Himachal vs Mumbai, Final at Kolkata, SMA TROPHY, Nov 05 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
Final (D/N), Eden Gardens, November 05, 2022, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
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(19.3/20 ov, T:144) 146/7

Mumbai won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/15 & 2 catches
tanush-kotian
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Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Himachal Pradesh 143/8(20 overs)
37 (29)
3/15 (4)
Mumbai 146/7(19.3 overs)
36* (31)
3/27 (4)
34 (26)
2/24 (4)

8:10 pm Right. That was some way to cap off what has been an incredible Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Hope you enjoyed our coverage just as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Thank you for joining us, and until we meet next, stay safe, goodbye and goodnight!

Hear from Mumbai's heroes!

Sarfaraz Khan: We had previously reached the semi and the quarter. We also lost the Ranji final so we did not want to repeat that feeling. We had good team unity and it paid off. In the semi final and final, having 140-150 runs on the board always makes the game close. I wanted to stay till the end and once I knew there would be five fielders in the ring, I knew it was going to favour me.

Tanush Kotian: I was ready and just wanted to execute. Sarfaraz was giving me confidence and the way he played gave me confidence. So it gave me confidence that I could hit as well.

8:05 pm Phew! What a game! Most of us probably need a moment to catch our breath. It ebbed and flowed, and despite Mumbai having a star cast, Himachal Pradesh played their part to perfection. Mumbai, akin to Himachal, lost their way in the middle overs. But when push came to shove, they showed the requisite temperament to nudge across the finish line. A massive contribution from Sarfaraz, who saw wickets tumble around him yet managed to hold his nerve.

Take nothing away from the Himachal Pradesh unit, though, who scrapped for every run and made a middling target look as competitive as they could. The game probably turned in the penultimate over when Sarfaraz scored 10 runs off the final two balls. Sarfaraz was also dropped in the 18th over and as the dust settles, those are probably the two moments Himachal would rue most.

19.3
6
R Dhawan to Kotian, SIX runs

Kotian finishes it with one blow! Short delivery at the batter again and that is always asking for trouble, despite the dot delivery on the previous ball. Kotian sits deep in his crease and clatters it over the fine leg fence to send the Mumbai players and support staff into delirium! What a game this has been, and what a way to win it!

19.2
R Dhawan to Kotian, no run

banged into the track outside off stump. Kotian has a wild swipe across the line and misses the ball by an absolute mile

Four runs needed off five balls now. Surely this is Mumbai's game to lose now?

19.1
2
R Dhawan to Kotian, 2 runs

short delivery outside off stump. Kotian gets onto the back foot and smashes it over mid wicket. The sweeper on the fence fumbles and allows the second

Just six runs needed off the final over. All Kotian has to do is get Sarfaraz back on strike. Can Dhawan pick a wicket, though, and set the cat among the pigeons?

end of over 1917 runs
MUM: 138/7CRR: 7.26 RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Sarfaraz Khan36 (31b 3x4 1x6)
Tanush Kotian1 (2b)
Kanwar Abhinay 4-0-40-0
Mayank Dagar 4-0-24-2
18.6
4
Abhinay to Khan, FOUR runs

four more, Sarfaraz is taking Mumbai to victory! Very full delivery outside off stump. Sarfaraz watches the ball like a hawk before steering it past the keeper for four

18.5
6
Abhinay to Khan, SIX runs

and he pulls off a special stroke! Slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Sarfaraz's weight is on the back foot but he still manages to cream it over wide long off for six

16 off 8 balls. Skipper Dhawan will bowl the final over. Sarfaraz needs a boundary in these last two balls

18.4
1
Abhinay to Kotian, 1 run

yorker outside off stump. Kotian sits deep in his crease and drives the ball towards the sweeper at deep cover point for a single

17 off 9. What does Kotian do now? Does he go for the big hit or give Sarfaraz the strike?

