Nayak held their nerves towards the end, scored a few crucial boundaries and took the side home with five deliveries remaining.

Brief Scores

Super League, Group A

Haryana vs Delhi

Haryana: 181/6 in 20 overs (Himanshu Rana 59, Shivam Chauhan 47)

Delhi: 151/8 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 37; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/27)

Haryana won by 30 runs

Maharashtra vs Baroda

Maharashtra: 165/2 in 20 overs (Azim Kazi 48*, Kedar Jadhav 47, Ruturaj Gaikwad 47)

Baroda: 98 all out in 17.3 overs (Satyajeet Bachhav 2/5, Samad Fallah 2/12)

Maharashtra won by 67 runs

Super League, Group B

Jharkhand vs Mumbai

Jharkhand: 170/5 in 20 overs (Kumar Deobrat 58; Shubham Ranjane 2/17)

Mumbai: 171/5 in 19.1 overs (Prithvi Shaw 64; Sonu Singh 2/34)

Mumbai won by 5 wickets

Karnataka vs Punjab

Punjab: 163/6 in 20 overs (Mandeep Singh 76, Gurkeerat Singh 44; Ronit Moore 4/27)

Karnataka: 167/3 in 18 overs (KL Rahul 84*, Manish Pandey 33)

Karnataka won by 7 wickets