Goa registered a seven-wicket win over Tamil Nadu in an Elite Group A match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match right here on Monday, handing the defending champions their first loss in 4 video games. Sent into bat, the Tamil Nadu batters couldn’t get going and the common lack of wickets did not assist. Save for opener N Jagadeesan (21), not one of the others in prime 5 made a superb contribution. Skipper Vijay Shankar, again within the XI after lacking two video games because of a niggle, may solely make 4 earlier than being caught behind by the ‘keeper off Suyash Prabhudesai (1/9 in 2 overs).
It was solely a 67-run stand for the sixth wicket between Sanjay Yadav (38, 29 balls, 2X4, 2X6) and M Shahrukh Khan (26, 24 balls, 3X4) which shored up the Tamil Nadu innings.
Left-arm medium-pacer Shrikant Wagh, who moved from Vidarbha to Goa, missed out on a hat-trick within the nineteenth over, however his strikes helped the staff prohibit Tamil Nadu.
He first eliminated Shahrukh Khan to a catch by Deepraj Gaonkar with third ball of the nineteenth over earlier than bowling the top-scorer Sanjay Yadav with the following supply.
M Ashwin denied him the hat-trick by taking a single from the fifth ball however Wagh had M Mohammed (0) caught by substitute fielder MG Sirur to complete with three wickets from 4 balls.
Wagh’s 4 for 36 was largely accountable for Goa limiting TN to a modest rating. In reply, Goa received off to a poor begin shedding opener captain Eknath Kerkar for a duck and Lakshay Garg to to debutant P Saravana Kumar within the first over.
Aditya Kaushik (41, 43 balls, 4X4), the opposite opener, and all-rounder Shubham Ranjane (52 not out, 42 balls, 3X4, 2X6) added 66 runs for the third wicket to place the chase again on monitor.
Suyash Prabhudesai, who joined Ranjane after the autumn of Kaushik, batted aggressively for 43 (24 balls, 2X4, 3X6) to take Goa dwelling within the nineteenth over.
In one other recreation, Maharashtra’s star opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was in red-hot type, scoring fifties within the first three matches, faltered in opposition to Pondicherry, falling for simply three however his staff romped to an enormous 117-run win.
Batting after skipper Gaikwad received the toss, Maharashtra rode on half-centuries by Naushad Shaikh (55, 36 balls, 4X4, 3X6) and India discard Kedar Jadhav (52 not out, 39 balls, 6X4, 2X6) to submit a formidable 193 for 3 in 20 overs.
Left-handed batter Azim Kazi smacked 31 from 17 balls (3X4, 2X6) to offer the thrust in the direction of the top. Faced with an enormous goal, Pondicherry by no means seemed to be within the hunt and folded for a mere 76 in 13.5 overs with left-arm spinner Azim Kazi grabbing a hat-trick.
In the day’s different match, Punjab crushed Odisha by 60 runs with Ramandeep Singh hammering a 23-ball 54 (3 fours and 5 sixers) to star within the win.
Punjab, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have 12 factors (three wins, one loss) after the fourth spherical of matches and the race for the highest spot in Group A could be an fascinating one.
Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 136 for 9 in 20 overs (Sanjay Yadav 38, M Shahrukh Khan 26, Shrikant Wagh 4/36) misplaced to Goa 140 for 3 in 18.4 overs (Shubham Ranjane 52 not out, Suyash Prabhudesai 43 not out, Aditya Kaushik 41, P Saravana Kumar 2/17) by seven wickets. Goa: 4 factors, TN: 0.
Maharashtra 193 for 3 in 20 overs (N S Shaikh 55, Kedar Jadhav 52 not out, Yash Nahar 44, Raghu Sharma 2/34) beat Pondicherry 76 all out in 13.5 overs (Naushad Shaikh 3/9, Azim Kazi 3/18 (together with hat-trick)). Maharashtra: 4 factors, Pondicherry: 0.
Punjab 189 for 4 in 20 overs (Ramandeep Singh 54 (23 balls, 3X4, 5X6), Gurkeerat Man 48 not out (39 balls, 2X4, 3X6), Prabhsimran Singh 40) beat Odisha 129 for 7 in 20 overs (Abhishek Raut 74 not out (56 balls, 8X4, 1X6), Mayank Markande 2/25, Siddharth Kaul 2/34). Punjab: 4 factors, Odisha: 0.
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