Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021
Riyan Parag’s high-quality all-round displaying enabled Assam to beat Hyderabad by two runs in an exciting contest of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament on the Eden Gardens right here on Sunday.
Assam, inserted in, collected 159 for 5 earlier than managing to cease Hyderabad for 157 for eight. Parag led Assam’s revival following a disastrous beginning.
Kartikeya Kak bowled superbly to take two early wickets. Rishav Das was caught behind and Abhishek Thakuri was held at cover as Assam tottered at 40 for 3 after six overs.
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Parag (51 n.o., 40b, 3×4, 2×6) and Denish Das (14) rotated the strike to collect 36 runs.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Following Denish’s departure, Parag, who ran laborious and unleashed some lusty blows, and Saahil Jain (31, 21b, 3×4, 2×6) added 54 runs. Jain freed his arms in opposition to C.V. Milind and Ravi Teja to alter the momentum.
Jain skied Kak to level within the 17 over, however, Rajjakuddin Ahmed continued the nice work with Parag.
The explosive Rajjakuddin (31 n.o., 15b, 3×4, 2×6) thrashed the Hyderabad pacers, particularly Kak who leaked 24 runs within the 19 over, on either side to make the goal harder. Hyderabad faced troubles early as Assam utilized stress with some tight bowling.
Captain Tanmay Agarwal (15) was dismissed by Amlanjyoti Das, K. Sumanth (17) was run out by an excellent throw from Amlanjyoti and Tilak Varma (17) was eliminated by Rahul Singh.
B. Sandeep’s reverse-sweep was spectacularly caught by Denish at deep extra-cover in Amlanjyoti’s bowling, whereas top-scorer Himalay Agarwal (29, 22b,2×4, 1×6) was claimed by Parag. Hyderabad was 99 for 5 within the 15 over.
Spirited efforts by B. Rahul (21), Ravi Teja (24) and Tanay Thyagarajan (21 n.o.) went in useless as Assam bowlers, led by seamer Pritam Das, defended their whole regardless of the dew issue.
Assam 159/5 in 20 overs (Riyan Parag 51 n.o., Rajjakuddin Ahmed 31 n.o., Saahil Jain 31, Kartikeya Kak 3/42) bt Hyderabad 157/8 (Himalay Agarwal 29, Pritam Das 3/30)