Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: Baroda take Punjab out, set up final vs Tamil Nadu in Ahmedabad

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Mandeep Singh’s fearless 24-ball 42 not out went to no end as Punjab lost the semi-last of the T20 homegrown competition to Baroda by 25 runs at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Punjab captain Mandeep Singh overcame a shoulder injury and thought of a brave thump of 24-ball 42 not out however it was insufficient as his group missed the mark concerning a 160-show focus against Baroda to 25 runs in the second semi-last of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Friday. Baroda, drove by Kedar Devdhar, will take on Tamil Nadu in Sunday’s last at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Mandeep Singh strolled in to bat at No. 7 in the wake of having gotten a shoulder injury while handling and the asking rate was all in all too much as Punjab didn’t have any force at the top. Gurkeerat Mann Singh hit a 37-ball 39 however he didn’t discover uphold and ultimately lost his wicket in the fifteenth over when Punjab were all the while going at under 6 runs for every finished.

Mandeep was in agony as he attempted to get his planning right at first however he got some successes out towards the end in an act of futility. Punjab’s unbeaten run reached a conclusion at some unacceptable opportunity as Baroda arrived up with a clinical exhibition on Friday.

All-round Baroda sparkle notwithstanding losing large stars

Baroda didn’t have their hotshot major parts in Hardik and Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda yet they have been helped by an aggregate exertion so far in the competition.

While it was Vishnu Solanki who conveyed in a last-over thrill ride in the quarter-finals, it was chief Kedar Devdhar who ventured up and conveyed on the enormous semi-last day. Devdhar opened the innings and hit a 49-ball 64 after which Karthik Kakade hit a 41-ball 53 to help Baroda post a better than expected absolute of 160 out of 20 overs.

While guarding the aggregate, Baroda thought of a clinical exhibition with the ball and on the field. While Lukman Meriwala beat out everyone else with 3 wickets, their defenders didn’t botch any getting opportunity that came their way as Baroda figured out how to get wickets at ordinary spans and ensure Punjab didn’t have any force through their innings.

Prior in the day, Tamil Nadu thought of a fine pursuing presentation, gunning down a 155-run focus against Rajasthan. Driven by Arun Karthik’s 89, Tamil Nadu ensured they didn’t take care of messy handling. M Mohammed got 4 wickets as Baroda endured a significant breakdown, losing their last 7 wickets for only 34 runs in the primary semi-final.Live

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