Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 matches being played in seven cities across India.
|DEL 104/2 (11.5 overs) v HAR||SER v 76/3 (12.1 overs) VID|
Delhi 91/1 after 10 overs: Dalal has hold one end and Rana is spreading his wings out at the other. A delectable six and a boundary through mid-wicket off Sumit Kumar
Delhi 74/1 after 9 overs: A slow but steady resurrection for the Delhi innings, courtesy Rana and Dalal. They have played out Jayant Yadav and Yuzi Chahal with minimum risks but has kept the run-flow in check. Rana 46*, Dalal 26*
Delhi 30/1 after 4 overs: Delhi is back on track and Nitish Rana has blazed Arun Chaprana. Poor effort from the bowler as he applies the same length over and over and Rana makes merry with four boundaries.
Delhi 11/1 after 3 overs: Haryana has put the straps on the Delhi batsmen early on. Rana and Dalal have been put on the backfoot at a batting belter early on!
Delhi 0/1 after 1 over: A cracking over from Mohit Sharma to start with. Mohit has applied all the brains and came around the wicket for Dhawan. He attacked the stumps with a swinging delivery of the first ball before removing the slips and adding the fielder at mid-wicket. Dhawan, wary of the fielder, tried to counter the in-swinging delivery by trying to drive through the covers and misses a beauty from Mohit. Castles the stumps and notches up a maiden over to start with. Shikhar Dhawan b MM Sharma 0
Match Underway. Delhi skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Hiten Dalal at the middle. Haryana captain Mohit Sharma with the ball.
Toss – Delhi v Haryana – Haryana, won the Toss and chose to Field
Haryana XI: Yuzvendra Chahal,J J Yadav,S R Chauhan,R K Tewatia,Mohit Sharma (C),R P Sharma (W),C K Bishnoi,Arun Chaprana,H J Rana,S P Kumar,Y R Sharma
Delhi XI: Himmat Singh,Nitish Rana,Shikhar Dhawan (C),Ishant Sharma,Pawan Suyal,Pradeep Sangwan,Hiten Dalal,Ayush Badoni,Anuj Rawat (W),Simarjeet Singh,Lalit Yadav
Toss – Services v Vidarbha – Vidarbha won the Toss & elected to Bat
|Services XI: V U Yadav,Varun Choudhary,Nitin Tanwar,Rahul Singh Gahlaut,Rajat Paliwal (C),Diwesh Gurdev Pathania,Nakul Verma (W),N K Singh,Aanshul Gupta,Lakhan Singh,N Yadav|
Vidarbha XI: A A Wakhare (C),A V Wankhade,J M Sharma (W),A V Wadkar,A K Karnewar,S K Wath,A S Thakare,D G Nalkande,Y R Thakur,Y V Rathod,M R Raut
Welcome to the evening session.
Services v Vidarbha at Holkar Stadium, Indore
Delhi v Haryana at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Toss updates by 6:45 pm. Stay Tuned.
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the points table with two days of group stage action left.
Elite D (Indore):
Goa 154/7 in 20 overs (Eknath Kerkar 38, Suyash Prabhudessai 35, Ravi Bishnoi 3/26) bt Rajasthan 117 in 19.3 overs (Vijesh Prabhudessai 3/28).
Saurashtra 180/4 in 20 overs (Samarth Vyas 66 n.o., Prerak Mankad 57) lost to Madhya Pradesh 181/4 in 19 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 88 n.o., Rajat Patidar 52).
Elite E (Mumbai):
Mumbai 94 in 19 overs (Santhamoorthy 5/20) lost to Pondicherry 95/4 in 19 overs.
Kerala 112/4 in 20 overs (Sachin Baby 51 n.o.) lost to Andhra 113/4 in 17.1 overs (Ashwin Hebbar 48, Ambati Rayudu 38 n.o.).
Manipur 105/8 in 20 overs (Amod Yadav 4/17) lost to Bihar 107/1 in 17.1 overs (Shasheem Rathour 60 n.o., Babul Kumar 31 n.o.).
Arunachal Pradesh 84/8 in 20 overs (Akhilesh Sahani 41 n.o.) lost to Meghalaya 88/1 in 14.5 overs (D.B. Ravi Teja 36 n.o.).
Chandigarh 204/6 in 20 overs (Shivam Bhambri 75, Bipul Sharma 42) bt Sikkim 73/4 in 20 overs (Varun Sood 34 n.o.).
Nagaland 178/6 in 20 overs (Shrikant Mundhe 32, Rongsen Jonathan 51, Chetan Bist 30, retd. hurt) bt Mizoram 101 in 19.1 overs (Lalhmangaiha 39, Nagaho Chisi 3/12, Khrievitso Kense 3/16).
An all-round performance from Pondicherry sees them get over the line with six wickets to spare. Mumbai’s losing streak continues. Their slump raises plenty of questions about their batting and bowling. The top-order has come a cropper so far while the bowlers have struggled to make inroads – something for skipper Suryakumar Yadav to ponder.
Pondicherry 75/3 after 15 Overs: Arjun Tendulkar got rid of Fabid Ahmed but Pondicherry are coasting at the moment. V. Marimuthu has joined Jackson. The two batsmen are content with the ones and twos. The target is in sight now.
