Shahrukh Khan, a Tamil Nadu batsman, scored five runs off the penultimate ball of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final versus Karnataka on Monday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Shahrukh’s 15-ball cameo of 33 runs helped Tamil Nadu to a four-wicket victory.
Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeeshan embarked up a 29-run first wicket stand for Tamil Nadu’s 152-run chase.. Nishanth (23) was dismissed in the fourth over of the session, bringing an end to the partnership.
Karnataka had gained much-needed headway on Tamil Nadu, who had fallen behind by 51/2 runs after Karun Nair dismissed Sudharsan (9) in the eighth over. Karnataka’s bowlers dismissed Shankar (18) and Jagadeeshan (41) as Tamil Nadu needed 57 from 28 balls to win.
While Shahrukh Khan’s 33 runs off 15 balls aided Tamil Nadu’s four-wicket victory, the rest of the team struggled to keep up.
Karnataka amassed a total of 151/7 in 20 overs.
Karnataka scored 151/7 in 20 overs, with Abhinav Manohar hitting 46 and Praveen Dubey 33. Akhil Abhinav Manohar struck 46 and Praveen Dubey 33 for Karnataka. In their first three overs, they lost three wickets for 32 runs. Not even Rohan Kadam (0), Manish Pandey (13) and Karun Nair (10) could hold the crease for long (18).
Sharath BR and Manohar put up 54 runs for the fourth wicket to help Karnataka’s innings get back on track, with Dubey contributing 33 runs to the team’s 151/7 total. Tamil Nadu’s Sai Kishore took three wickets in the match.
151/7 (Abhinav Manohar 46, Praveen Dubey 33, Sai Kishore 3-12) in the first innings; 153/6 (N Jagadeesan 41, Shahrukh Khan 33*, KC Cariappa 2-23) in the second.