Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Assam upset Gujarat; Karnataka overcome Chhattisgarh scare. [Representational Image] Ruturaj Gaikwad's knock involved eight fours and three sixes
[Representational Image] Ruturaj Gaikwad's knock involved eight fours and three sixes
Ruturaj Gaikwad continued his good run of form as he scored a 54-ball 80 to lead Maharashtra to a seven-wicket victory against Punjab. Shubman Gill (44) and Gurkeerat Singh (41) were the top-scorers for Punjab as they finished with a total of 137/6. Gaikwad then guided his team in the chase, forging useful partnerships with Naushad Shaikh and Azim Kazi as Maharashtra won with 2.3 overs to spare.
Paras Dogra's 84* off 57, which included seven fours and five sixes, went in vain as Goa registered a nine-run win over Puducherry. Aditya Kaushik's 69* off 58 was instrumental in Goa posting a total of 161/3. In reply, Puducherry slipped to 19/4 and despite Dogra's fighting knock, three-wicket hauls for Amit Yadav and Shrikant Wagh paved the way for Goa's victory.
After a middling start, Baba Aparajith's 44 off 28 and M Mohammed's 12-ball 27 took Tamil Nadu to a respectable 165/5. Subhranshu Senapati (67 off 47), Govind Poddar (29 off 22) and Abhishek Raut (38 off 21) powered Odisa's chase. T Natarajan dismissed Senapati on the last ball of the 18th over to keep TN in the hunt, and then dismissed Sarbeswar Mohanty in the final over to secure a controversial one-run victory for his side.
Wasim Jaffer @WasimJaffer14 This was not given as four. We @cricket_odisha lost by one run vs TN 💔 #SMAT2021 #TNvODI 01:18 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Sharath BR's unbeaten 42 off 26 and KC Cariappa's 21 off 10, which included three sixes, helped Karnataka to a nervy four-wicket win against Chhattisgarh . Shashank Singh's unbeaten 57 off 27 helped Chhattisgarh post 145/5. In reply, Karnataka slipped to 78/6 after a 52-run opening stand. But Sharath and Cariappa helped their side overcome the collapse to win with three deliveries to spare.
Ajinkya Rahane's half-century and a three-wicket haul for Tushar Deshpande helped Mumbai overcome Services by 17 runs. Asked to bat, Mumbai posted 154/7 with Rahane scoring 54 off 44 while Shivam Dube and Aman Hakim Khan came up with useful cameos. Rajat Paliwal struck 64 off 49 in the chase but regular wickets meant that Services ended up short of the target.
In a game that went down to the wire, Bengal defended a total of 146/7 despite Krunal Pandya's unbeaten 57 off 43 deliveries. After Atit Sheth and Karthik Kakade picked up the bulk of the wickets to restrict Bengal below 150, Bengal came up with a disciplined effort of their own to hand Baroda their second loss in as many games.
Deepak Hooda struck a 28-ball 50 while Mahipal Lomror scored a run-a-ball 41 as Rajasthan chased down a target of 145 against Jammu & Kashmir with five wickets in hand and seven deliveries to spare. Earlier, Ravi Bishnoi picked up 2-25 while Kamlesh Nagarkoti finished with 1-18 but Abdul Samad's 40 not out off only 27 deliveries and Ian Dev Singh's 45 helped Jammu & Kashmir extend their total past 140, which proved insufficient in the end.
Ashwin Hebbar scored the first hundred of this edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but his knock came in a losing cause as Haryana prevailed in a high-scoring encounter. Riding on Hebbar's 103 not out off only 53, which included 12 fours and four sixes, Andhra posted a total of 179/4. But it proved insufficient as Himanshu Rana's 52, along with Shivam Chauhan and Rahul Tewatia's unbeaten 40s, helped Haryana to the target with six wickets in hand and 2.1 overs to spare.
