Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

Rajdeep Saha
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

28 Jan 2021: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

The semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is set to be held on Friday.

Tamil Nadu will take on Rajasthan in the first semi-final.

Meanwhile, Punjab will face Baroda in the second match.

Both matches along with the final will be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Ahead of a crucial battle on offer, we look at the details.

Rajasthan: Story of Rajasthan in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Rajasthan had earlier topped the Elite Group D with four wins and a loss in five games.

They finished with 16 points with an NRR of +0.503.

In quarter-final 4, Rajasthan overcame Bihar by 16 runs.

Mahipal Lomror's 37-ball 78* helped Rajasthan score 164/5.

In reply, Bihar managed 148/4 in 20 overs.

Mangal Mahrour's 68* wasn't enough.

Tamil Nadu: TN register five-wicket win against Himachal Pradesh

The Tamil Nadu cricket team has maintained a 100% record so far in the tournament.

TN finished first in Elite Group B, having claimed 20 points from five games with an NRR of +1.880.

In quarter-final 2, Tamil Nadu beat Himachal Pradesh by five wickets.

HP managed 135/9 in 20 overs with Sonu Yadav (3/14) impressing largely.

In reply, TN managed 141/5.

Punjab: Punjab's story in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Punjab won all their five games in Elite Group A, managing a healthy NRR of +2.483.

They beat Karnataka by nine wickets in a one-sided contest in the quarter-final 1.

Siddarth Kaul (3/15) was the top performer as Karnataka were bundled out for 87.

In reply, Punjab chased down the target in 12.4 overs.

Simran Singh scored an unbeaten 49.

Baroda: Baroda's story in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

In quarter-final 3 of the tournament, Baroda claimed a victory against Haryana.

Haryana managed 147/8 in 20 overs.

Karthik Kakade (2/7) was top notch for the Baroda side.

In reply, Baroda claimed an eight-wicket win off the final ball.

Vishnu Solanki scored an unbeaten 46-ball 71.

Earlier, Baroda won all their matches in Elite Group C.

They claimed 20 points (NRR +1.465).

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