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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Delhi beat Andhra Pradesh by six wickets; Bihar, Saurashtra, Meghalaya win

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Delhi beat Andhra Pradesh by six wickets; Bihar, Saurashtra, Meghalaya win

Mumbai: Delhi recorded their second straight win within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after beating Andhra Pradesh by six wickets in an Elite Group E sport, on Wednesday.

Put into bat on the Wankhede Stadium, Andhra had been restricted to 124/9 of their 20 overs, as Delhi bowlers led by left-arm pacer Pradeep Sangwan (3/33), put up a formidable present.

Delhi chased the goal with three overs to spare at the same time as skipper and India opener Shikhar Dhawan (5) fell cheaply.

For Andhra, Ashwin Hebber, who walked in at quantity 5 (32) was the highest scorer as their complete top-order together with skipper Ambati Rayadu (1), stumper KS Bharat (8) and Ricky Bhuvi (0) struggled.

Andhra had been reeling at 36 for 4 at one stage. Their innings by no means received going as Delhi made common inroads. India speedster Ishant Sharma (2/17), right-arm pacer Simarjeet Singh (2/21) and off-spinner Lalit Yadav (2/22) performed their roles to perfection.

For Delhi, the chase wasn’t precisely a stroll within the park as they had been diminished to 10 for 2. However Nitish Rana (27) and Anuj Rawat (33) shared 52-runs for the third wicket to convey them again into the sport.

After the 2 departed, Himmat Singh (32 not out) and Lalit Yadav (20 not out) ensured that there have been no additional hiccups as they solid an unbeaten 40-run fifth-wicket stand to take their facet residence.

Delhi had defeated Mumbai of their opening sport.

In a night Group E sport, Kerala rode on opener Mohammed Azharuddeen’s whirlwind unbeaten 137 off 54 balls to beat Mumbai by 8 wickets as they comfortably chased a stiff goal of 197 in simply 15.5 overs.

Azharuddeen hammered 9 fours and eleven sixes, and accomplished his 100 in 37 balls. He tore aside an skilled Mumbai assault on the Wankhede stadium and received in a position assist from Robin Uthappa (33) and one-down Sanju Samson (22).

Earlier put into bat, Mumbai posted 196/7 with precious contributions from Aditya Tare (42), Yashasvi Jaiswal (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (38). Speedster S Sreesanth had an off day as he conceded 47 runs in 4 overs.

Punit Bist powers Meghalaya to large win

A blistering 51-ball 146 by captain Punit Bist, which included six fours and 17 sixes, powered Meghalaya to an enormous 130-run win over Mizoram in a Plate group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match.

Opting to bat, Meghalaya noticed opener DB Ravi Teja (7) fall within the third over after including 27 runs with Yogesh Tiwari (53, 47 balls, 6X4, 2X6). Dippu Sangma fell one run later after which it was the Bist present, as he merely toyed with the Mizoram bowling.

Bist, who beforehand performed for Delhi, belted the ball throughout the Guru Nanak Faculty floor and reached his half-century in 26 balls. He went on the overdrive and hammered 94 runs within the subsequent 25 balls he confronted as sixes flew all around the floor and Meghalaya piled up 230 for six in 20 overs.

The wicketkeeper-batsman added 120 runs in somewhat over 10 overs for the third wicket with Tiwari.

The Mizoram batsmen by no means received moving into an enormous run chase and solely three batsmen reached double figures as they managed to crawl to 100 for 9 in 20 overs.

In different matches, Bihar thrashed Sikkim by eight-wicket for his or her second straight win whereas Chandigarh and Nagaland recorded victories.

Bihar are on prime of the Plate floor standings with 8 factors from two matches adopted by Chandigarh and Nagaland with six apiece.

Saurashtra ease previous Vidarbha

Opener Avi Barot and Prerak Mankad struck half-centuries earlier than Chetan Sakariya claimed a five-wicket haul as Saurashtra recorded a snug 79-run win over Vidarbha in a Group ‘D’ match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match.

