Tare fifty leads Mumbai to 8-wicket win over Maharashtra
Skipper Aditya Tare led from the front with an unbeaten 65 as Mumbai thrashed Maharashtra by eight wickets in a Group D match of the
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament, in Cuttack, on Friday.
Chasing 156 for victory at the DRIEMS Ground, Tangi, Mumbai’s top-order came good, as an unbeaten 83-run third-wicket stand between Tare and Siddhesh Lad (31 not out) helped the side achieve the target in 16.1 overs.
Tare reigned in his 39-ball blitz, which was laced with three fours and four sixes, while opener Akhil Herwadkar (21) and Shreyas Iyer (38) also made useful contributions.
Earlier, put in to bat, the Kedar Jadhav-led side posted 155 for eight in 20 overs.
Prayag Bhati top-scored with 36 runs.
Pace spearhead Dhawal Kulkarni and leg-spinner Pravin Tambe bagged two wickets each.
Maharashtra 155-8 (Prayag Bhati 36, Nikhil Naik 31; Dhawal Kulkarni 2-28, Pravin Tambe 2-24) vs Mumbai 157-2 in 16.1 overs (Aditya Tare 65 not out, Shreyas Iyer 38; Satyajit Bachhav 1-20).
Karnataka beat Odisha by 6 wickets
Cuttack: Opener Robin Uthappa and Stuart Binny made short work of a modest chase to add to the team's fine bowling as Karnataka outplayed Odisha by six wickets in another Group D match.
If medium-pacer Abhimanyu Mithun and leg-spinners Shreyas Gopal and KC Cariappa, who took two wickets each, set up Karnataka’s victory, then the 53-run fourth-wicket partnership between Uthappa (48) and Binny (32 not out) helped the R Vinay Kumar-led side achieve the target in 17.5 overs.
Uthappa smashed six fours and a six in his 41-ball stay, while Binny's 30-ball knock was laced with two fours and a six.
Leg-spinner Tukuna Sahoo bagged two wickets, while Deepak Behera and Basant Mohanty picked a wicket each.
Earlier, put in to bat, Odisha suffered from lack of partnerships against a disciplined Karnataka attack to stumble to 102 for seven in 20 overs.
Abhishek Yadav top-scored with 31 runs as the rest of the batting disappointed.
Odisha 102-7 (Abhishek Yadav 31, Biplab Samantray 19; Abhimanyu Mithun 2-13, Shreyas Gopal 2-15, KC Cariappa 2-14) vs Karnataka 106-4 in 17.5 overs (Robin Uthappa 48, Stuart Binny 32 not out; Tukuna Sahoo 2-17).
UP beat Services by 57 runs
Cuttack: Skipper Eklavya Dwivedi top-scored with a 53-ball 89 as Uttar Pradesh notched a comfortable 57-run win over Services.
Sent in to bat, Uttar Pradesh posted 182 for six in 20 overs at the Barabati Stadium, and then restricted Services to 125 for nine.
Dwivedi smashed eight boundaries and five sixes during his stay in the middle and put on 109 runs for the third wicket with opener Prashant Gupta (43) in 12 overs.
Gupta found the fence six times before Saurabh Dubey scored an unbeaten, quickfire 38 off 17 balls, with the help of two fours and three sixes.
Raushan Raj was the most successful bowler for Services, returning figures of 3 for 42 in his quota of four overs.
In reply, Services struggled. With the exception of Yashpal Singh, and Vikas Hathwala to an extent, none of the batsmen could make an impact.
Yashpal blazed his way to 47 off 32 balls, hitting five boundaries and two sixes, while Hathwala made 31 off 33 balls.
Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoor, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav picked two wickets each for Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh 182-6 (Eklavya Dwivedi 53, Prashant Gupta 43; Raushan Raj 3-42 vs Services 125-9 (Yashpal Singh 47, Vikas Hathwala 31).