Tamil Nadu and Baroda will conflict within the last of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 event after the 2 sides gained their semi-final matches comfortably on Friday. Whereas Tamil Nadu defeated Rajasthan by seven wickets, Baroda beat Punjab by 25 runs. The ultimate, too, will likely be performed right here on Sunday.
Within the first semi-final, Arun Karthik’s unbeaten 89 off simply 54 balls propelled Tamil Nadu to their second successive last of the T20 event.
An 89-run partnership between Karthik (9x4s, 3x6s) and captain Dinesh Karthik (26 off 17, 3x4s) for the fourth wicket helped Tamil Nadu chase down a goal with eight balls to spare. Rajasthan scored 154 for 9 wickets in 20 overs and Tamil Nadu overhauled the goal and completed at 158 for 3 wickets in 18.four overs.
TN opener Narayan Jagadeesan made 28 off as many balls earlier than falling to Ravi Bishnoi. It was the one wicket that Bishnoi took in his 4 overs during which he conceded 32 runs.
Earlier, pacer M Mohammed took 4 wickets as Tamil Nadu restricted Rajasthan. Captain Ashok Menaria was Rajasthan’s highest scorer with 51 runs.
Within the second semi-final, captain Kedar Devdhar scored 64 off 49 deliveries (4x4s, 3x6s), Kartik Kakade made 53 off 41 balls (5x4s, 2x6s), and left-arm seamer Lukman Meriwala took three for 28 to assist Baroda beat Punjab.
Baroda scored 160/three in 20 overs on the again of half-centuries from Devdhar and Kakade. In response, Meriwala took two early wickets to shake Punjab’s innings. Though skipper Mandeep Singh tried a number of lusty blows in direction of the top in his 24-ball 42-run knock, it proved to be too little too late.
Semi-final 1: Rajasthan 154/9 in 20 overs (Ashok Menaria 51, Arjit Gupta 45; M Mohammed four/24) misplaced to Tamil Nadu 158/three in 18.four overs (Arun Karthik 89 not out, Narayan Jagadeesan 28; Tanveer Ul-Haq 1/22) by seven wickets with eight balls remaining
Semi-final 2: Baroda 160/three in 20 overs (Okay Devdhar 64, Okay Kakade 53 not out, M Markande 1/29) beat Punjab 135/eight in 20 overs (Mandeep 42 not out, Gurkeerat Mann 39, L Meriwala three/28) by 25 runs.