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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