Musthaq Ali Trophy: TN beat Goa for third straight win

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Rayudu along with his entire team did not leave the field and remained on the ground in a bid to start a Super Over.

Due to this drama, the match between Andhra and Kerala got reduced to 13 overs per side. "That is exactly why we went to the middle, we were actually going to warm up then", Rayudu said according to Cricbuzz. What I went and told the umpire was "sir you can not change the score, we are batting for 204 as our target".

Asked to bat, the Kerala batsmen failed to capitalise on the start they received from Sanju Samson and Vishnu Vinod, their openers, and were bowled out for 120 runs in 12 overs. The match was stopped for nine minutes, before the second innings.

Karnataka posted a narrow two run win over Hyderabad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 South Zone tournament in Vishakhapatnam on Thursday amid controversial circumstances. The team maintained its position and went about the chase with a target of 204 in mind. We were insisting that our match was not complete, we still have to play the Super Over.

Karnataka Manager B. Siddaramu said that when TV replays pointed out the boundary, they brought it to the notice of third umpire Anil Dandekar, who in turn alerted the concerned on-field umpire Gandhe. But his run out, followed by Akash Bhandari's, in the 20th over effectively dashed Hyderabad's hopes.

Mehdi Hassan's left foot was clearly touching the boundary. The Hyderabad management did not like the way the match officials, including match referee Rajib Debbarma, revised the target without consulting their skipper.

Saurashtra 131 all out (Jaydev Unadkat 33, Robin Uthappa 29; Atit Sheth 2/18) lost to Baroda 132/2 (Kedar Devdhar 62 not out, Deepak Hooda 32 not out; Chirag Jani 1/17). Ashwin Hebbar's 34-ball 64 played a crucial role in Andhra chasing the game down exactly off the last ball of the match.

Coming off half-centuries in the two previous games, Karthik held Tamil Nadu's innings together with a sparkling 56 on the back of which they scored 155 for 5.

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Skipper Vijay Shankar returned to the side after missing the first two games owing to injury concerns, but couldn't do much with the bat, falling for four to Amogh Desai.

While Tanmay belted four sixes and a boundary to get to 38 from 23 balls, Akshath's stay was studded with seven hits over the fence and three boundaries.

Binny, in the 11th over, took two quick wickets dismissing the inform Reddy.

Luckily for Bangalore, the two runs were added later on and their score became 205.

Skipper Sagun Kamat made the top-score of 41 but tight bowling by the Tamil Nadu bowlers made things hard. Washington Sundar and M Ashwin, the spinners, then picked up two wickets apiece to stop Goa at 130 for 7.

At Vizianagaram: Tamil Nadu 155 for five in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 56, Baba Aparajith 26, Sanjay Yadav 28 n.o., Amogh Desai three for 22) bt Goa 130 for seven in 20 overs (Amogh Desai 25, Sagun Kamat 41).

Points: TN: 4; Goa: 0. In reply, with one run required off the last delivery, D Ravi Teja smacked a six off Abhishek Mohan to help Andhra finish on 126 for 4 in 13 overs.

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