TN beats Goa for third straight win in Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Karun Nair slams 48-ball-100 against Tamil Nady Yuvraj fails

The Syed Ali Mushtaq Ali Trophy encounter between Hyderabad and Karnataka at Vishakhapatnam so far looks to be an exciting and high-scoring one.

Ambati Rayudu was unhappy with the umpires' decision to change their call at the end of the first innings.

When Karnataka came out to bowl, a visibly incensed Vinay Kumar had a long talk with the umpire and two runs were added to the total (205) as the target was revised to 206.

The 131-run second-wicket partnership made the task daunting for Hyderabad, but once Tanmay Agarwal and Akshath got going, it didn't seem as impossible as it did at one stage. They have won by two runs. Only two runs were given eventually and when Vinay Kumar kept arguing during the mid-innings. When Karnataka ended the innings it read 203.

There were some useful contributions along the way, but it was B Sandeep's blitz that raised Hyderabad's hopes. Agarwal set the tone as he carted sixes with belligerent batting. Hyderabad were informed before their run chase.

But Indian discard medium pacer Stuart Binny halted Hyderabad when he sent back Ravi Teja and Akshath in the 11th over.

The TV replays clearly showed that Hasan had been the guilty fielder but umpire Ulhas Gandhe had thought otherwise and did not declare it a boundary.

Mehdi Hasan's left foot was touching the boundary rope and Karnataka were awarded two runs shortly before the second innings began. Tempers flared in the wake of the incident, and as luck would have it, those extra runs made all the difference.

In another match at the same venue, Andhra Pradesh cruised to a six-wicket win over Kerala in a match reduced to 13 overs a side. "An official report by the Match Referee is awaited, following which appropriate action as per BCCI's Code of Conduct will be taken", it tweeted. "The BCCI has taken cognizance of the events".

Sanju Samson a fiery 19-ball 32.

Mumbai registered a thumping seven-wicket win over arch rivals Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 West Zone League match. "That is exactly what I told him and he said 'we'll see it at the end, let the match start". He smashed six fours and a sixer before falling in the 15th over.

Once G Hanuma Vihari, the Andhra skipper, got rid off Vinod at the team total of 83, it took Andhra just 25 more deliveries to pick up the remaining eight wickets.

Hyderabad needed 24 off 12 balls.

As he and the other team members entered the playing field and took up the grievance, the commencement of the next game between Andhra and Kerala was delayed. Skipper Sagun Kamat (41, 42 balls) did his best to hold the innings together.

Dinesh Karthik (56) scored his third half-century on the trot to star with the bat again as Tamil Nadu posted 155 for 5 in its quota of 20 overs before restricting Goa to 130 for 7. Washington Sundar and M Ashwin, the spinners, then picked up two wickets apiece to stop Goa at 130 for 7.

Some lusty blows by R Sanjay Yadav (28 not out, 20 balls, 1X4, 2X6) and N Jagadeesan (10 not out, 1X6) helped swell the total to 155.

Fresh off his maiden five-for in the previous game, K Vignesh drew first blood for Tamil Nadu in the third over when he accounted for Swapnil Asnodkar.

Skipper Sagun Kamat made the top-score of 41 but tight bowling by the Tamil Nadu bowlers made things hard.

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