Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16 January 3, 2016

Karnataka edge past Mumbai by one run

ESPNcricinfo staff

File photo: Stuart Binny blasted 38 and then picked up two wickets © AFP

Highlights of the day

After losing their first game of the season against Services, Karnataka bounced back by holding on for a one-run win against Mumbai in Cuttack. Karnataka, after being inserted, were boosted by a 38-run blast from Stuart Binny, which lifted the team to 162. Binny then struck with the ball, accounting for the crucial scalps of Shreyas Iyer and the captain Aditya Tare to peg Mumbai's chase back. However, Abhishek Nayar stayed firm, stroking 49 off 32 balls, to reduce the equation to 19 needed off 10 balls, with two wickets in hand. Nayar got Mumbai to within two runs of victory, but was caught behind off Vinay Kumar in the penultimate ball of the match, leaving the final pair of Pravin Tambe and Dhawal Kulkarni to collect the winning runs. Tambe, though, was run out off the final ball, putting Karnataka on the board.

Tamil Nadu posted their second win on the trot, after compiling a total of 151 and then bowling Bengal out for 82 in Nagpur. Rahil Shah was the pick of Tamil Nadu's bowlers, collecting 5 for 12, while M Ashwin chipped in with 2 for 9.

Harbhajan Singh shone with the ball for Punjab, his 3 for 8 setting up a comprehensive eight-wicket victory against Jammu & Kashmir. Harbhajan dismissed Mithun Manhas, Parvez Rasool and Zahoor Sofi in successive overs, restricting J&K to 105. Punjab then gunned down their target in 14.3 overs, thanks to an unbeaten 45-ball 58 from Mandeep Singh.

Delhi's Nitish Rana was the star of the show in Vadodara, smashing 97 off just 40 balls to fire the team to a 111-run win against Andhra. Rana drilled eight fours and sixes each during his blitz, and shared a 119-run stand with Milind Kumar (58) as Delhi compiled a total of 236 for 9. Andhra failed to gather any momentum in the chase and were shut out for 125, with Suboth Bhati, Pawan Negi and Shivam Sharma snaring two wickets apiece.

Other brief scores

Madhya Pradesh 106 for 3 beat Goa 104 for 6 by seven wickets

Gujarat 174 for 7 beat Vidarbha 114 by 60 runs

Uttar Pradesh 150 for 5 beat Odisha 118 for 8 by 32 runs

Baroda 142 for 5 beat Railways 133 for 6 by nine runs

Hyderabad 140 for 9 beat Himachal Pradesh 126 for 9 by 14 runs

Jharkhand 150 for 1 beat Tripura 146 for 7 by nine wickets

Kerala 129 for 7 beat Rajasthan 111 for 8 by 18 runs

Maharashtra 159 for 8 beat Services 128 by 31 runs

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  • bandya-lad on January 7, 2016, 11:42 GMT

    why mumbai selectors chages 1or2players every match. last year lad used for balling in powerplays first 6 over succesfuly

  • RajeshNaik on January 3, 2016, 14:53 GMT

    Karnataka always struggle against the teams they are supposed to boss over. In their Ranji group they lost to Maharashtra and almost lost to Haryana. Incidentally both Maharashtra and Haryana were whipping boys for all the other teams in the group. In One day championship their loss to Railways cost them dearly and Railways were the whipping boys for all the other teams in the group, Now here in T-20 championship, they lost to Services and I am sure Services are gonna be whipping boys of the group!

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