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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: Nitish Rana stars in Delhi’s victory against Mumbai; Chahar cousins shine in Rajasthan’s win

Here’s a report from all the matches played on Day 2 of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021:

A Clinical Performance from Delhi was on display as they registered a clinical win against the hosts, Mumbai in Wankhede.

Delhi started the match on front foot. Openers Shikhar Dhawan 23 off 23 balls( 2 Fours) and Hiten Dalal 24 off 13 balls (5 fours), with a strike rate 184.62, gave their team a solid start. Later it was followed by another breathtaking storm from Nitish Rana 74 off 37 balls (7 fours and 5 sixes) and his companions Himmat Singh 53 off 32 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes), Lalit Yadav 21* off 10 balls(2 fours and 1 six) taking Delhi to a mammoth score of 206/4 in their 20 overs.

In reply, the hosts never looked like they are in the game, Delhi ace trios Simranjeet ( 2/29), Ishant Sharma (2/16) and Pradeep Sangwan (3/20) dazzled past the star-studded top order of Mumbai. IPL Stalwart Surya Kumar Yadav got out for a low score(7 runs). Shivam Dube 63 off 42 balls ( 3 fours and 5 sixes) provided a late blitzkrieg to Mumbai but the required rate was too much for the individual to handle. Delhi was too emphatic and clinical in opening encounter match of Elite Group E against the hosts.

Brief Score:

Delhi: 206/4 in 20 overs

Nitish Rana: 74(37)
Himmat Singh: 53(32)

Shams Mulani: 2/43(4)

Mumbai: 130/10 in 18.1 overs

Shivam Dube: 63(43)

Pradeep Sangwan: 3/20

Result: Delhi won by 76 runs

Haryana registered a comfortable win against Andhra Pradesh in Elite Group E clash in Mumbai.

Brief Score:

Elite E (Mumbai): Andhra 107/6 in 20 overs

Ricky Bhui 39(41)

Jayant Yadav 4-0-13-3

Haryana 108/4 in 15.5 Overs.

Chaitanya Bishnoi 42* (39)

Cheepurapalli Stephen 3-0-13-1

Result: Haryana won by 6 wickets

Saurashtra registered a 3 wicket win against Services in Elite Group D Clash in Indore. Batting first, Rahul Singh scored 76 of 40 balls to take Services to 163/6 in 20 overs. In reply cameos from Avi Barot 24(24), Harvik Desai 22(16), Arpit Vasavada 34(26), Chirag Jani 34*(19) and Vishvaraj Jadeja 23(10) helped Saurashtra to chase 163 with 5 balls to spare.

Brief Score:

Services 163/4 in 20 overs
Rahul Singh 70(40)

Chetan Sakariya 4-0-19-1

Saurashtra: 166/6 in 19.1 overs

Chirag Jani: 34*(19)

Varun Choudhary: 4-0-39-3

Result: Saurashtra won by 4 wickets

Rajasthan go their first win onboard against Vidarbha in Elite D Group encounter at Emerald High School Ground, Indore.

Brief Score:

Vidarbha 104 all out in 19.3 overs All out.

Siddhesh Wath 31 (45)

Deepak Chahar 3.3-0-10-3
Rahul Chahar 4-0-27-3

Rajasthan 106/7 in 14.3 overs

Arjit Gupta 41* (23)

Darshan Nalkande 3-1-20-4 Akshay Wakhare 4-0-33-3

Result: Rajasthan won by 3 wickets

Madhya Pradesh recorded a narrow 6 runs win against Goa in a high scoring game in Elite Group D Clash in Indore.

Brief Score:

Madhya Pradesh – 214/3 in 20 overs

Rajat Patidar 96 (51) Venkatesh Iyer 87 (52)

Ashoke Dinda 4-0-45-2

Goa 208/7 in 20 overs
Suyash Prabhudessai: 48*(22)
Eknath Kerkar: 45(18)

Ankit Sharma: 4-0-32-2

Result: Madhya Pradesh won by 6 runs

Kerala scored a comforscored victory against Pondicherry in Elite Group E Clash in Mumbai Jalal Saxena’s bowled an excellent spell of 3/13 as he helped Kerala to restrict Pondicherry to 138/6.
Kerala chased the total with cameos from Sanju Samson 32(26), Mohammad Azharuddeem 30(18) and Robin Uthappa 21(18) to seal the game with 10 balls to spare.

Brief Score:

Pondicherry: 138/6 in 20 overs

Ashit Rajiv: 33*(29).
Paras Dogra: 26(25).

Jalaj Saxena: 4-0-13-2

Kerala: 139/4 in 18.2 overs

Sanju Samson 32(26)
M.D Azharudeen 30(18)

Ashith Rajiv : 4-0-18-3

Result: Kerala won by 6 wickets

Results of Plate Group F:

Meghalaya 62 in 13 overs (D.B. Ravi Teja 35 runs off 31 balls) lost to Manipur 66/4 in 12.1 overs (Narsingh Yadav 33* runs off 31 balls) by 6 wickets.

*Match was restricted to 13-overs-a-side due to wet outfield.

Bihar 122 all out 20 overs (Manav Patil 4-0-20-4) beat Arunachal Pradesh 104/9 in 20 overs (Ashutosh Aman 4-0-17-3, Sachin Kumar Singh 4-0-22-3) by 18 runs.

Mizoram 47/3 in 5 overs lost to Sikkim 50/0 in 3.4 overs.

*Match was restricted to five-overs-a-side due to wet outfield.

Chandigarh vs Nagaland. Match abandoned.

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