PUN beats KAR to reach semis: KXIP’s Mandeep Singh, SRH’s Siddhart Kaul shines as Punjab beat defending champions Karnataka by 9 wickets
Siddharth Kaul’s three-wicket haul and Prabhsimran Singh’s unbeaten 49-run knock helped Punjab defeat defending champions Karnataka by nine wickets in the first quarter-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday here at the Motera Stadium.
While Karnataka has been knocked out, Punjab progressed to the semi-finals. Later in the day, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh will be in action in the second quarter-final. Punjab will now face the winner of the Baroda-Haryana match in the second semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Friday. Chasing 88, Punjab failed to get off to a good start as the side lost Abhishek Sharma (4) in the very first over of the innings. The left-handed batter was sent back to the pavilion by Abhimanyu Mithun.
Mandeep Singh then joined Prabhsimran Singh in the middle and the duo retrieved the innings for Punjab. Both batsmen mixed caution with aggression and in the end, they took the side over the line with 44 balls to spare. Mandeep and Simran remained unbeaten on 35 and 49 respectively and their partnership stood at an unbeaten 85.
Earlier, Siddharth’s show with the ball helped Punjab bundle out Karnataka for 87.
Shreyas Gopal and Aniruddha Joshi put together a brief stand of 25 runs, but as soon as the duo started looking comfortable at the crease, Punjab struck back as Ramandeep Singh dismissed Gopal (13), reducing Karantaka to 51/5 in the eighth over.
|Devdutt Padikkal||c Gurkeerat Singh b Kaul||11||10||2||0||110.00|
|Karun Nair (c)||c Gurkeerat Singh b Sandeep Sharma||12||9||2||0||133.33|
|BR Sharath †||c Abhishek Sharma b Arshdeep Singh||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Pavan Deshpande||c Markande b Kaul||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Aniruddha Joshi||b Markande||27||34||2||0||79.41|
|Shreyas Gopal||c †Prabhsimran Singh b Ramandeep Singh||13||11||2||0||118.18|
|Jagadeesha Suchith||c †Prabhsimran Singh b Ramandeep Singh||8||10||1||0||80.00|
|Praveen Dubey||b Arshdeep Singh||9||9||1||0||100.00|
|Abhimanyu Mithun||c & b Kaul||2||8||0||0||25.00|
|Vasuki Koushik||not out||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Prasidh Krishna||c & b Sandeep Sharma||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|TOTAL||(17.2 Ov, RR: 5.01)||87|
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Karun Nair, 2.5 ov), 2-26 (Devdutt Padikkal, 3.2 ov), 3-26 (Pavan Deshpande, 3.4 ov), 4-26 (BR Sharath, 4.2 ov), 5-51 (Shreyas Gopal, 7.6 ov), 6-72 (Jagadeesha Suchith, 11.3 ov), 7-84 (Aniruddha Joshi, 14.3 ov), 8-86 (Praveen Dubey, 15.4 ov), 9-86 (Abhimanyu Mithun, 16.2 ov), 10-87 (Prasidh Krishna, 17.2 ov)
|Abhishek Sharma||c Padikkal b Mithun||4||6||1||0||66.67|
|Prabhsimran Singh †||not out||49||37||2||3||132.43|
|Mandeep Singh (c)||not out||35||33||4||1||106.06|
|TOTAL||(12.4 Ov, RR: 7.02)||89/1|
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Abhishek Sharma, 0.6 ov)