The physio is out and after the precautionary checks, we are good to go

18.3
1
Abhinay to Khan, 1 run

slower delivery dug into the track outside off stump. Sarfaraz shuffles across and tries to shovel it into the leg side but only ends up miscuing it towards point for a single. Looks like the ball might have pinged Sarfaraz's helmet on its way to point

18.3
1w
Abhinay to Khan, 1 wide

bumper outside off stump that goes considerably wrong. Sarfaraz can't reach it at all as the umpire signal a wide for height

18.2
4
Abhinay to Khan, FOUR runs

massive shot under pressure! Back of a length delivery outside off stump. Sarfaraz stands up tall and bangs it over the bowler's head for four

18.1
Abhinay to Khan, no run

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Sarfaraz gets up on his toes and stabs the ball into the off side towards backward point

23 runs in 12 balls. KD Singh to bowl the 19th. Sarfaraz on strike. Who are you backing?

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
MUM: 121/7CRR: 6.72 RRR: 11.50 • Need 23 from 12b
Sarfaraz Khan21 (26b 1x4)
Tanush Kotian0 (1b)
Mayank Dagar 4-0-24-2
Vaibhav Arora 4-0-27-3
17.6
1
Dagar to Khan, 1 run

back of a length delivery on middle and off stump. Sarfaraz waits in his crease and eases the ball into the off side for another single

17.5
1lb
Dagar to Kotian, 1 leg bye

full delivery darted into the batter's boots. Kotian misses his flick as the ball deflects off the pads into the on side for a leg bye

Tanush Kotian, Mumbai's bowling hero, now walks out to bat. Can he bring a bit of calm to what has become a panicky batting display?

17.4
W
Dagar to Mulani, OUT

gone this time! Mumbai are crumbling under pressure! Length delivery pushed across the batter outside off stump. Mulani has an old-fashioned slog at it and gets a top edge that tamely lobs towards short third man, where the fielder does the rest

Shams Mulani c Abhinay b Dagar 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 66.66
17.3
2
Dagar to Mulani, 2 runs

full delivery on middle and leg stump. Mulani comes forward and tucks the ball off his pads towards deep mid wicket for a couple of runs

17.2
1
Dagar to Khan, 1 run

dropped, oh dear! Length delivery on middle and leg stump. Sarfaraz swings for the hills and gets a huge top edge. The ball comes down with rain on it and when it does, KD Singh puts it down at short fine leg

17.1
Dagar to Khan, no run

yorker fired outside off stump. Sarfaraz has a dab at it but is late on the stroke yet again. Makes no contact whatsoever

Dagar to bowl out

The required run rate is still relatively under control, with only 28 runs needed off the final three overs. What the last over has done, though, is Mumbai now have only four wickets to work with. How does Sarfaraz play this one out? Does he take it deep or attack now?

end of over 178 runs • 2 wickets
MUM: 116/6CRR: 6.82 RRR: 9.33 • Need 28 from 18b
Shams Mulani0 (1b)
Sarfaraz Khan19 (23b 1x4)
Vaibhav Arora 4-0-27-3
Mayank Dagar 3-0-20-1
16.6
Arora to Mulani, no run

back of a length delivery that tucks up Mulani. He tries to manufacture a single but does not manage to do so

16.5
W
Arora to Aman Hakim Khan, OUT

Vaibhav gets another! Drama at the Eden Gardens! Back of a length delivery outside off stump that might have stuck in the surface again. Aman looks to work to leg but closes the bat face too early. The ball pings off the leading edge towards the bowler, who leaps to his left and holds onto the chance

Aman Hakim Khan c & b Arora 6 (2b 0x4 1x6 4m) SR: 300
16.4
6
Arora to Aman Hakim Khan, SIX runs

six first ball, oh my! Banged into the track outside off stump. Aman throws the kitchen sink at it and scythes it over the deep point fence

Aman Khan is the new batter at the crease

16.3
W
Arora to Dube, OUT

Dube bites the dust! Himachal are not going anywhere! Back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump that comes off a bit slower than Dube expects. He has a massive swipe across the line and slices it terribly. The ball swirls towards short fine leg, where the fielder calls early and then completes it

Shivam Dube c sub (Amit Kumar) b Arora 7 (9b 1x4 0x6 16m) SR: 77.77
Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
E Sen
37 runs (29)
3 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
18 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
72%
SN Khan
36 runs (31)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
cut shot
8 runs
1 four0 six
Control
77%
Best performances - bowlers
TK Kotian
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
3
ECO
3.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
MA Avasthi
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossMumbai, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Series resultMumbai (Bombay) won the 2022/23 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Match days5 November 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
HP Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 7.2 ov)
T20 debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
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