Before the T20I series starts against West Indies from 6th December, many Indian stars are taking part in Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League stage played in Surat on the 5th day on Monday.
Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul, Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer who are in the squad for the T20I series would get some time before the big series starts.
Out of these players, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer had a disappointing day with the bat. Shivam Dube had a decent with both bat and ball. Chahal proved his worth with the ball. Washington Sundar proved his worth with an all-round contribution leading Tamil Nadu to a win.
Haryana versus Baroda
Haryana qualified for the semi-finals defeating Baroda by 6 wickets played at CB Patel International Stadium, Surat.
Haryana captain Jayant Yadav won the toss and decided to field first. Playing for Baroda, A, Krunal Pandya could contribute only 11 runs in today’s match. The experienced Yusuf Pathan played an explosive innings scoring 45 off 34 balls with 1 four and 3 sixes. Vishnu Solkani 22 off 20 balls and Swapnil Singh 25 off 17 balls helped Baroda post 138 for 5. After an impressive performance against Delhi on 24th November taking 3 for 28, Chahal bowled another economical spell with figures of 1 for 23 in 4 overs.
Chaitanya Bishoni was explosive at the top of order with 56 off 41 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. Shivam Chahuan remained not out on 50 off 37 balls. Yusuf Pathan took 2 for 11 in 2.3 overs. Haryana won the match by 6 wickets with 15 balls to spare.
Rajasthan versus Maharashtra
Rajasthan took on Maharashtra in an all-important match played at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat. Rajasthan captain Deepak Chahar won the toss and decided to field first.
It was an impressive performance by Rajasthan bowlers who kept it tight not allowing Maharashtra batsmen to score runs easily. Deepak Chahar picked the wicket of Azim Kazi. Rahul Chahar was quite impressive with his line and length picking 3 wickets for just 5 in 4 overs. Rajasthan restricted Maharashtra to 99 for 9.
Chasing down 100 runs to win, Ankit Lamba provided a flying start adding 39 runs for the opening wicket with Mandender Singh. Mahipal Lomror remained not out on 35 off 34 balls to help Rajasthan secure their first win of the tournament by 6 wickets with 22 balls to spare. For Maharashtra, Satyajeet Bachhav, Azim Kazi, S Kazi and Naushad Shaikh picked 1 wicket each.
Mumbai versus Karnataka
Mumbai defeated table toppers Karnataka by 7 wickets in Group B match played at CB Patel International Stadium, Surat.
Mumbai captain Surya Kumar Yadav won the toss and decided to field first. KL Rahul who has been in superb form for Karnataka so far was dismissed for 0 by Shams Mulani.
The captain of Karnataka team Manish Pandey too fell cheaply for 4. Shivam Dube was quite impressive for Mumbai with figures of 2 for 39 in 4 overs. Rohan Kadam 71 and Devdutt Paddikal 57 helped Karnataka to recover from 19 and 3 to post 171 for 6 in 20 overs.
In reply, Prithvi Shaw looked in sensational form with a quick fire 30 off 17 balls. Shreyas Iyer scored just 14 runs. Surya Kumar Yadav led from the front remaining not out on 94 off 53 balls. The hard hitting Shivam Dube scored 22 off 18 balls with 2 sixes. Mumbai won the match by 7 wickets with 1 over to spare. Shreyas Gopal took 1 for 19, Ronit More and Praveen Dubey took 1 wicket each.
Tamil Nadu versus Punjab
Thanks to an all-round performance by Washington Sundar, Tamil Nadu defeated Punjab by 4 wickets played at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.
Tamil Nadu captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and decided to field first. Washington Sundar was quite impressive with his bowling giving away just 6 runs in his 4 overs. It was a tough pitch to bat on. Gurkeerat Singh Mann was the top scorer for Punjab with 25. Tamil Nadu restricted Punjab to 94 for 8 in 20 overs. Sai Kishore and M Siddarth took 3 wickets each.
In reply to 99 runs to win, Hari Nishanth and Shahrukh Khan provided a decent start adding 22 runs for the opening wicket. Dinesh Karthik could only score just 4 off 15 balls. With Tamil Nadu struggling at 38 for 4, Washington Sundar and Vijay Shankar played sensibly putting on 44 runs for the 5th wicket. Sundar showed his composure to hit the winning runs and remained not out on 45 off 44 balls with 1 four and 1 six.
For Punjab, Mayank Markande, Harpreet Brar and Abishek Sharma took 2 wickets each. Tamil Nadu won the match by 4 wickets with 3 balls to spare.