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Tamil Nadu stage strong comeback to thump Mumbai


Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai 
After being outplayed by Karnataka on Thursday (November 21), Tamil Nadu took the field once again after just 15 hours and thumped Mumbai by seven wickets to stage a strong comeback in the Super League stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Quite astonishingly, Prithvi Shaw and Shams Mulani were the only two batsmen to touch double digits after Mumbai were sent into bat. While Shaw made 30 off 19, Mulani stood tall with a 52-ball 73 with the established guns departing for single-digit scores.
M Siddharth was the pick of the bowlers for Tamil Nadu, finishing with four wickets. Tamil Nadu did stutter in the chase at the start losing three wickets in the powerplay including that of skipper Dinesh Karthik, but opener Hari Nishanth stood tall and ensured his side didn't collapse. With Vijay Shankar anchoring one end, the target of 122 was brushed aside with ease as Nishant struck six sixes and finished unbeaten on 73 off 44 balls. Tamil Nadu completed the win with 37 balls to spare.
Brief scores: Mumbai 121/9 in 20 overs (Shams Mulani 73, Prithvi Shaw 30; M Siddharth 4-16, Sai Kishore 3-18) lost to Tamil Nadu 122/3 in 13.5 overs (Hari Nishanth 73*; Shams Mulani 3-26) by seven wickets
Baroda vs Delhi
Delhi opener Kunwar Bidhuri's fighting half-century went in vain as Baroda snatched a thrilling one-run win in Surat. Chasing 152, Delhi openers gave their side a decent start but the rest floundered. By the halfway mark, Delhi lost four wickets in the chase but Bidhuri's presence still kept them in the hunt. But Baroda kept making breakthroughs in the middle overs too and picked up the crucial wicket of Bidhuri in the final over. Needing 19 from five balls, Suboth Bhati stuck some lusty blows but still saw his side fall short by a solitary run.
Earlier in the day, a 63-run partnership for the second wicket was instrumental for Baroda as Delhi came back strong in the second half of the innings. Aditya Waghmode made 36 and Deepak Hooda chipped in with a 19-ball 26 but Nitish Rana made a vital contribution with the ball yet again to pull things back. Rana got rid of Hooda and Krunal Pandya as Baroda failed to recover and ended up posting only a modest 151 on board, which was just enough on the day.
Brief scores: Baroda 151/6 in 20 overs (Aditya Waghmode 36; Nitish Rana 2-22) beat Delhi 150/9 in 20 overs (Kunwar Bidhuri 68; Babashafi Pathan 3-24) by 1 run
Rajasthan vs Haryana
An allround performance from Harshal Patel was instrumental in Haryana's four-wicket win over Rajasthan. Harshal first contributed with the ball sending down four tight overs for just 19 runs while also picking up the wicket of opposition skipper Mahipal Lomror. With Rahul Tewatia also making an impact in the middle overs, Rajasthan stuttered their way to 123, a total they wouldn't have reached had Chandrapal Singh not hit a boundary and a six at the death.
Chaitanya Bishnoi then fell early in the chase but Harshal counterattacked by smashing four sixes and four fours in an entertaining 25-ball 41. Harshal and Tewatia then fell in the space of six deliveries to cause a slight panic in the dressing room but Sumit Kumar's unbeaten 23 carried Haryana over the finish line with 28 balls still remaining.
Brief scores: Rajasthan 123/7 in 20 overs (Ankit Lamba 38, Chandrapal Singh 25*; Rahul Tewatia 3-18) lost to Haryana 124/6 in 15.2 overs (Harshal Patel 41; Chandrapal Singh 2-16) by 4 wickets

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