Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2021: Day 8 – Mumbai’s losing streak, Uday Kaul's return to T20s, Santha Moorthy's record and more stats

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2021: Day 8 – Mumbai’s losing streak, Uday Kaul’s return to T20s, Santha Moorthy’s record and more stats

Here are the statistical highlights from the 10 matches played on Sunday in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21.

Uday Kaul
Uday Kaul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai hogged the limelight on Sunday in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2020-21 who suffered their 4th defeat in succession. The Mumbai team went down against Pondicherry after collapsing to just 94 runs. Their defeat against Haryana on Friday confirmed their exit and now are on the verge of finishing without a win. Haryana got the better of Delhi later in the evening to continue their winning streak in Group E. Rajasthan, in Group D, lost to Goa and registered their first defeat after three successive wins.

Here are the statistical highlights from the 10 matches played on Sunday in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21:

2/8Shivam Dube conceded only eight runs in the four overs he bowled in the game against Pondicherry. These are the joint 2nd fewest runs conceded by any player for Mumbai in a Twenty20 game while bowling four overs. Iqbal Abdulla took a 4-wicket haul conceding only 7 runs against Saurashtra in 2010 while Dhawal Kulkarni also conceded only 8 runs against Saurashtra in 2014.

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4 – Mumbai has lost all the four matches they played in this Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. This is only the 2nd instance of Mumbai losing four or more consecutive matches in the Twenty20 format.

They lost all the four games played in the 2012-13 season and did lose their last match of 2011-12 season and the 2013-14 season opener extending their losing spree to six matches.


11y 84d – Uday Kaul made his comeback to Twenty20 format on Sunday by representing Chandigarh which was his first T20 appearance since the 2009-10 season for Punjab. His gap of 11 years and 84 days is by far the longest between two T20 games for any Indian. Amit Parashar held the record previously as he had not played a T20 for 9 years and 14 days between October 2010 and November 2019.


41y 129d – Santha Moorthy of Pondicherry registered bowling figures of 5/20 in the game against Mumbai. The pacer was 41 years and 129 days old on Sunday which makes him the oldest player to bag a 5-wicket haul in Twenty20 format. The previous oldest player to bag a T20 fifer was Kenute Tulloch of Cayman Islands at the age of 41 years and 7 days old in 2006.

Tulloch took 5/21 in the game against St Lucia which marked to be his debut in the T20 format. Santha Moorthy, on the other hand, played his 2nd T20 on Sunday and his first of this season.


78 – Jaydev Unadkat now has 78 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy which are the 2nd most by any player in the history of the competition behind Piyush Chawla’s 92 scalps. Unadkat went past Ankit Rajpoot (77) with the one wicket he picked on Sunday against Madhya Pradesh to become the most successful pacer in SMA T20 Trophy.


94 – Mumbai’s total of 94 in the game against Pondicherry is now their 2nd lowest in the Twenty20 format behind the 92/10 against Saurashtra in the 2012-13 season. This is also the first instance of Mumbai finishing with a total under 125 in a completed T20 innings at the Wankhede Stadium.