Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Yuvraj Singh powers Punjab with all-round present, Rishabh Pant slams fourth successive fifty
It was an exhilarating Sunday in India’s premier T20 home match, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as six teams battled it out amongst themselves to progress via to the subsequent spherical of the match. But what stole the limelight was the shut encounter between Punjab and Karnataka the place veterans- Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh proved why they nonetheless have some out of fuel left within the tank. In one other match between Jharkhand and Mumbai, it was the crew from the Western half of India which clinched victory by simply 13 runs. Suryakumar Yadav confirmed some good type with the willow as he whacked a quickfire 33 of simply 15 deliveries to assist Mumbai submit a match-winning whole of 170. Meanwhile, Delhi, once-again led by Rishabh Pant’s half-century, received their match towards Tamil Nadu by eight wickets.
Rishabh Pant continues dream run
20-year-old Rishabh Pant slammed his fourth successive 50-plus rating within the SD on Sunday as he hammered an excellent 58 towards Tamil Nadu to assist Delhi beat their opponents by eight wickets. His quickfire knock which got here of simply 33 deliveries was laced with seven fours and three sixes. It was additionally Pant’s sixth T20 half-century and got here at a strike price of 175.76. This match was additionally touted as a battle between Pant and Washington Sundar and finally Sundar received the duel as he dismissed Pant for 58.
Veterans present they’ve fuel left within the tank
Sunday’s second match on the Jadavpur University second campus floor witnessed a nail-biting contest as Punjab defeated Karnataka through an eliminator. This was after each the teams had been tied to the identical scores of 159. In the eliminator’s one over, Yuvraj’s Singh excellent fielding helped Punjab limit Ktk to only 11 runs. Earlier, whereas chasing a goal of 159, Yuvraj performed a useful 29 off simply 25 balls whereas Harbhajan Singh smashed 33 of 19 balls. With the ball, Harbhajan was equally spectacular with figures of 29/1 in 4 overs.
Seamers have an excellent day out- Kulwant Khejroliya & Sreenath Arvind
The T20 format is mostly thought of to be a format favouring the batsmen as bowlers typically get walloped throughout the sector. However, on Sunday the seamers loved an excellent outing with the ball. Particularly spectacular had been Kulwant Khejroliya & Sreenath Arvind as they picked up 4 wickets respectively. Also on the cash was Dhawal Kulkarni as he bagged one wicket however was extremely economical as he returned with figures of 12/1 in 4 overs. Elsewhere Bengal seamer Sayan Ghosh additionally picked up three wickets.