Opting to bat, Saurashtra rode on Barot (93 off 44) and Mankad’s (59 off 26 balls) innings to publish a mammoth 233 for seven.

The tempo duo of Chetan Sakariya (5/11) and Mankad (4/48) then wreaked havoc with the ball as Vidarbha had been bundled out for 154 in 17.2 overs.

Action from Saurashtra's win over Vidarbha in their Syed Mushtaq Ali fixture. Twitter@BCCIdomestic

Motion from Saurashtra’s win over Vidarbha of their Syed Mushtaq Ali fixture. Twitter@BCCIdomestic

Barot, who was unfortunate to overlook out on a well-deserved century, hit 13 fours and 4 sixes whereas Mankad’s innings was laced with six boundaries and 4 maximums.

For Vidarbha, medium-pacer Darshan Nalkande (4/32) was the choose of the bowlers whereas Yash Thakur (2/47) claimed two wickets.

Within the chase, Vidarbha was off to a brilliant begin with opener Jitesh Sharma scoring a 27-ball 43.

Nevertheless, no different batsman might up combat in opposition to Sakariya and Mankad, who saved hanging at common intervals. Three Vidarbha gamers returning to the pavilion with out opening their account.

Transient Scores:

Saurashtra 233/7 in 20 overs (Avi Barot 93, Prerak Manka 59; Darshan Nalkande 4/32) defeated Vidarbha 154 all out in 17.2 overs (Jitesh Sharma 43, Siddhesh Wath 21; Chetan Sakariya 5/11)

Companies 160/7 in 20 overs (Ravi Chauhan 62, G Rahul Singh 37; Lakshay Garg 2/25 misplaced to Goa 163/5 in 19.4 overs (Aditya Kaushik 78; Amit Verma 42; Mohit Kumar 3/32)

Meghalaya 230 for six in 20 overs (Punit Bist 146 not out, Yogesh Tiwari 53) beat Mizoram 100 for 9 in 20 overs (KB Pawan 33, Pratik Desai 27, Aditya Singhania 4/15) by 130 runs. Meghalaya: 4 factors, Mizoram: 0.

Arunachal Pradesh 145 for 7 in 20 overs (Techi Doria 36, Rahul Dalal 31, Akhilesh Sahani 31) misplaced to Nagaland 147 for 1 in 15.5 overs (Shrikant Mundhe 69 not out, Chetan Bist 50 not out) by 9 wickets. Nagaland: 4 factors, Arunachal Pradesh: 0.

Sikkim 110 for 8 in 20 overs (Varun Sood 28, Ashutosh Aman 4/18) misplaced to Bihar 111 for two in 19.1 overs (Mangal Mahrour 55, Shasheem Rathour 38) by eight wickets. Bihar: 4 factors, Sikkim: 0.

Chandigarh 178 for five in 20 overs (Shivam Bhambri 56, Manan Vohra 39, AK Kaushik 36) beat Manipur 66 for 8 in 20 overs (Gurinder Singh 3/10, Bipul Sharma 2/8) by 112 runs. Chandigarh: 4 factors, Manipur: 0.

Andhra Pradesh 124/9 (Ashwin Hebbar 32; Pradeep Sangwan 3/33, Ishant Sharma 2/17, Simarjeet Singh 2/21) misplaced to Delhi 128/4 (Anuj Rawat 33; Himmat Singh 32 not out; M Harishankar Reddy 2/40) by six wickets.

Pondicherry 148/4 (Sheldon Jackson 82, Paras Dogra 32; Arun Chaprana 2/19) misplaced to Haryana 149/4 (Himanshu Rana 58, Shivam Chauhan 45; Pankaj Singh 2/31) by 6 wickets.

At Wankhede Stadium: Mumbai 196/7 (Aditya Tare 42, Yashasvi Jaiswal 40; KM Asif 3/25) misplaced to Kerala 201/2 (Mohammed Azharuddeen 137 not out; Shams Mulani 1/41) by 8 wickets.


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