Karnataka win thriller against TN to defend Syed Mushtaq Ali title

Karnataka pip Tamil Nadu by 1 run to defend Syed Mushtaq Ali title

Karnataka won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after defeating Tamil Nadu by one run here on Sunday.

"Looking forward to the India series, but before that there is another important series for me, I am getting married tomorrow", he said in the post-match presentation. "So hopefully, it will be a good one".

Credit goes to Karnataka skipper Manish Pandey for playing a sensational knock of 60 not out off just 45 balls before the bowlers fired in unison to help the side retain the crown.

The cricketer will be travelling by road from Surat to Mumbai to join his family for the wedding.

A few members of the national cricket team along with domestic cricketers will also reportedly attend the wedding.

Ashrita Shetty, 26, has predominantly featured in Tamil films, where she rose to fame after working in Udhayam NH4. The defending champions eventually won the match by 1 run in a cliffhanger of a final against Tamil Nadu.


After which Karnataka bowlers dished out a wonderful demise over bowling show to limit Tamil Nadu to 179 for six of their 20 overs.

Batting first, Karnataka had piled up 180 runs in their quota of 20 overs with skipper Manish Pandey showing them the road.

The duo shared 71 runs for the fifth wicket to provide Tamil Nadu a glimmer of a hope.

All-rounder Vijay Shankar top-scored for Tamil Nadu with 44 off 27 balls while Baba Aparajith made 40 off 25 deliveries.

The Indian team squad for three T20Is with West Indies include Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson.

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