Home > News >

Baroda bowlers seal thrilling 3–run win over Uttar Pradesh to clinch Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2014

Baroda players celebrate after winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Photo Courtesy: Abhijit Banare
Baroda players celebrate after winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Photo Courtesy: Abhijit Banare

Apr 14, 2014

Baroda completed a thrilling three-run win against Uttar Pradesh (UP) to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Chasing 145, UP faltered at the end falling short by three despite the 98-run third wicket stand between Prashant Gupta (68) and Eklavya Dwivedi (56).

Baroda’s bowlers have been instrumental in the team’s success this tournament. It was a blessing in disguise for them as Munaf Patel stayed through the tournament after not being picked at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Lukman Meriwala has been a new find and so is Hardik Pandya. Together, these three once again started Baroda’s defence of 145 they posted. After a sedate start, it was Hardik who gave the first breakthrough on the first ball of his spell from the pavilion end dismissing Mukul Dagar caught behind.

The runs were hard to come by but centurion from the previous match, Prashant Gupta along with wicketkeeper-batsman Dwiwedi steadied the innings. The required rate was moving up but the duo chose to preserve their wickets for the onslaught later.

In comparison to Baroda’s 80 for in 10 overs, UP managed 60 at loss of one. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya had put a lid on the scoring but Baroda’s concern was the wickets were still in hand for UP. With their eye in, both Prashant and Dwivedi were all set to explode. Soon they started finding the gaps at ease and the ball went past the boundaries at regular intervals.

Prashant continued his good form and completed his fifty in 41 balls. The duo were ball set to finish off with match with 36 needed in 24 balls and nine wickets in hand. It was in the 17th over, Meriwala came back to dismiss Prashant for 68(53). He hit a six on the first ball over long-on and a similar shot on the next ball saw him caught in the deep by Abhijit Karambelkar.

UP’s hopes were pinned on the other set batsman Dwivedi who completed his fifty in 43 balls with a scoop shot. Munaf, bowling the 18th over then effected two wickets, that of Rinku Singh and Akshdeep Nath.

UP looked unsettled with the quick fall of wickets. And they faced a bigger blow when Dwivedi was caught by Kamran Sheikh off Meriwala’s bowling for 56(48). At that stage UP needed 13 in 9 balls. The lower order batsman all looked for the big shots where they could have dealt in singles.

With 11 needed in the last over, Rishi Arothe bowled three dot balls at the start. Just when it looked all over, but Upendra Yadav hammered the penultimate ball for a six. With four needed on the last ball, Yadav failed to connect and the Baroda’ camp- was off with their celebrations.

Catch the first innings Report Here

Brief scores:

Baroda 144 for 7 in 20 overs (Aditya Waghmode 42, Kedar Devdhar 26, Hardik Pandya 22; Ali Murtaza 2 for 22) beat Uttar Pradesh 141 for 7 in 20 overs (Prashant Gupta 68, Eklavya Dwivedi 56; Munaf Patel 1 for 25, Lukman Meriwala 3 for 31) by 3 runs.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2014 Alastair Cook Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma MS Dhoni Zimbabwe Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2014

tsMS Dhoni takes 5th spot in Forbes Magazine’s valuable sportspersons list

PCB launches revamp of Pakistan’s domestic structure

Sri Lanka to look for new coaching staff

MS Dhoni better wicketkeeeper than what he showed at Lord’s: Farokh Engineer

Sachin Tendulkar: Century at Perth in 1992 against Australia changed my career

India tour of England 2014: Ishant Sharma’s feats at Lord’s

India tour of England 2014: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s feats at Lord’s

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014: Dale Steyn’s feats at Galle

India vs England 3rd Test at The Ageas bowl: A sneak peek into England squad

Mohammad Irfan hopes Pakistani players will play in IPL

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

India tour of England 2014: Ishant Sharma’s feats at Lord’s

Sex Tip #26 – What to do after sex?

Idea offers free web pass to its users on Opera Mini

UN rights council launches probe into Israel`s Gaza offensive

9 reasons sprouts are good for your health

Randeep Hooda’s erotic movie Rang Rasiya will release in Diwali

Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony: India make a grand entry on the tunes of ‘Nagada, Nagada’!

Leaked: Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s romantic video from Corsica!

Bang Bang teaser gets over a million views within 13 hours of release!

Congress will have to take call on continuing alliance: JMM

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here