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.

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan’s double ton puts Pakistan on top against Australia at stumps on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 214/4 at stumps; lead by 111 runs

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

WICB officials should visit India to minimize damage: Andy Roberts

Younis Khan: I want to be remembered as team-man

ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand prime minister urges Indian fans to attend the tournament

Mohammad Yousuf: Muttiah Muralitharan would not have been allowed to bowl under current ICC rules

Mohammad Azharuddin’s son included in UP One-Day squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here