Gujarat v Punjab, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, final March 31, 2013

Gujarat win Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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Gujarat 128 for 4 (Pathan 32, Rajwinder 2-40) beat Punjab 122 for 8 (Amitoze 49, Bumrah 3-14) by 6 wickets
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Gujarat beat Punjab by six wickets in the final in Indore to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Punjab elected to bat, but were in all sorts of trouble as they were reduced to 20 for 4, through the bowling of Mehul Patel, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Dahiya. Chandan Madan and Amitoze Singh put up a 44-run partnership for the fifth wicket to help steady the innings.

Once Madan was dismissed, Gurinder Singh and Amitoze put up a further 49 runs, to leave Punjab at 113 for 6. Amitoze top-scored with 49, as Punjab stuttered to 122 for 8. Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 14, and was ably supported by Mehul's 2 for 26.

Gujarat started badly, as they lost their wicketkeeper captain Parthiv Patel with the score on 2. Asad Pathan and Niraj Patel put up a 50-run partnership, before they were both dismissed with the score on 52. Manprit Juneja and Abdulahad Malik put up a further 64 runs, as Gujarat kept abreast with the required run-rate. Ultimately Malik and Akshar Patel sealed the victory in the 18th over, and with six wickets in hand.

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  • shrastogi on March 31, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Congratulations to Gujarat. The year has been good for its state teams in domestic cricket with Saurashtra reaching Ranji final. Baroda used to be the flag bearer of the teams from state in domestic cricket but other teams - Gujarat, Saurashtra - are performing as well. At the same time one would like to mention about ineqaulity of team represention and hence to players in domestic cricket. Gujarat and Maharshtra for historic reasons have three teams and Andhra has two but a big state like UP has only one team. This is not fair. This is like in football and cricket where England, Scotland, Wales have different teams competing. Whether big or small the fairness says one should have only one team from each state. If that is not possible at least BCCI funds should go in proportion of population to each state (though I dont know how they are dispersed presently) so that players of such state do not feel lack of opportunity.

  • wolf777 on March 31, 2013, 21:05 GMT

    Keep up Gujju Boys...hope GCA puts more efforts in young players like AUK Pathan, Juneja, Malik and others. GCA needs to see that these guys get opportunities to develop their talent...

  • misplacd1 on March 31, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Congrats to everyone! We have promising youngsters and hopefully our performance in Ranji too will improve.

  • shrastogi on March 31, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Congratulations to Gujarat. The year has been good for its state teams in domestic cricket with Saurashtra reaching Ranji final. Baroda used to be the flag bearer of the teams from state in domestic cricket but other teams - Gujarat, Saurashtra - are performing as well. At the same time one would like to mention about ineqaulity of team represention and hence to players in domestic cricket. Gujarat and Maharshtra for historic reasons have three teams and Andhra has two but a big state like UP has only one team. This is not fair. This is like in football and cricket where England, Scotland, Wales have different teams competing. Whether big or small the fairness says one should have only one team from each state. If that is not possible at least BCCI funds should go in proportion of population to each state (though I dont know how they are dispersed presently) so that players of such state do not feel lack of opportunity.

  • wolf777 on March 31, 2013, 21:05 GMT

    Keep up Gujju Boys...hope GCA puts more efforts in young players like AUK Pathan, Juneja, Malik and others. GCA needs to see that these guys get opportunities to develop their talent...

  • misplacd1 on March 31, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Congrats to everyone! We have promising youngsters and hopefully our performance in Ranji too will improve.

  • misplacd1 on March 31, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Congrats to everyone! We have promising youngsters and hopefully our performance in Ranji too will improve.

  • wolf777 on March 31, 2013, 21:05 GMT

    Keep up Gujju Boys...hope GCA puts more efforts in young players like AUK Pathan, Juneja, Malik and others. GCA needs to see that these guys get opportunities to develop their talent...

  • shrastogi on March 31, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Congratulations to Gujarat. The year has been good for its state teams in domestic cricket with Saurashtra reaching Ranji final. Baroda used to be the flag bearer of the teams from state in domestic cricket but other teams - Gujarat, Saurashtra - are performing as well. At the same time one would like to mention about ineqaulity of team represention and hence to players in domestic cricket. Gujarat and Maharshtra for historic reasons have three teams and Andhra has two but a big state like UP has only one team. This is not fair. This is like in football and cricket where England, Scotland, Wales have different teams competing. Whether big or small the fairness says one should have only one team from each state. If that is not possible at least BCCI funds should go in proportion of population to each state (though I dont know how they are dispersed presently) so that players of such state do not feel lack of opportunity.