Syed Mushtaq Ali: Karnataka Clinch More Silverware After Thrilling Final in opposition to Tamil Nadu – News18

Syed Mushtaq Ali: Karnataka Clinch More Silverware After Thrilling Final in opposition to Tamil Nadu – News18

Cricketnext Workers|December 2, 2019, 2: 14 AM IST

Syed Mushtaq Ali: Karnataka Clinch More Silverware After Thrilling Final against Tamil Nadu

Traditionally a powerhouse, Karnataka were absolutely dominant with each bat and ball in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Surat on December 1 as they clinched a narrow 1 creep get in opposition to neighbours Tamil Nadu, in the technique defending their crown from the previous season.

For the champions, the spinners came to the fore as they picked essential wickets to consume the brakes on Tamil Nadu, who had began neatly and even looked love they’d creep away with it in opposition to the tip when Baba Aparajith and Vijay Shankar bought their act going. But earlier than that, it became as soon as Manish Pandey who carried out a captain’s hand with an unbeaten 60 to build it up for his aspect.

Assign in to bat, Karnataka bought a factual launch with KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal starting neatly. Rahul looked to prefer the attack to R Ashwin, hitting him for two boundaries in his first two overs.

Rahul began Ashwin’s third over with a six however the offspinner had the last chortle, the batsman holing out to long on. Ashwin followed it up by having Mayank Agarwal for a essential-ball duck, a forefront popping succor to the bowler.

Karnataka were 39 for 2 in the fifth over, with Pandey joining Padikkal. The latter began a counter attack, guaranteeing Karnataka would no longer hunch in the succor of after the double wicket. Karnataka bought 57 in the Vitality Play.

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With Pandey settling in as neatly, the partnership threatened to prefer the game away. But Tamil Nadu fought succor with Washington Sundar knocking over Padikkal’s stump with a improbable ball in the 10th over.

The behold-noticed contest persisted with Pandey and Rohan Kadam steadying the ship as soon as extra earlier than exploding in the latter phases. The 15th and 16th overs, bowled by M Siddharth and Vijay Shankar, payment 31 runs combined to build up the putrid for a solid attain. Pandey became as soon as proper and bought previous his half of-century, while Kadam made a at hand 28-ball 35.

Tamil Nadu pulled issues succor neatly in the last four overs, conceding easiest 34 runs. That became as soon as largely on yarn of of T Natarajan, who went wicketless however gave easiest 14 runs from two overs in that duration to realize on 0-30. Pandey became as soon as unbeaten on 60 off 45 while Karun Nair made a at hand contribution of 17* (8).

In response, Tamil Nadu knew the scurry became as soon as on and Shahrukh Khan (16) alongside with Hari Nishanth (14) mercurial bought their stumble on in and came all over the boundaries with relative ease to give the aspect a brisk launch.

Shahrukh however would possibly no longer proceed his efforts as Shreyas Gopal struck alongside with his first ball to ship him succor with the get at 37/2.

New males Washington Sundar (24) and Dinesh Karthik (20) were watchful to launch with, and placed on an major 39-creep partnership at factual trail to take care of themselves in the hunt, even though the principal creep-rate had crossed the 10-creep mark by then.

Krishnappa Gowtham went thru Sundar’s defenses, and then J Suchith eliminated the opposition skipper as KL Rahul finished the stumping with ease. Tamil Nadu at 4/80 were in a situation of agonize.

With their backs to the wall, Baba Aparajith (40) and Vijay Shankar (44) dug deep and led a counter-attack which threatened to creep away with the game.

Aparajith made up our minds to attack the bowlers early in the over and clobbered three maximums for the length of his 25-ball knock. At the opposite close, Shankar had been finding the gaps neatly too and added 5 boundaries of his accept as true with. The duo placed on 71 runs in less than 8 overs, earlier than Ronit More struck a telling blow when he had Aparajith caught by Pandey in the deep.

Shankar persisted to lengthen his close with R Ashwin, who also historic the long address to factual construct, especially in the final over when he sent Gowtham for two boundaries to give the chasing pack some fresh air.

However with four wanted off two, Shankar tried to sneak in a short two earlier than the final supply however fell short and Karnataka indirectly wrapped it up on the final supply when Murugan Ashwin didn’t join and Rahul had no worries about conceding a single.

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