Syed Mushtaq Ali Finals: Siddharth shines with 4 wickets as Tamil Nadu beats Baroda; lifts trophy for second time- Manimaran Siddharth four-wicket haul and Baba Aparajith’s unbeaten 29-run knock helped Tamil Nadu defeat Baroda by seven wickets in the finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Sunday here at the Motera Stadium.
This is the second time Tamil Nadu has won the T20 tournament. Earlier, the side had won the competition way back in the 2006-07 season. In the 2020-21 tournament, Dinesh Karthik-led Tamil Nadu did not lose a single match and the side emerged as deserving winners. Chasing 121, Tamil Nadu openers Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeeshan put on 26 runs for the first wicket, and Baroda finally ended the stand in the fourth over as Lukman Meriwala dismissed Jagadeeshan (14).
Earlier, a spirited bowling performance by Manimaran Siddharth helped Tamil Nadu restrict Baroda to 120/9 in the allotted twenty overs.
Put into bat first, Baroda got off to a bad start as the side was restricted to 28/3 after the conclusion of the sixth over. Kedar Devdhar (16), Ninad Rathva (1), and Smit Patel (1) disappointed with the bat and the responsibility of posting a good enough total came down to the middle-order.
However, Baroda’s innings was further reduced to a slump as Bhanu Pania (0) was run-out after facing just one ball and Abhimanyu Rajput managed to score just two runs, reducing the side to 32/5 in the ninth over.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Finals TN vs BRD Scoreboard
|Kedar Devdhar (c)||c Jagadeesan b Siddharth||16||10||3||0||160.00|
|Ninad Rathva||c Arun Karthik b Aparajith||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Vishnu Solanki||run out (Sai/†Karthik)||49||55||1||2||89.09|
|Smit Patel †||lbw b Siddharth||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Bhanu Pania||run out (Arun/†Karthik)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Abhimanyusingh Rajput||c & b Siddharth||2||8||0||0||25.00|
|Kartik Kakade||b Siddharth||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|Atit Sheth||c Arun Karthik b Sonu Yadav||29||30||2||1||96.67|
|Bhargav Bhatt||not out||12||5||1||1||240.00|
|Babashafi Pathan||c †Karthik b Mohammed||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||(lb 1, nb 2, w 3)||6|
|TOTAL||(20 Ov, RR: 6.00)||120/9|
Did not bat: Lukman Meriwala
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Ninad Rathva, 1.1 ov), 2-22 (Kedar Devdhar, 3.5 ov), 3-28 (Smit Patel, 5.5 ov), 4-28 (Bhanu Pania, 6.2 ov), 5-32 (Abhimanyusingh Rajput, 8.1 ov), 6-36 (Kartik Kakade, 8.5 ov), 7-94 (Atit Sheth, 18.2 ov), 8-120 (Vishnu Solanki, 19.5 ov), 9-120 (Babashafi Pathan, 19.6 ov)
|Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore||4||1||11||0||2.75||0||0|
|C Hari Nishanth||c Bhatt b Pathan||35||38||3||1||92.11|
|Narayan Jagadeesan||c Kakade b Meriwala||14||12||3||0||116.67|
|Baba Aparajith||not out||29||35||1||0||82.86|
|Dinesh Karthik (c)†||c Solanki b Sheth||22||16||3||0||137.50|
|Shahrukh Khan||not out||18||7||2||1||257.14|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 4)||5|
|TOTAL||(18 Ov, RR: 6.83)||123/3|
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Narayan Jagadeesan, 3.5 ov), 2-67 (C Hari Nishanth, 11.2 ov), 3-101 (Dinesh Karthik, 16.1 ov)