N. Jagadeesan scored his second successive half-century as Tamil Nadu cruised to an eight-wicket win over Odisha in an Elite Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 event on the Eden Gardens right here on Thursday.
Odisha spoiled begin to collect 132 for 9 as Tamil Nadu secured its third victory in 15.1 overs to stay on prime of the desk.
-Spinners choke Odisha-
Openers Gaurav Choudhary (19, 14b, 2×4, 1×6) and Rajesh Dhuper (22, 26b, 3×4) took Aswin Crist and Sandeep Warrier to the duty as Odisha, electing to bat, collected 34 runs within the first three overs.
Dinesh Karthik arrested the run movement by using spin as left-arm spinner R.Sai Kishore made a direct influence by castling Chaudhary in his second supply.
After Govinda Poddar’s fall, Subhanshu Senapati (20, 18b, 2×4) and Dhuper tried to regular the boat.
The partnership didn’t final lengthy as Senapati drove Ashwin straight to mid-wicket within the 11th over.
Crist, who had leaked 18 runs in his second over, bounced again as he mounted strain by taking two wickets within the 13th over. Dhuper and captain Biplab Samantray perished of their try and dominate Crist.
Ashwin, who blended his leg-breaks and googlies effectively, dealt two extra blows by eradicating Ankit Yadav and Sarbeswar Mohanty.
Suryakant Pradhan scored a fast 10-ball 23, together with two sixes and a boundary to assist Odisha cross 130. Mohammed claimed two wickets within the ultimate over.
-Jagadeesan shines again-
Tamil Nadu’s in-form openers Jagadeesan (61, 38b, 4×4, 4×6) and Hari Nishaanth (29, 22b, 4×4, 1×6) batted aggressively to place up 56 runs for the opening stand.
Left-arm spinner Pappu Roy offered the breakthrough by eradicating Nishaanth, who drove fantastically on both aspect, caught at long-off within the seventh over.
Jagadeesan, who exhibited timing and energy, pulled and drove with authority performed the function of an aggressor as he made 54 runs within the partnership with Ok.B. Arun Karthick (28 n.o., 21b, 3×4, 1×6) earlier than scooping Ankit Yadav to quick fine-leg nearer to the profitable goal.
Middle-order batsman Shahrukh Khan with a few lusty blows ensured Tamil Nadu crosses the road in 15.1 overs with eight wickets in hand.
Elite A (Bengaluru):
Punjab 200/Four in 20 overs (Prabhsimran Singh 63, Abhishek Sharma 107) bt Railways 83 in 17.1 overs (Arshdeep Singh 3/16, Harpreet Brar 4/22)
Uttar Pradesh 124/5 in 20 overs (Priyam Garg 35, Mujtaba Yousuf 3/14) misplaced to Jammu & Kashmir 126/2 in 15 overs (Abdul Samad 54 n.o., Shubham Khajuria 34 n.o.)
Karnataka 167/5 in 20 overs (Rohan Kadam 31, Devdutt Padikkal 99 n.o.) bt Tripura 157/Four in 20 overs (Rajat Dey 44 n.o., Manisankar Murasingh 61 n.o.)
Elite B (Kolkata):
Jharkhand 233/Three in 20 overs (Virat Singh 103 n.o., Saurabh Tiwary 57, Kumar Deobrat 31 n.o.) bt Assam 182/7 in 20 overs (Pallavkumar Das 46, Riyan Parag 67, Monu Kumar 3/23)
Odisha 132/9 in 20 overs (M. Ashwin 3/16) misplaced to Tamil Nadu 136/2 in 15.1 overs (N. Jagadeesan 61)
Elite C (Vadodara):
Chhattisgarh 90 in 17.Three overs (Lukman Meriwala 5/8) misplaced to Baroda 91/1 in 12.Three overs (Kedar Devdhar 44 n.o., Vishnu Solanki 42 n.o.)
Himachal 141/5 in 20 overs (Prashant Chopra 35, Rishi Dhawan 43, Digvijay Rangi 35 n.o.) bt Gujarat 115 in 19.Four overs (Piyush Chawla 39, Vaibhav Arora 3/16)
Maharashtra 141/Four in 20 overs (Kedar Jadhav 61, Azim Kazi 31 n.o.) misplaced to Uttarakhand 145/Four in 18.1 overs (Jay Bista 69 n.o.)