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Karnataka edge out Uttar Pradesh, Punjab pick up easy win on Day 9 of 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Shreyas Gopal was the star performer for Karnataka as they beat Suresh Raina
Shreyas Gopal was the star performer for Karnataka as they beat Suresh Raina's Uttar Pradesh
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Modified 18 Jan 2021
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy defending champions Karnataka held onto their nerves to pick up a thrilling five-wicket over Suresh Raina's Uttar Pradesh. Courtesy of the win, Karun Nair's men still remain in contention for a spot in the quarterfinals.

In other Elite Group A action, Punjab continued their merry run in this edition of the tournament with a comfortable 22-run win to book their spot in the last eight. Jammu & Kashmir ended their season on a high by scaling down a 134-run target with 7 wickets and 25 balls to spare against Railways.

As part of the Elite Group C matches, skipper Rishi Dhawan proved to be the hero for Himachal Pradesh. With his side staring down the barrel at 50/6 at one stage, Dhawan (48-ball 61*) joined forces with A Jamwal (14-ball 27*), and the duo registered a 71-run stand to help Himachal Pradesh scale down a 118-run target with 7 balls left.

In the other Group C game, Axar Patel's Gujarat exhibited some great character to set the cat among the pigeons in the Baroda camp during the former's 177-run chase. However, Baroda did well to keep Gujarat within the target and pick up a 12-run win that fixed their spot atop the Elite Group C points table.

Odisha and Assam played out a close contest at Kolkata, with the former clinching a 4-wicket win. Riyan Parag's 26-ball 42 was overshadowed by a 48-ball 64 from Subhransu Senapati, the latter's knock helping Odisha chase down the 149-run target with an over to spare.

We also had two matches going into a Super Over on the 9th day of the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand emerging victorious in their respective clashes.

*Note: Tamil Nadu v Bengal match will commence at 7 PM IST. Result will be included post culmination of the match.


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Day 9 brief scorecards

Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh, Elite Group A at Alur

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Karnataka 136/5 in 19.3 overs (Shreyas Gopal 47*, Devdutt Padikkal 34, Karan Sharma 2/23) beat Uttar Pradesh 132/8 (Abhishek Goswami 47, Karan Sharma 41, Praveen Dubey 3/15) by 5 wickets.

Punjab v Tripura, Elite Group A at Alur

Punjab 183/3 (Mandeep Singh 99*, Gurkeerat Singh Mann 63, AS Sarkar 1/30) beat Tripura 161/4 (Milind 64*, UU Bose 50, Sandeep Sharma 1/21) by 22 runs.

Jammu & Kashmir v Railways, Elite Group A at Alur

Jammu & Kashmir 135/2 in 15.5 overs (Suryansh Raina 48, Abdul Samad 39, Karn Sharma 2/17) beat Railways 133/9 (Mrunal Devdhar 57, Pratham Singh 42, Umran Malik 3/24) by 7 wickets.

Baroda v Gujarat, Elite Group C at Vadodara

Baroda 176/4 (Vishnu Solanki 59*, Abhimanyu Singh 34, Axar Patel 2/13) beat Gujarat 164/9 (Dhruv Raval 41, Axar Patel 36, NA Rathva 3/4) by 12 runs.

Himachal Pradesh v Maharashtra, Elite Group C at Vadodara

Himachal 121/6 in 18.5 overs (Rishi Dhawan 61*, As Jamwal 27*, AN Kazi 2/10) beat Maharashtra 117/9 (R Gaikwad 33, AN Kazi 17, Rishi Dhawan 3/22) by 4 wickets.

Odisha v Assam, Elite Group B at Kolkata

Odisha 154/6 (Subhransu Senapati 64, Pratik Das 20*, Riyan Parag 2/24) beat Assam 148/5 (Riyan Parag 42, Rajjakuddin Ahmed 32*, Govinda Poddar 2/28) by 4 wickets.

Chhattisgarh v Uttarakhand, Elite Group C at Vadodara

Chhattisgarh 167/9 & 15/1 (Vishal Singh 37, Ajay Mandal 29, A Madhwal 2/17) beat Uttarakhand 167/9 & 3/0 (Jay Bista 92, Kunal Chandela 25, Sourabh Majumdar 3/35)

Jharkhand v Hyderabad, Elite Group B at Kolkata

*Scorecard to be updated soon

Published 18 Jan 2021, 16:43 IST
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