Openers N. Jagadeesan and C. Hari Nishaanth’s sensible exhibiting earned Tamil Nadu a commanding 10-wicket win over Assam within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket event on the Eden Gardens right here on Tuesday.
Put in to bat, Assam managed to attain 126 for seven. Tamil Nadu achieved the goal in 15 overs to put up its second victory.
Even although Pallav Das punished Sandeep Warrier early, Tamil Nadu bowlers’ tidy efficiency saved their group on prime.
M. Mohammed offered the breakthrough within the fifth over as Pallav (19) pulled one to mid-wicket.
Tamil Nadu captain Dinesh Karthik utilised his sources effectively.
Bowling in tandem, spinners R. Sai Kishore and M. Ashwin caught to tight traces and extracted some flip to select up two wickets apiece. Sai Kishore accounted for Rishav Das (15) and Abhishek Thakuri, whereas Ashwin dismissed Denish Das (15) and Saahil Jain.
Assam, which couldn’t rating a boundary for eight overs within the center interval, had some reduction when Rajjakuddin Ahmed (29, 14b, 4×4, 1×6) performed a cameo knock comprising a number of massive hits on the onside and down the bottom.
Riyan Parag’s late cost (24, 26b, 1×4, 1×6) additionally helped Assam, which gathered 53 runs within the final 5 overs.
After getting used to the monitor within the first two overs, Tamil Nadu openers switched gears to play some entertaining pictures. Nishaant (47 not out, 40b, 5×4, 1×6) selected Arup Das and Jagadeesan (78 not out, 50b, 8×4, 3×6) picked Pritam Das for particular therapy to plunder 14 and 16 runs in third and fourth overs respectively.
The left-right mixture not solely pulled and drove with authority, but in addition ran effectively between wickets. Jagadeesan achieved his maiden fifty, whereas Nishaanth remained three shy of his second consecutive half-century.
The scores: Assam 126/7 in 20 overs (Rajjakuddin Ahmed 29) misplaced to Tamil Nadu 128 for no loss in 15 overs (N. Jagadeesan 78 n.o., C. Hari Nishaanth 47 n.o.)