Get the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy live score, updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season, with Mumbai, Kerala, Andhra and Saurashtra among the teams in action.
ello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 matches being played in seven centres across India.
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Delhi Won by 6 Wickets
Meghalaya Won by 130 Runs
Haryana Won by 6 Wickets
Goa Won by 5 Wickets
Bihar Won by 8 Wickets
Chandigarh Won by 110 Runs
Nagaland Won by 9 Wickets
LIVE matches: Mumbai vs Kerala, 7 pm (Kerala has won the toss and elected to field)
Madhya Pradesh vs Rajasthan, 7 pm (Madhya Pradesh has won the toss and elected to field)
WICKET| Nidheesh dismisses Yashasvi (40, 32b, 4×4, 2×6) who finds Salman Nizar at deep.
After 10 overs, Mumbai 88/1: Yashasvi shifted gears in the sixth over to find 18 runs off Sreesanth’s third. He hit two sixes and a four. Tare kept attacking from the other end to add 88 runs for the first wicket. Mumbai has already smashed nine boundaries and three sixes. Skipper Suryakumar Yadav, a star for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020, has walked out in the middle.
For Kerala, K.M. Asif has been impressive with his lengths, but Sreesanth bowled 10 dots despite leaking 30 in his three.
At the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh has tightened grip on Rajasthan 61/3 (8).
WICKET|Tare pulls Jalaj Saxena (42, 31b, 4×4, 1×6) to find Robin Uthappa at deep. Mumbai 88/1
After 5 overs, Mumbai 38/0: Mumbai off to a decent start after the horror show against Delhi. After a quiet IPL, Yashasvi Jaiswal is swinging the bat like a sword. He snatched two consecutive boundaries of Basil Thampi’s second over. Sreesanth, making a comeback after eight years, has looked good conceding just 12 off his two overs.
When Sreesanth played the World Cup in 2011, Yashasvi Jaiswal was a school kid
Hi, this is Wriddhaayan and I am going to run you through the evening game, Kerala vs Mumbai, from Wankhede Stadium.
|Elite D (Indore):
Saurashtra 233/7 in 20 overs (Avi Barot 93, Prerak Mankad 59, Arpit Vasavada 39, Darshan Nalkande 4/32) bt Vidarbha 154 in 17.2 overs (Jitesh Sharma 43, Chetan Sakariya 5/11, Prerak Mankad 4/48).
Services 160/7 in 20 overs (Ravi Chauhan 62, Rahul Singh 37) lost to Goa 163/5 in 19.4 overs (Aditya Kaushik 78, Amit Verma 42, Mohit Kumar 3/32).
Elite E (Mumbai):
Andhra 124/9 in 20 overs (Ashwin Hebbar 32, Pradeep Sangwan 3/33) lost to Delhi 128/4 in 17 overs (Anuj Rawat 33, Himmat Singh 32 n.o.).
Pondicherry 148/4 in 20 overs (Sheldon Jackson 82, Paras Dogra 32) lost to Haryana 149/4 in 19 overs (Himanshu Rana 58, Shivam Chauhan 45).
Meghalaya 230/6 in 20 overs (Yogesh Tiwari 53, Punit Bisht 146 n.o.) bt Mizoram 100/9 in 20 overs (K.B. Pawan 33, Aditya Singhania 4/15).
Sikkim 110/8 in 20 overs (Ashutosh Aman 4/18) lost to Bihar 111/2 in 19.1 overs (Mangal Mahrour 55, Shasheem Rathour 38).
Chandigarh 178/5 in 20 overs (Manan Vohra 39, Shivam Bhambri 56, Ankit Kaushik 38) bt Manipur 66/8 in 20 overs (Gurinder Singh 3/10).
Arunachal Pradesh 145/7 in 20 overs (Techi Doria 36, Rahul Dalal 31, Akhilesh Sahani 31) lost to Nagaland 149/1 in 15.5 overs (Chetan Bist 50 n.o., Shrikant Mundhe 69 n.o.).
An all-round performance from Delhi earns them their second consecutive win in SMAT 2021. The bowlers set the tone early in the day, with wickets at regular intervals restricting Andhra to a modest score of 124. In response, Delhi lost their openers cheaply but the 50-run partnership between Nitish Rana and Anuj Rawat followed by Himmat Singh’s quickfire innings resigned Andhra to their second consecutive loss this season.
|FALL OF WICKETS: 1-5 (Shikhar Dhawan, 1.1 ov) ,2-10 (Hiten Dalal, 1.6 ov), 4-88 (Nitish Rana, 13.5 ov)|
DELHI 97/4 after 15 Overs: Anuj Rawat’s quickfire innings came to an end after he was caught behind off Sasikanth. Nitish Rana and Himmat Singh took Delhi closer to a big win before Rana was run out for 27. Lalit Yadav has joined Singh.
DELHI 58/2 after 10 Overs: Nitish Rana and Anuj Rawat are now set and have started playing their shots. Apart from a two-over initial burst from Harishankar Reddy, there hasn’t been a point in the day when Andhra’s quick men have threatened to dismiss the batsmen. Delhi have crossed 50. Anuj has been the aggressor with six fours. Rana has struck two boundaries so far.
