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Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan, 1st Semi-Final Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan, 1st Semi-Final 04 Thursday March 2021 190153000000 Tamil Nadu won by 7 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 190153000000 RAJ - 154/9 (20) TN - 158/3 (18.4) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 190153000000 CRR:  8.46 Player of the Match Arun Karthik Scorecard Refresh Commentary After the heartbreak last year, Tamil Nadu are in the final once more and they would be keen to go all the way this time. To be fair, they look a very confident side with new heroes turning up in each game. They will take some beating. So, who will face them in the summit clash? We'll know that by tonight with Punjab and Baroda squaring off in the second semifinal from 19:00 IST. Do join us for that one. Cheers! 15:19 Local Time, 09:49 GMT, 15:19 IST: There is no substitute for experience, more so in crunch games and we've seen that one more time in this fixture. Tamil Nadu were rocked early and lost their top three with not a lot on the board, and Rajasthan might have fancied defending the total. The old pros, Arun Karthik and skipper Dinesh Karthik thought otherwise, as they put on a fantastic unbroken partnership to close out the game with eight balls to spare. The former was the dominating partner, and he looked in supreme touch from ball one and DK played the ideal foil to thwart Rajasthan who missed a huge run out chance with the partnership not that big. Since then, there was no looking back and although there were a few dropped catches at the back end, the game was already done by then. Rajasthan would rue their finish with the bat, easily missing out on another 20-25 runs that could have been crucial. 18.4 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, FOUR , TN blaze away to their second successive SMA final! Short ball and it's dispatched very fine down the leg-side with a lovely swivel-pull. Had to be Arun with the winning hit, deserving indeed 18.3 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, no run, looks to heave over mid-wicket but gets it off the inside half to mid-wicket. Dot ball! Right, where is Arun Karthik going for the winning hit? 18.2 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, FOUR , cracking stroke! Shortish and outside off, Arun stands tall to bash this on the up through extra cover. Gets the scores level with this boundary 18.1 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, no run, very full and angling across Arun who fails to dig this out Aniket Choudhary [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack Just 5 needed off 12 now. Will we see a glory stroke to seal things? I suspect we might. TN: 150-3 after 18 overs 17.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, 1 run, shortish and well-directed this time, nudged off the back foot to short fine leg and Arun will keep strike 17.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, FOUR , Khaleel isn't learning! Shortish again, on leg stump and with fine leg up, it's asking for trouble. Arun gets inside the line a bit and controls the pull wide of the short fine leg fielder. Just a hit away now, TN 17.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, FOUR , shortish and on leg stump, Arun swivels to control the pull wide of short fine leg. No protection in the deep and it races away to the fence 17.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Karthik, 1 run, fuller and straighter, worked away past square leg 17.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, 1 run, and another dropped catch! Sums up the game for Rajasthan. Shortish and outside off, Karthik looks to ramp this over short third man but couldn't connect properly. The fielder leapt well, got his hands on the ball but then put it down. Got to feel for Khaleel, just one wicket all tournament and gets dropped twice in as many balls. Also got dropped in his previous over 17.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, no run, dropped! Bharat Sharma was wrong-footed initially and then dived to his right, sticking out his right glove but it didn't stick. Was a fuller on off, Karthik made room for the loft but only got a thick edge that got shelled. Don't think this would have made much of a difference but seems like Rajasthan are already done mentally Khaleel Ahmed [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack TN: 139-3 after 17 overs 16.6 Ravi Bishnoi to Arun Karthik, 1 run, flatter and fuller on off, worked gently to mid-wicket 16.5 Ravi Bishnoi to Karthik, 1 run, drifting in on middle and leg, whipped away behind square leg 16.4 Ravi Bishnoi to Arun Karthik, 1 run, flatter, fuller and straighter, whipped away to deep mid-wicket 16.3 Ravi Bishnoi to Karthik, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Karthik lunges forward to dab this towards cover Load More Commentary

Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan, 1st Semi-Final

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan, 1st Semi-Final 04 Thursday March 2021 190153000000

Tamil Nadu won by 7 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 190153000000

RAJ - 154/9 (20)
TN - 158/3 (18.4)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 190153000000
CRR:  8.46

Player of the Match

Commentary

After the heartbreak last year, Tamil Nadu are in the final once more and they would be keen to go all the way this time. To be fair, they look a very confident side with new heroes turning up in each game. They will take some beating. So, who will face them in the summit clash? We'll know that by tonight with Punjab and Baroda squaring off in the second semifinal from 19:00 IST. Do join us for that one. Cheers!

15:19 Local Time, 09:49 GMT, 15:19 IST: There is no substitute for experience, more so in crunch games and we've seen that one more time in this fixture. Tamil Nadu were rocked early and lost their top three with not a lot on the board, and Rajasthan might have fancied defending the total. The old pros, Arun Karthik and skipper Dinesh Karthik thought otherwise, as they put on a fantastic unbroken partnership to close out the game with eight balls to spare. The former was the dominating partner, and he looked in supreme touch from ball one and DK played the ideal foil to thwart Rajasthan who missed a huge run out chance with the partnership not that big. Since then, there was no looking back and although there were a few dropped catches at the back end, the game was already done by then. Rajasthan would rue their finish with the bat, easily missing out on another 20-25 runs that could have been crucial.

18.4 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, FOUR, TN blaze away to their second successive SMA final! Short ball and it's dispatched very fine down the leg-side with a lovely swivel-pull. Had to be Arun with the winning hit, deserving indeed

18.3 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, no run, looks to heave over mid-wicket but gets it off the inside half to mid-wicket. Dot ball!

Right, where is Arun Karthik going for the winning hit?

18.2 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, FOUR, cracking stroke! Shortish and outside off, Arun stands tall to bash this on the up through extra cover. Gets the scores level with this boundary

18.1 Aniket Choudhary to Arun Karthik, no run, very full and angling across Arun who fails to dig this out

Aniket Choudhary [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Just 5 needed off 12 now. Will we see a glory stroke to seal things? I suspect we might.

TN: 150-3 after 18 overs

17.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, 1 run, shortish and well-directed this time, nudged off the back foot to short fine leg and Arun will keep strike

17.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, FOUR, Khaleel isn't learning! Shortish again, on leg stump and with fine leg up, it's asking for trouble. Arun gets inside the line a bit and controls the pull wide of the short fine leg fielder. Just a hit away now, TN

17.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, FOUR, shortish and on leg stump, Arun swivels to control the pull wide of short fine leg. No protection in the deep and it races away to the fence

17.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Karthik, 1 run, fuller and straighter, worked away past square leg

17.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, 1 run, and another dropped catch! Sums up the game for Rajasthan. Shortish and outside off, Karthik looks to ramp this over short third man but couldn't connect properly. The fielder leapt well, got his hands on the ball but then put it down. Got to feel for Khaleel, just one wicket all tournament and gets dropped twice in as many balls. Also got dropped in his previous over

17.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Arun Karthik, no run, dropped! Bharat Sharma was wrong-footed initially and then dived to his right, sticking out his right glove but it didn't stick. Was a fuller on off, Karthik made room for the loft but only got a thick edge that got shelled. Don't think this would have made much of a difference but seems like Rajasthan are already done mentally

Khaleel Ahmed [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

TN: 139-3 after 17 overs

16.6 Ravi Bishnoi to Arun Karthik, 1 run, flatter and fuller on off, worked gently to mid-wicket

16.5 Ravi Bishnoi to Karthik, 1 run, drifting in on middle and leg, whipped away behind square leg

16.4 Ravi Bishnoi to Arun Karthik, 1 run, flatter, fuller and straighter, whipped away to deep mid-wicket

16.3 Ravi Bishnoi to Karthik, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Karthik lunges forward to dab this towards cover