Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches being played in six cities across India.
|ODISHA vs 182/4 (20 overs) JHARKHAND|
Short scores: Jharkhand 182/4 – Virat 67, Kishan 60, Tarani Sa 2/37
Fall of the counters: 1-76 (Ishan Kishan, 8.4 ov), 2-95 (Vikash Vishal, 11.5 ov), 3-126 (Saurabh Tiwary, 15.6 ov), 4-171 (Virat Singh, 19.3 ov)
Jharkhand 182/4 after 19 overs: Virat fails to deliver the finish as he is found to be lbw. Anukul Roy comes in and hits a six with Deobrat hitting a limit on the final ball.
Jharkhand 169/3 after 19 overs: a hat trick from the limits of Virat! He started the 19th in style with successive limits and it will be up to him to provide a punchy finish.
Jharkhand 156/3 after 18 overs: Virat continues the border blitz! Tarani Sa, who played tight lines, was taken down by him with three delectable limits. A good opportunity now for the team to aim for 190 and more.
Jharkhand 141/3 after 17 overs: Virat Singh has finally intervened! Roul’s disastrous night continues as Jharkhand’s vice-captain crosses three borders.
Jharkhand 126/3 after 16 overs: Another poor from the perspective of Jharkhand. Tiwary attempted a reverse sweep and found himself hit directly on the pads. Ankit Yadav gets his first wicket as the batting team crumbles after a great start. Saurabh Tiwary lbw b Yadav 17
Jharkhand 118/2 after 15 overs: This has been a confused approach by Jharkhand. There are no demons on the field and Odisha’s bowlers haven’t done anything special to restrict the lanes. Tiwary and Virat made no attempt to speed up as we go into the dead.
Jharkhand 96/2 after 12 overs: Jharkhand fails to increase the flow of racing after Kishan’s dismissal. His opening partner was in shock and failed to start and eventually landed a dull shot. Odisha is slowly coming back into the game. Jharkhand will place his hopes on Virat Singh and Sourabh Tiwary experience to take the heats further. Vikash Vishal c Senapati b Tarani Sa 21
Jharkhand 78/1 after 9 overs: Pappu Roy has the big fish! Kishan tries to sweep the slog to the far end of the ground and has found the man in Midwicket. A dazzling blow ended. Ishan Kishan c Yadav b Pappu Roy 60
Jharkhand 74/0 after 8 overs: After a discreet seventh, Kishan stormed Ankit Yadav. He hits two beautiful six – consecutive biggies with one hovering over the midwicket and the next above the covers
Jharkhand 54/0 after 6 overs: An excellent sur from Tarani Sa, puts the chain on Kishan in the Powerplay finale and gives only four singles.
Jharkhand 50/0 after 5 overs: Ishan Kishan finally arrived at the tournament, a little late for his team’s chances, but the elegant drummer blitzed three limits on an unfortunate Sunil Roul. 50 for Jharkhand!
Jharkhand 37/0 after 4 overs: Kishan and Vishal embarked on Govinda Poddar with three borders. The spinner played predictive lengths and the left-handed pair took the opportunity.
Jharkhand 24/0 after 3 overs: A comparatively better of Pradhan as he kept Kishan and Vishal silent. He keeps the ball fuller and straighter unlike his first.
Jharkhand 16/0 after 2 overs: Kishan found his rhythm and hit two limits off Sunil Roul. Bad bowling here in front of Odisha.
Jharkhand 7/0 after 1 on: Ishan Kishan failed to capitalize on some of Pradhan’s bulk deliveries. Vishal receives the strike for the final delivery and hits a crunchy cut point.
Jharkhand opens Ishan Kishan and Vikash Vishal at the fold. Odisha paceman Suryakant Pradhan with the new ball.
