VADODARA, Jan 10: Madhya Pradesh defeated Assam by five wickets in the national T20 championship for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here today.
Madhya Pradesh have four wins from six outings, while Assam are already out of the tournament having registered just two victories from as many matches and suffering four defeats.
Electing to field, Madhya Pradesh restricted Assam to 138 for six in the stipulated 20 overs, and then chased down the target in 19.4 overs at the Reliance Stadium.
Harpreet Singh top-scored for Madhya Pradesh with an unbeaten 63 off 49 balls, hitting four boundaries and a six in the process. Singh was well supported by Venkatesh Iyer, who remained not out on 44 off just 24 balls. Iyer smashed five sixes and a four.
Assam: Pallav Kumar Das c Parth Sahani b Ishwar Pandey 15, Sibsankar Roy c Ashutosh Singh b Ashwin Das 9, Amit Verma c Parth Sahani b Ashutosh Singh 26, KB Arun Karthick b Ashwin Das 0, Syed Mohammed c Venkatesh Iyer b Ayaan Mohd Khan 39, Amit Sinha run out Parth Sahani 35, Wasiqur Rahman not out 10, Saahil Jain c Parth Sahani b Ishwar Pandey 0. Extras: (nb 0, w 3, b 0, lb 2, pen 0) 5. Total: (7 wickets; 20 overs) 139. Did not bat: Krishna Das, Jogeswar Bhumiz, Mrinmoy Dutta. Bowling: Ishwar Pandey 4-13-27-2, Ashwin Das 4-7-48-2, Venkatesh Iyer 3-11-9-0, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 2-2-12-0, Ashutosh Singh 3-7-12-1, Mihir Hirwani 2-3-22-0, Ayaan Mohd Khan 2-5-7-1. Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-25, 3-26, 4-80, 5-95, 6-139, 7-139.
Madhya Pradesh: Zafar Ali b Mrinmoy Dutta 1, Ashutosh Singh run out Syed Mohammed 8, Naman Ojha c Amit Sinha b Mrinmoy Dutta 6, Harpreet Singh Bhatia not out 63, Parth Sahani b Sibsankar Roy 5, Sohraab Dhaliwal c Amit Sinha b Pallav Kumar Das 8, Venkatesh Iyer not out 44. Extras: (nb 0, w 4, b 0, lb 1, pen 0) 5. Total: (5 wickets; 19.4 overs) 140. Did not bat: Ishwar Pandey, Ashwin Das, Mihir Hirwani, Ayaan Mohd Khan. Bowling: Jogeswar Bhumiz 4-8-39-0, Krishna Das 4-12-33-0, Mrinmoy Dutta 3.4-12-22-2, Pallav Kumar Das 4-12-19-1, Sibsankar Roy 3-4-18-1, Amit Verma 1-2-8-0. � Agencies