Syed Mushtaq Ali smashed a huge six off Shah Rukh Khan’s last ball to help Karnataka beat Karnataka by 4 wickets in the T20I series in New Delhi today to retain the trophy for the second time in a row.
Batting first, Karnataka added 151 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. With a target of 152, Tamil Nadu lost 6 wickets in 20 overs and won by 153 runs by 4 wickets.
With this victory, the Tamil Nadu team avenged the defeat to Karnataka by one run in the Syed Mustaq Ali Cup in 2019. This is the first time in Syed Mustaq Ali’s Cup history that a team has won the title 3 times. That pride belongs to the Tamil Nadu team.
Shah Rukh Khan’s action is the main reason for the success of the Tamil Nadu team. Tamil Nadu needed 54 runs in 4 overs to win the toss and elected to field. Sanjay Yadav on the field, Shah Rukh Khan Were.
Sanjay hits a four in the 17th over off Karnataka batsman Darshan Shah Rukh Khan He added 19 runs as a six and a four. Sanjay was dismissed for 5 off the first ball of the 18th over by Jain. Mohammad, who came next, joined Shah Rukh Khan. Only 6 runs were added in this over.
Patil bowled the 19th over. Mohammad was dismissed for 5 in this over. Shah Rukh Khan Sixes and fours added 14 runs. Tamil Nadu needed 16 runs in the last over to win. Shah Rukh Khan and Shai Kishore were on the field.
Karnataka bowler Jain bowled the 20th over. Kishore hit a four off the first ball. Kishore took a run in the 2nd ball. The 3rd ball was thrown wide. On the ball thrown again Shah Rukh Khan Took a run.
Kishore hit a run off the 4th ball and a run off the 5th ball Shah Rukh Khan 2 runs scored. Shah Rukh Khan won the toss and elected to field.
Shah Rukh Khan was unbeaten on 33 off 15 balls, including a four and three sixes, while Shai Kishore was unbeaten on 6.
Hari Nishant (23) and Jagadeesan (41) added runs for the Tamil Nadu team. In the middle order, Sai Sudarshan (9), skipper Vijay Shankar (18) and Sanjay Yadav (5) cheated. Tamil Nadu lost 2 wickets for 95 runs and was strong. However, in the 16th over, Jagadeesan and Vijay Shankar were bowled out in succession.
But, Shah Rukh Khan The six he hit after the fielding gave him some confidence with a four. But for Shah Rukh Khan, both Sanjay Yadav and Mohammad were quickly dismissed without cooperation. Played with confidence Shah Rukh Khan Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat first.
Nadarajan bowled for the Tamil Nadu team despite being injured. He gave up 41 runs in 4 overs and took one wicket. Shai Kishore took 4 wickets for 12 runs in 4 overs. On the other hand, Murugan did not take a wicket even though he was bowled by Ashwin.
Sandeep Warrior took one wicket for 34 runs while Sanjay Yadav took one wicket.
Captain Manish Pandey (13), Karun Nair (18), Sharad (16) and Rohan (0), who were the mainstays of the Karnataka team, fell short in favor of Tamil Nadu. However, Praveen Dubey (33) and Manohar (46) helped the team recover from the slump.