Final (N), Surat, Dec 1 2019, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
(20 ov, target 181)179/6
Karnataka won by 1 run
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Karnataka clinch last-ball thriller to defend Syed Mushtaq Ali title

Karnataka became the first team to hold both white-ball titles in the same domestic season

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Scorer: @Diamond_Khaan
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Karnataka180/5(20 overs)
Tamil Nadu179/6(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
TN: 179/6CRR: 8.95 
Murugan Ashwin1 (1)
Ravichandran Ashwin16 (9)
Krishnappa Gowtham4-0-31-1
Vasuki Koushik4-0-38-0

And as team Karnataka lift the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, it's time for us to say goodbye. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the final. See you soon for more cricket!

10.40pm Time for the presentation.

Dinesh Karthik: "Disappointed, but proud of the boys. The boys showed what they were capable of in the tournament. At the start of the year, if you told me we'd be in two white-ball finals, I'd have taken it. We need to take this confidence into the Ranji Trophy."

Manish Pandey: "We had won it last year, but victory was sweeter this time. The way the boys played whole tournament was unbelievable. I can't thank anyone individually, everyone put in so much effort. I thought I was the best man to take responsibility so that's how I batted. Luckily, that happened. Looking forward to the India series, but tomorrow a big series to come... I'm getting married tomorrow (laughs). Thank you Surat, you've been amazing all the games9"

10.30pm So Karnataka successfully defend their domestic 20-over title. Their support staff run into the ground to celebrate with them. R Ashwin looked pretty devastated and now the TN players shake hands with their opponents. This was a classic final, one that deserved the full-house crowd that made their way to the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium. Karnataka are now holders of the 50-over title as well as the 20-over title.

Anjan: "There's not much difference between the sides in terms of runs scored or the strike rate of the batsmen. But TN conceded 9 runs in wides, and KN gave away just 1!"

Sowmya : "A wide was given off Washington Sundar's bowling which brushed Manish Pandey's pads. DK was very upset with the umpire KN Anantapadmanabhan. T20 is a format where everything counts, isn't it?? "

Gowtham to Ashwin, 1 run

Karnataka win by one run! Full on middle, and he swipes to the leg side, but the ball hits his boot instead. They scamper across for a single as Gowtham picks up the ball and removes the stumps to show that it's a dead delivery. For R Ashwin's part, he was trying to take a second run, but by then it was called a dead ball already. Heartbreak for TN, joy for Karnataka. The rivalry gets a new chapter....

TN need three off one ball. Karnataka can't concede more than one. If two runs are scored, then we have a Super Over. OMG! R Ashwin, meanwhile, has removed his pads.

Gowtham to Shankar, 1 run, OUT

full on middle, and angling across. Swiped to long on where Pandey drills a throw to the keeper. They're coming back for the second, but Vijay may be struggling. Yes, looks like his dive wasn't good enough! TN get only a single, and now they need three runs off the final ball

Vijay Shankar run out (Pandey/†Rahul) 44 (27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 162.96

TN need 4 off two balls

Gowtham to Ashwin, 1 run

low full toss on off, and he clobbers a drive to Pandey at long on

TN need five of three

Gowtham to Ashwin, no run

length ball on off, and angling across. Can't connect

Gowtham to Ashwin, FOUR runs

what have you done, Padikkal?! Length ball on leg, and he swipes this away to deep midwicket. In the air as Padikkal runs forward to take the catch, but the ball lands in front of him and then squeaks past him for a boundary. Karnataka can't believe it

around the wicket

Gowtham to Ashwin, FOUR runs

hammered! Full outside off, and he goes down on one knee to clatter a shot over the bowler!

Gowtham with the ball. Pandey chatting with him. Mayank observing from behind.

end of over 1912 runs
TN: 168/5CRR: 8.84 RRR: 13.00 • Need 13 from 6b
Ravichandran Ashwin7 (5)
Vijay Shankar43 (26)
Vasuki Koushik4-0-38-0
Ronit More4-0-32-2
Koushik to Ashwin, 1 run

full on off, and he slogs it to wide long on. They want two, but can't get it. That means Ashwin's on strike for the final over

Massive delivery coming up...

Koushik to Shankar, 1 run

low full toss on middle, and drilled to wide long on

Otaj: "I've already seen Yasir in the nervous nineties today. Don't know how much more excitement my heart can take!"

Koushik to Shankar, FOUR runs

up and over! Length ball, outside off, and he times this beautifully over cover! Waited for the delivery to get to him and then transferred his power onto the front foot

TN need 19 off nine

Koushik to Ashwin, 1 run

yorker, just outside off. He opens the bat's face and wedges it behind point

Koushik to Ashwin, FOUR runs

Ashwin riding his luck! Yorker on middle, and he swings wildly, but toe-ends the delivery to the fine-leg fence

Koushik to Shankar, 1 run

full ball outside off, and he comes down the track to muscle it away. Can only find the man at cover

Can we see a Super Over folks? Can you heart take it? Here's Koushik. That means K Gowtham is likely to bowl the final over. Massive risk

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
TN: 156/5CRR: 8.66 RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Ravichandran Ashwin1 (2)
Vijay Shankar37 (23)
Ronit More4-0-32-2
Vasuki Koushik3-0-26-0
More to Ashwin, no run

vital dot ball! Wide yorker outside off, but inside the tramlines. Tries to get bat on ball but the attempted flayed shot can't make any contact. TN need 25 off 12

More to Shankar, 1 run

full on middle, and driven to long off for just a single. Crucial ball coming up

More to Ashwin, 1 run

length ball into his pads. Nudged to the leg side

More to Shankar, 1 run

full on middle, and drilled to long on for a single

More to Shankar, 2 runs

full, outside leg stump and chipped into the gap near deep midwicket. Chance of a run-out at the bowler's end, but the throw from the deep didn't have the power

More to Aparajith, OUT

Pandey's under it! Length ball, getting big on the batsman, but he can't resist to go for the big shot. Looks to loft it over long on, but mistimed completely. The captain makes no mistake

Baba Aparajith c Pandey b More 40 (25b 1x4 3x6) SR: 160
end of over 1711 runs
TN: 151/4CRR: 8.88 RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Baba Aparajith40 (24)
Vijay Shankar33 (20)
Vasuki Koushik3-0-26-0
Jagadeesha Suchith4-0-38-1
Koushik to Aparajith, 1 run

full and wide outside off, and he throws his bat at this. Flayed away to deep point. Eleven off the over

Koushik to Shankar, 1 run

good length, outside off, and cut to deep point

Match details
Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
TossTamil Nadu, elected to field first
SeriesSyed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Series resultKarnataka (and Mysore) won the 2019/20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Match days01 December 2019 - night(20-over match)
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
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Rohan Pandit
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Virender Sharma
Match Referee
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Sunil Chaturvedi