Match in progress …
Launch: Jharkhand won the Toss and chose to Bat
Jharkhand XI: Virat Singh, Anukul Roy, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kumar Deobrat, Monu, Vivek Tiwari, V Vishal, Bal Krishna, Ishan (C) (WK)
Odisha XI: Tarani Sa, Gaurav Choudhary, Govinda Poddar, Sunil Kumar Roul, Biplab Samantaray (C), Suryakant Pradhan, Ankit Yadav, Walter Toppo, Subhransu Senapati, Pappu Roy, Rajesh Dhuper (W)
6:27 p.m. – Welcome to the evening session for the day. Jharkhand faces Odisha at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the Elite Group A match. Both teams will step down on a matter of pride as their chances of qualifying for the knockout are nearly over. Toss updates will be available at 6:45 p.m. Stay tuned.
Here’s how the teams have performed so far:
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: points table, team classification – Mumbai eliminated after three defeats
Assam won by 13 points
Gujarat won by 8 wickets
Karnataka won by 2 wickets
Tamil Nadu won by 7 wickets
Baroda won by 60 points
Himachal won by 10 wickets
Uttar Pradesh won by 9 wickets
Punjab won by 10 wickets
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: points table, team classification – Mumbai eliminated after three defeats
Elite A (Bengaluru):
Tripura 122/6 in 20 overs (Milind Kumar 48) lost to Uttar Pradesh 123/1 in 13.1 overs (Karan Sharma 68 no, Suresh Raina 36 no).
Railways 152/5 in 20 overs (Pratham Singh 41, Shivam Chaudhary 48, Harsh Tyagi 33 no) lost to Karnataka 158/8 in 19.4 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 37, Aniruddha Joshi 64 no, Pradeep Poojar 3 / 19, Dhrushant Soni 3/28).
Jammu & Kashmir 139/8 in 20 overs (Shubham Pundir 42, Siddarth Kaul 4/33) lost to Punjab 140/0 in 14.3 overs (Abhishek Sharma 59 no, Prabhsimran Singh 73 no).
Elite B (Kolkata):
Hyderabad 152/7 in 20 overs (Pragnay Reddy 30, B. Sandeep 41) lost to Tamil Nadu 155/3 in 19.3 overs (N. Jagadeesan 78 no, Dinesh Karthik 40 no).
Assam 157/5 in 20 overs (Denish Das 34, Riyan Parag 77 no) bt Bengal 144/8 in 20 overs (Anustup Majumdar 48 no, Manoj Tiwary 33, Pritam Das 3/27).
Elite C (Vadodara):
Uttarakhand 128/6 in 20 overs (Jay Bista 30, Pankaj Jaiswal 4/15) lost to Himachal 130/0 in 15.4 overs (Abhimanyu Rana 72 no, Prashant Chopra 54 no).
Baroda 158/4 in 20 overs (Kedar Devdhar 99 no) bt Maharashtra 98 in 16.5 overs (Naushad Shaikh 32, Atit Sheth 4/17, Ninad Rathva 3/21).
Chhattisgarh 63/3 in 5 overs lost to Gujarat 64/2 in 3.4 overs (Ripal Patel 32). Match limited to five to five due to wet field.
It took a remarkable effort on the part of bowling, and Assam’s performance was of a high standard. Needing 158 to win, Bengal were on the right track when Manoj Tiwary and Anustup Majumdar were in the crease. But Tiwary’s dismissal sparked a mini-meltdown which saw the host drop from 103/3 to 142/8 as Assam won by 13 points. Massive props for Parag as well, who picked two wickets after scoring an unbeaten 54-ball 77.
Bengal 112/3 after 15 Overs: Tiwary and Majumdar added 64 for the third wicket before Riyan Parag pulled Tiwary for a 33-ball, 22-ball. Majumdar has Shahbaz Ahmed for company. Bengal is still the favorite, but that Tiwary wicket may have given Assam a glimmer of hope.
Bengal 80/2 after 10 Overs: Tiwary joined forces with Majumdar to help stabilize Bengal’s innings after two quick wickets. Assam’s bowlers have been finicky in line and length, conceding points far too easily for now. Bengal need 78 to win.
Bengal 41/2 after 5 Overs: Vivek and Goswami quickly got the host out of the OR. The two reached seven borders between them inside the first four overs and. They were threatening to take the match away from Assam when Mukhtar Hussain had Goswami caught behind. Shortly after, Vivek pulled away from Riyan Parag’s bowling alley, bringing experienced Manoj Tiwary into the crease. He has Anustup Majumdar for company.
