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RESULT
1st quarter final, Ahmedabad, January 26, 2021, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
(12.4/20 ov, T:88) 89/1

Punjab won by 9 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

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Punjab's pace attack and top order knock out defending champions Karnataka

Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma and Arshdeep Singh combined to do the job for Punjab

Siddarth Kaul appeals for a wicket, England v India, 3rd T20I, Final, Bristol, July 8, 2018

File photo: Siddarth Kaul's double-wicket maiden dented Karnataka early on  •  Getty Images

Punjab 89 for 1 (Prabhsimran 49*, Mandeep 35*) beat Karnataka 87 (Kaul 3-15, Arshdeep 2-16, Sandeep 2-17) by nine wickets
Punjab's top order chased down their target of 88 with ease after their pace attack of Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh and Siddarth Kaul took seven wickets between them to rout defending champions Karnataka in the first Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarter-final, at the newly-inaugurated Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Medium-pacer Ramandeep Singh also chipped in with two middle-order wickets, and Karnataka never recovered after slipping from 24 for 0 to 26 for 4.
After openers Devdutt Padikkal (11) and Karun Nair (12) handed catches to mid-off within the space of four deliveries, Kaul dismissed Pavan Deshpande for a duck in a double-wicket maiden, Mayank Markande taking a stunning diving catch at midwicket. BR Sharath then edged Arshdeep and Karnataka were four down inside the powerplay. Aniruddha Joshi (27 off 34) and Shreyas Gopal (13 off 11) revived the innings briefly before Ramandeep had Gopal and J Suchith caught behind. Markande bowled Joshi with a googly at the other end, as the last five partnerships managed 15 runs in total, Kaul and Sandeep ending the innings with return catches of Abhimanyu Mithun and Prasidh Krishna. Currently joint-second on the wicket-takers' list this season with a tally of 13, Kaul finished with stunning figures of 4-1-15-3.
Punjab also lost an early wicket, that of Abhishek Sharma who slashed Mithun straight to point for 4 in the first over, before Prabhsimran Singh and captain Mandeep Singh stitched together an unbeaten stand of 85 off 70 balls. Prabhsimran drove and pulled the fast bowlers with disdain for two fours and three sixes, while Mandeep exhibited some elegant cover drives for his four fours and a six. Prabhsimran ended the game with a pull for six off Gopal in the 13th over.

Punjab Innings
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Elite, Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
PNJB550202.483
KNTKA541160.292
J + K532120.243
RLYS5238-1.357
UP5144-0.291
TPURA5050-1.427
Elite, Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
TN550201.880
BENG532120.654
JKAND532120.230
ASSAM5238-0.961
HYD5144-0.199
ODISA5144-1.569
Elite, Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BRODA550201.465
HP541160.940
GUJ532120.891
UKHND5144-0.981
MAHA5144-1.169
CGARH5144-1.390
Elite, Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
RAJ541160.493
MP541160.285
SAU532121.560
GOA53212-0.373
SVCS5144-0.145
VIDAR5050-1.907
Elite, Group E
TEAMMWLPTNRR
HRYNA550200.869
DELHI532121.913
KER532120.454
PONDI5238-1.192
AP5144-0.593
MUM5144-1.374
Plate Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BIHAR550201.161
CHGRH540185.763
NAGA540183.047
MEGHA532121.671
MNPR5238-1.076
SIKM5144-2.939
ARPR5050-2.393
MIZOR5050-4.521