DELHI 28/2 after 5 Overs: M Harishankar Reddy nipped out the openers Shikhar Dhawan and Hiten Dalal early in the Powerplay. Dhawan was caught at first slip while Dalal chopped one onto his stumps. Andhra bowlers have their tails up at the moment. Nitish Rana will be the key for Delhi. He has wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat for company.
End Innings: Arunachal Pradesh – 145/7 in 20.0 overs (Nazeeb Saiyed 24 off 25, Tempol 1 off 1)
End Innings: Chandigarh – 178/5 in 20.0 overs (Gurinder Singh 6 off 1, Jaskaran Sohi 8 off 3)
End Innings: Andhra – 124/9 in 20.0 overs (Shoaib Mohammed Khan 13 off 6, Stephen 0 off 0)
End Innings: Pondicherry – 148/4 in 20.0 overs (M Viknesh 5 off 2, Sagar V Trivedi 7 off 11)
End Innings: Sikkim – 110/8 in 20.0 overs (Lee Yong Lepcha 3 off 3, RAJIV 0 off 0)
End Innings: Saurashtra – 233/7 in 20.0 overs (Parth Chauhan 19 off 9, J Unadkat 0 off 0)
End Innings: Services – 160/7 in 20.0 overs (Diwesh Gurdev Pathania 0 off 2, Mohit Kumar 1 off 1)
End Innings: Meghalaya – 230/6 in 20.0 overs (Punit Bisht 146 off 51, Lerry 1 off 3)
Ishant Sharma and Simarjeet Singh skittled Andhra’s top-order before Lalit Yadav and Pawan Negi tightened the screws in the middle overs with economical spells. Andhra’s innings comprised just seven fours and three sixes with Ishant (2 for 17), Simarjeet (2 for 21), Lalit (2 for 22) and Pradeep Sangwan (3 for 33) keeping the batsmen under check. Ashwin Hebbar top scored with 32. Delhi needs 125 to win.
|FALL OF WICKETS: 1-10 (K S Bharat, 1.5 ov) ,2-11 (Ricky Bhui, 2.2 ov) ,3-15 (A T Rayudu, 3.4 ov), 4-36 (D B Prashanth Kumar, 10.2 ov) ,5-73 (M Dheeraj Kumar, 14.1 ov), 6-85 (Ashwin Hebbar, 16.2 ov) ,7-111 (K V Sasikanth, 18.4 ov)|
ANDHRA 77/5 after 15 Overs: Andhra limped past 50, thanks to a brace of boundaries by Hebbar off Lalit Yadav. Dheeraj showed intent with two back-to-back sixes off Pawan Negi but the latter had the last laugh after his sharp catch off Yadav’s bowling eventually sent Dheeraj packing. Delhi could’ve had another one but wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat failed to collect the ball cleanly with Hebbar still short of his crease.
ANDHRA 36/3 after 10 Overs: Pradeep Sangwan and Pawan Negi have done a good job of keeping a lid on the scoring. The boundaries have dried up for Andhra. Prashanth Kumar and Ashwin Hebbar need to get a move on.
ANDHRA 17/3 after 5 Overs: Andhra opener KS Bharat got a reprieve in the first over when Nitish Rana dropped a simple chance at first slip off Ishant Sharma’s bowling. But Simarjeet Singh, sharing the new ball with Ishant, ensured Rana’s drop didn’t prove costly when he had Bharat caught behind in the second over. Ishant too got his name in the wickets column when he clean bowled Ricky Bhui with one that came back in after pitching. Andhra was dealt another blow after skipper Ambati Rayudu was castled by Simarjeet. Ishant Sharma: 3 Overs, 10 Runs and 1 Wicket. Simarjeet Singh: 2 Overs, 6 runs and 2 Wickets.
DELHI PLAYING XI: Himmat Singh,Nitish Rana,Pawan Negi,Shikhar Dhawan (C),Ishant Sharma,Pradeep Sangwan,Hiten Dalal,Ayush Badoni,Anuj Rawat (W),Simarjeet Singh,Lalit Yadav
ANDHRA PLAYING XI: Ashwin Hebbar,Girinath Reddy,Ricky Bhui,Stephen,D B Prashanth Kumar,K S Bharat (W),A T Rayudu (C),K V Sasikanth,M Dheeraj Kumar,M Harishankar Reddy,Shoaib Mohammed Khan
TOSS UPDATE: Dhawan has won the toss and Delhi will field first
Delhi Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Hiten Dalal, Himmat Singh, Nitish Rana, Anuj Rawat(w), Lalit Yadav, Ayush Badoni, Pawan Negi, Pradeep Sangwan, Ishant Sharma, Simarjeet Singh, Pawan Suyal, Kshitiz Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Jonty Sidhu, Lakshay Thareja, Shivank Vashisht, Vaibhav Kandpal, Karan Dagar, Siddhant Sharma
Andhra Squad: Srikar Bharat(w), Prasanth Kumar, Ricky Bhui, Ashwin Hebbar, Ambati Rayudu(c), Naren Reddy, Girinath Reddy, Shoaib Md Khan, KV Sasikanth, Lalith Mohan, Cheepurapalli Stephen, Kranthi Kumar, Karthik Raman, S Ashish, Manish Golamaru, Dhruva Kumar Reddy, SK Ismail, Nitish Reddy