Himachal Pradesh's 144/8 – scored thanks efforts from three of the top-four batsmen – proved to be just about enough against Jharkhand in Vadodara. Monu Kumar and Anukul Roy ran riot for Jharkhand, but their effort with the ball was not lapped up by their batsmen. It took a late cameo from Roy – 39 off 19 – to bring the chase back on track but it wasn't enough in the end. The top-order with the likes of Virat Singh and Saurabh Tiwary failed while opener Anand Singh struggled for fluency in his laboured 39-ball 34. Himachal Pradesh captain Rishi Dhawan dismissed Anukul Roy on the last ball of the penultimate over, leaving the tail to get 15 from 6 balls. There were no batting heroics from Monu as he and Vivekanand Tiwari could only muster 7 runs in the 20 over, falling short in chase by as much.
Avesh Khan bagged three wickets while conceding only 23 runs while Venkatesh Iyer came up with an all-round effort (2-20 and 50* off 41) as Madhya Pradesh registered a facile seven-wicket victory against Railways. Having restricted Railways to 97/9, Madhya Pradesh got over the line with 6.1 overs to spare.
Basil Thampi bagged a three-wicket haul to restrict Bihar to 131/5, despite Sakibul Gani scoring a 41-ball 53 not out. Kerala took only 14.1 overs to reach the target thanks to Robin Uthappa's 57 off 34. Although Uthappa retired hurt, Sanju Samson struck 45 not out off 20, including three fours and four sixes, to ease Kerala over the line with seven wickets in hand.
Assam sprung a major surprise over Gujarat as they registered a seven-wicket victory. Gujarat's decision to bat first proved disastrous as they slipped to 34/6 within the powerplay. Piyush Chawla's 21 and Ripal Patel's 21 were the highest contributions as Gujarat were bundled out for 89. Abhishek Thakuri and skipper Riyan Parag came up with useful 20s to help Assam reach the target in 13.1 overs.
Rinku Singh's 63 not out off 41 balls went in vain as Saurashtra secured a thrilling two-run victory against Uttar Pradesh. Prerak Mankad top-scored for Saurashtra with 34* off 30 as they posted 147/7. Jaydev Unadkat and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja bagged two wickets apiece as Saurashtra restricted UP to 145/8, with Mohsin Khan being run out on the last ball.
Nitish Rana scored an unbeaten 25-ball 50 while the rest of the batters came up with useful contributions to help Delhi beat Chandigarh by seven wickets. Sarul Kanwar (50) and Manan Vohra (42) put on a 79-run stand but lack of support from the rest meant that Chandigarh finished with 144/8. Rana then guided Delhi in the chase, scoring a four and six sixes in his knock as the target was chased down with 2.4 overs to spare.
Captain Tanmay Agarwal (97 off 59 balls) and left-arm pacer Chama Milind (5 for 16) orchestrated a comprehensive victory for Hyderabad over Uttarakhand. Agarwal opted to bat and led the way for his team with a scintillating knock that helped the side to 167 for 5. In reply, Uttarakhand fell away very early, as Hyderabad picked two wickets inside the PowerPlay and four by the halfway stage. There was no recovery as the best individual effort was only 18 runs from three Uttarakhand batsmen, which wasn't enough in chase. They fell short by 61 runs in the end.
Bishworjit Konthoujam's four-wicket haul and a 91-run stand between Kshetrimayum Narisingh (50) and Nitesh Sedai (49) helped Manipur past Arunachal Pradesh's total of 128. Akash Choudhary's three-wicket haul, two wickets apiece for Chengkam Sangma and Kilco Marak, and a collective effort with the bat helped Meghalaya register a six-wicket win against Sikkim. Vidarbha secured a five-wicket win, with Akshay Karnewar and Ganesh Satish scoring 30s in a chase of 116 after a collective bowling performance against Nagaland.
At a venue dominated by bowlers, Tripura's middle-order batsman Rajat Dey stood out with a stellar effort as he smashed a 46-ball 82, involving six fours and four sixes. The next best batting effort was opener Arkaprabha Sinha's 19, as the team finished on 138 for 7 in 20 overs. It was more than enough as Mizoram suffered a similar batting collapse, without having a Rajat Dey sort of an effort in the middle. Iqbal Abdullah attempted it, but his 39-ball 46 wasn't enough. 19-year-old leg spinner Amit Ali finished with figures of 3 for 16 as Tripura secured a 29-run victory.