Pondicherry 56/2 after 10 Overs: Shivam Dube has nipped out both openers but you’d imagine it’s a little too late for Mumbai or is it? Paras Dogra, who joined the centurion from last match, Sheldon Jackson, has retired hurt. Fabid Ahmed is at the crease.
Pondicherry 34/0 after 5 Overs: This has been a steady start by the Pondicherry openers. The new-ball pair of Dhawal Kulkarni and Arjun Tendulkar has been wayward, especially Arjun who has gone for 20 in his first 2 overs. Karthik and Rohit are untroubled at the moment.
End Innings: Saurashtra – 180/4 in 20.0 overs (Chirag Jani 16 off 13, Samarth Vyas 66 off 44)
End Innings: Mumbai – 94/10 in 19.0 overs (Arjun Tendulkar 3 off 7, Akash P 20 off 24)
End Innings: Goa – 154/7 in 20.0 overs (Lakshay A Garg 6 off 3, Malik Sirur 1 off 1)
End Innings: Kerala – 112/4 in 20.0 overs (Sachin Baby 51 off 34, Jalaj Saxena 27 off 34)
End Innings: Manipur – 105/8 in 20.0 overs (Kishan 10 off 10, Saroj 0 off 0)
End Innings: Arunachal Pradesh – 84/8 in 20.0 overs (Akhilesh Sahani 41 off 33, Karkir 1 off 1)
End Innings: Chandigarh – 204/6 in 20.0 overs (Gurinder Singh 22 off 9, Jaskarandeep Singh 11 off 7)
End Innings: Nagaland – 178/6 in 20.0 overs (Zhimomi 14 off 6, Nagaho 1 off 1)
|Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Aditya Tare, 2.1 ov) ,2-22 (Surya, 2.6 ov) ,3-26 (S D Lad, 4.3 ov) ,4-29 (S N Khan, 5.2 ov) ,5-39 (Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, 6.6 ov) ,6-42 (Sujit Naik, 8.4 ov) ,7-71 (Shivam Dube, 12.2 ov) ,8-74 (Atharva Vinod Ankolekar, 13.4 ov), 9-88 (Dhawal Kulkarni, 17.2 ov) ,10-94 (Arjun Tendulkar, 18.6 ov)|
What a performance from Pondicherry and Santhamoorthy. The latter wreaked havoc on the Mumbai top-order with a devastating new-ball spell and retured figures of five for 20 as Mumbai was skittled for 94. Shivam Dube top-scored with 28. Pondicherry need just 95 to win.
MUMBAI 78/8 after 15 Overs: It has been a procession of wickets at the Wankhede. Shivam Dube tried to stem the rot with a 25-ball 28 but was trapped in front by Sagar Udeshi. Fabid Ahmed got rid of Atharva Ankolekar in the next over.
MUMBAI 50/6 after 10 Overs: Santhamoorthy has wreaked havoc on the Mumbai line-up. He gets Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sujit Naik to complete a five-for. Pondicherry have been all over Mumbai like a rash from the word go.
MUMBAI 26/3 after 5 Overs: Mumbai lost opener Aditya Tare and captain Suryakumar Yadav early in the Powerplay, both falling to Santhamoorthy. Siddhesh Lad has joined Yashasvi Jaiswal. But Santhamoorthy is having a dream game with the ball. He gets Lad out as well. Mumbai reeling at the moment. Santhamoorthy has three wickets for just 11 runs from his two overs.
Mumbai XI: Dhawal Kulkarni,Aditya Tare (W),Surya (C),S D Lad,S N Khan,Akash P ,Arjun Tendulkar,Atharva Vinod Ankolekar,Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal,Shivam Dube,Sujit Naik
Puducherry XI: Ashith ,Rohit D (C),Sagar P Udeshi,M Viknesh,Aravind,Manikandan ,S Karthik,Santhamoorthy,Fabid Ahmed,Sheldon Jackson (W),P K Dogra
Elite Group E Standings
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Today’s Matches
Madhya Pradesh vs Saurashtra, Elite D Group, Emerald High School Ground, Indore – Saurashtra Won the Toss & elected to bat
Rajasthan vs Goa, Elite D Group, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore – Goa Won the Toss & elected to bat
Haryana vs Delhi, Elite E Group, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Services vs Vidarbha, Elite D Group, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Kerala vs Andhra, Elite E Group, TBD, TBD
Mumbai vs Puducherry, Elite E Group, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Pondicherry Won the Toss & elected to field
Nagaland vs Mizoram, Plate Group, TBD, TBD
Chandigarh vs Sikkim, Plate Group, Guru Nanak College Ground, Chennai – Chandigarh Won the Toss & elected to bat
Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh, Plate Group, TI Cycles Ground, Murugappa, Chennai – Arunachal Pradesh Won the Toss & elected to bat
Bihar vs Manipur, Plate Group, Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground, Chennai – Bihar Won the Toss & elected to Field
Where to watch?
All Group E and Group B matches happening in Mumbai and Kolkata respectively will be broadcast across Star Sports Network.