Suresh Raina‘s half-century and a three-wicket effort from Bhuvneshwar Kumar went in useless as Punjab defended a modest 134 towards Uttar Pradesh of their opening match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy right here on Sunday. Punjab posted 134 for seven in a Group A sport with opener and wicketkeeper Simran Singh scoring 43 off 41 balls. Anmolpreet Singh (35 off 27) was one other batsman who made a invaluable contribution.
Bhuvneshwar, who needed to pull out of the IPL with a thigh muscle damage, was spectacular in his comeback sport, returning with figures of three for 22 in 4 overs. Nonetheless, UP fell in need of the goal and ended at 123 for 5 in 20 overs to lose by 11 runs. Raina, taking part in his first aggressive sport in over 18 months, made an unbeaten 56 off 40 balls however it wasn’t sufficient to take his staff over the road.
The southpaw, who introduced his retirement alongside M S Dhoni on August 15 final 12 months, had pulled out of the IPL because of private causes after travelling to Dubai with the remainder of the CSK squad. Temporary Scores: Punjab 134/7 in 20 overs (Simran Singh 43; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/22, Ankit Rajpoot 2/28). UP: 123/5 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 56 not out; Siddarth Kaul 2/28). Punjab gained by 11 runs.
Different temporary scores: Karnataka 150/5 in 20 overs (KL Shrijith 48 not out; Parvez Rasool 2/18). J&Okay 107 all out 18.four overs (Abdul Samad 30; Abhimanyu Mithun 2/24, J Suchith 2/17, Okay Gowtham 2/13). Karnataka gained by 43 runs. Tripura 170/Three in 20 overs (Milind Kumar 61; Karn Sharma 1/23). Railways 173/four in 19.Three overs (Mrunal Devdhar 61 not out; Sankar Paul 3/17). Railways gained by six wickets.
Krunal Stars in Baroda Win
Krunal Pandya’s all-round present helped Baroda beat Uttarakhand by 5 runs of their opening sport of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy right here on Sunday. Put into bat in a Group C sport, hosts Baroda first rode on Pandya’s blazing 76 to submit a aggressive 168/7 on the board earlier than the bowlers held their nerves to limit Uttarakhand to 163/6 regardless of a combating 77 by Dikshanshu Negi. Krunal, who’s Baroda’s captain, additionally contributed with the ball handsomely to return with figures of two/33. Whereas batting, the left-handed Krunal took the Uttarakhand bowlers to cleaners, hammering 5 fours and as many sixes.
Bengal, TN start Marketing campaign in Model
Host Bengal started their marketing campaign within the Syed Mushthaq Ali Trophy T20 match with a thumping nine-wicket win towards Odisha in an Elite Group ‘B’ match, right here on Sunday. In one other match within the group, Tamil Nadu posted a crushing 66-run win over Jharkhand, courtesy opener C Hari Nishanth’s unbeaten 92-run knock and an all-round effort by the bowlers. Debutant medium-pacer R Sonu Yadav picked up three for 31 to star within the profitable begin.