Inter-State T20 tournament 2016-17, West Zone February 1, 2017

Hooda's 51-ball 108 helps Baroda prevail

ESPNcricinfo staff

File photo - Deepak Hooda struck his maiden T20 century in a match-winning effort © BCCI

Deepak Hooda struck the third fastest T20 century in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to helped Baroda beat Gujarat by 15 runs and register their first win in the inter-state T20 competition.

Hooda struck three fours and nine sixes in his 51-ball 108 to fire Baroda to 201 for 8. A majority of those runs were accrued during the course of a third-wicket stand of 119 with Vishnu Solanki (42). Three Gujarat bowlers picked up two wickets each: Ishwar Chaudhary was the most economical among them, taking 2 for 12 off four overs.

Gujarat lost openers Dhruv Raval and Priyank Panchal in the space of three deliveries in the fourth over. When Manprit Juneja fell for 20, they were 61 for 3 in 6.2 overs. Rujul Bhatt (34) and Chirag Gandhi (56) briefly kept the chase alive, but the asking rate spiraled beyond 10 runs an over when Tushar Arothe sent back Bhatt in the 15th over. Rohit Dahiya struck an unbeaten 11-ball 29 to eventually reduce the margin of victory. Gujarat finished on 186 for 7.

Mumbai recovered from 74 for 5 in the 13th over to overhaul Saurashtra's 175 for 6 with two balls to spare and five wickets in hand in a thriller. Abhishek Nayar, who struck an unbeaten 76, helped bring the chase into the realms of possibility. He was aided by Shashank Singh, who made 47 not out off 22 balls, in a 102-run stand for the sixth wicket to help Mumbai remain unbeaten.

Saurashtra, who elected to bat, were driven by Cheteshwar Pujara's 42-ball 47 that bailed the team out of a precarious 53 for 3. Sheldon Jackson made 30, while Rajdeep Darbar struck 37 off just 24 balls before retiring hurt to give the innings a flourish in the end overs. Saurashtra batsmen were particularly harsh on Prathamesh Dake, who conceded 55 off his four overs.

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  • PRAVEENCRICKET14 on February 2, 2017, 8:55 GMT

    He's a beast striker. A bit more consistency and then there's our ODI number 6. Deepak

  • cricfan21140087 on February 2, 2017, 8:23 GMT

    @gsrayudu and Morgan too from sunrisers and now he's in great form

  • cricfan51302264 on February 2, 2017, 6:14 GMT

    This innings of Hooda is beginning of his good form in 2017. He has the potential but has been lacking in consistency. His batting average in T20 has been poor but strike rate has been phenomenal .If he continues to bat like this we will soon see him in India T20 squad .

  • cricfan53760564 on February 2, 2017, 0:35 GMT

    hooda should be in indian team and carry the same momentum

  • cricketexpert on February 1, 2017, 16:38 GMT

    Abhishek nair is unlucky to not play internatinal cricket for india , he picks up wickets moves the ball both ways hits big , india should have played him as fast bowling all rounde in past 6-7 years on away tours he could have been out abdul razaak but our managment just kept picking spinning all rounders or that usless selector sun binny . his skills with ball are very good pace is also ok around 125

  • Naresh28 on February 1, 2017, 16:37 GMT

    Hooda needs to be in our short format team. Him and Pant are the future for team India.

  • GSRayudu on February 1, 2017, 12:56 GMT

    All Sunrisers Hyderabad players are performing well at the moment..... Yuvraj, Hooda, Henriques, Cutting, Bhuvi, Nehra, Siddarth Kaul and importantly David Warner....

  • Rohan_K on February 1, 2017, 12:41 GMT

    Abhishek Nayar still a Champion in all formats with the bat & ball!! Great win for Mumbai, Tambe going strong as ever.

  • paramnp9 on February 1, 2017, 11:54 GMT

    May be players like Deepak Hooda had no backers and hence he is yet to play for India. This selection committee will pick players above 35 only. Hooda, Iyer, Pant, Kishan, etc are the players for the future.

  • cricfan18898771 on February 1, 2017, 11:50 GMT

    Honda is good power hitter but need him form that will carry the same in international level bz we have seen lot of hitter in domestic level but not bale to convert them in international level yousf hardik is one of them

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