12 Nov 2019, 17:51 IST
Mumbai held their nerve as they triumphed over a valiant Puducherry facet by 27 runs on the Wankhede Stadium within the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competitors.
After successful the toss and electing to bat, Mumbai acquired off to a blistering begin as they collected 27 runs of their opening two overs. Aditya Tare and Jay Bista have been significantly extreme on R Vinay Kumar who was carted for 15 runs within the second over of the match.
Nonetheless, the pacer acquired the higher of Bista a number of overs later when the opener perished making an attempt to try a ramp shot. Shreyas Iyer got here out to bat after the autumn of the primary wicket and seemed extraordinarily scratchy. His trigger wasn’t helped by Tare’s dismissal, who departed having scored 20 off 14 deliveries.
Thereafter, Suryaumar Yadav and Shreyas stitched collectively a significant stand earlier than the latter holed out to deep sq. leg when making an attempt to hoist Sagar Trivedi over the fence.
Fortuitously for Mumbai although, their skipper took over the run-scoring mantle adroitly and play an immensely dextrous knock of 57 off 37 innings, an essay that was the right mix of power and subtlety.
He was ably supported in direction of the top by Siddhesh Lad who popped up with a significant knock of 39 off 22 balls, an innings which ultimately propelled Mumbai to a rating in extra of 171.
As for Puducherry, Trivedi was the decide of the bowlers as he bagged a four-wicket haul whereas Aravindaraj additionally saved issues tight with a tidy spell of fast-bowling.
In reply, Shams Mulani bagged a few wickets within the PowerPlay as Puducherry’s chase was dented early. Nonetheless, Arun Karthik and Paras Dogra performed sensible knocks to maintain the guests within the hunt.
But, as soon as the latter was dismissed on 45 by Tushar Deshpande, Puducherry’s pursuit of the goal fell off a cliff, that means that they needed to feed off scraps for the rest of the sport.
And, although Subramanian Anand saved discovering the odd boundary, he needed to wage a lone battle as Mumbai emerged victorious by 27 runs.
For the hosts, Deshpande and Mulani bagged two wickets every whereas Atif Attarwala, Shivam Dube and Shardul Thakur scalped one apiece.
The victory meant that the house facet notched up their fourth consecutive win within the competitors and they’d now look to seal qualification in opposition to Bengal on the 14th of November.
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