End Innings: Hyderabad – 152/7 in 20.0 overs (CV Milind 24 off 11, Tanay Thyagarajan 16 off 6)
End Innings: Baroda – 158/4 in 20.0 overs (Kedar Devdhar 99 off 71, A Sheth 0 off 1)
End Innings: Assam – 157/5 in 20.0 overs (Erik Roy 19 off 12, Riyan Parag 77 off 54)
End Innings: J & K 139/8 en 20.0 Overs (Auqib Nabi 12 off 18, Abid Mushtaq 5 off 3)
End Innings: Railways – 152/5 in 20.0 overs (Pradeep Poojar 2 off 2, Harsh Tyagi 33 off 16)
End of over 20 – Uttarakhand 128/6 IQBAL ABDULLA 16 (11) Himanshu Bisht 11 (8)
End Innings: Tripura – 122/6 in 20.0 overs (DB Debbarma 14 off 13, Sankar Paul 5 off 5)
|FALL OF WINDOWS: 1-1 (Rishav Das, 0.4 ov), 2-22 (Pallav Kumar Das, 2.3 ov), 3-98 (Denish Das, 13.5 ov), 4-99 (Rajjakuddin Ahmed, 14.2 ov), 5-110 ( Saahil Jain, 16.1 years old)|
Assam rode on the unbeaten 54-ball 77 of skipper Riyan Parag to reach 157/5 at the end of 20 Ovesr. The Bengal bowlers were largely disciplined even through wicket-less spells during mid-overs, but lost their way to the death, with Ishan Porel hammered for 16 in the 18th. Porel chose two for 34.
Assam 100/4 after 15 Overs: Shahbaz Ahmed broke the big partnership of the third window by getting rid of Denish Das. Writtick Chatterjee then took Rajjakuddin Ahmed off for a duck in the next. Assam kept the scoreboard running, but the limits largely dried up. Parag holds the key here.
Assam 69/2 after 10 Overs: Riyan Parag and Denish Das took Assam past the 50-point mark in 6.2 Overs. Parag has looked good so far as Das, after a first fight, begins to open up. Bengal relies on the pace-rotation combination of Mukesh, Shahbaz Ahmed and Prayas Ray Barman between overs 5-10.
Assam 41/2 after 5 Overs: Ishan Porel opened the game at Rishav Das bowling alley with one who returned after throwing. On the other end, Pallav Das hit a wave of limits against Akash Deep before becoming Porel’s second victim, for 20. Riyan Parag, at No.4, made his intentions clear from the start, scoring a six and a four. Shahbaz Ahmed.
ASSAM: Mukhtar Hussain, Riyan Parag (C), Saahil Jain, Pallav Kumar Das, Pritam Das, Rishav Das, Erik Roy (W), Mrinmoy Dutta, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Rahul Singh, Denish Das
BENGAL: Akash Deep, Manoj Tiwary, Anustup Majumdar (C), Shreevats Goswami (W), Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee, Vivek Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz, Suvankar Bal, Prayas Ray Barman
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Today’s T20 matches
Jammu and Kashmir vs Punjab, Elite Group A, KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur – Punjab won the draw and was elected to the field
Railways vs Karnataka, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur – Railways won the draw and chose to play at bat
Uttar Pradesh vs Tripura, Elite A Group, KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur – Uttar Pradesh won the draw and elected to the field
Assam vs Bengal, Elite B Group, Eden Gardens, Kolkata – Bengal won the draw and elected to the field
Tamil Nadu vs Hyderabad, Elite Group B, University of Jadavpur Campus, Kolkata – Hyderabad won the toss and elected at bat
Gujarat vs Chhattisgarh, Elite Group C, TBD, TBD
Baroda vs Maharashtra, Elite C Group, Motibaug Cricket Stadium, Vadodara – Maharashtra won the draw and elected to the field
Himachal Pradesh vs Uttarakhand, Elite Group C, Reliance Stadium, Vadodara – Himachal won the draw and elected to the field
Odisha vs Jharkhand, Elite Group B, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Where to look?
All Group E and B matches in Mumbai and Kolkata respectively will be broadcast on Star Sports Network.