Mumbai finished with 12 points with a net run-rate of 0.544, but with Karnataka already at 12 with one more match to go and with a far superior run-rate of 1.602
Mumbai finished with 12 points with a net run-rate of 0.544, but with Karnataka already at 12 with one more match to go and with a far superior run-rate of 1.602

Mumbai claimed a 46-run win over Uttar Pradesh in their final Super League game in Group B of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, but that was not enough for the domestic heavyweights to book themselves a spot in the final.

Mumbai finished with 12 points with a net run-rate of 0.544, but with Karnataka already at 12 with one more match to go and with a far superior run-rate of 1.602, the Shreyas Iyer-led side are out of contention for the final. Top teams from Group A and B will play the final on March 14.

After being put in to bat, Mumbai lost opener Jay Bista for a first-ball duck to pacer Ankit Rajpoot before Eknath Kerkar and Siddesh Lad put on 96 runs for the second wicket. Kerkar was run out by Mohit Jangra for 46 off 36 balls, while Lad departed soon after, scoring 62 of 44 off Mohsin Khan.

Skipper Iyer hit 43 off just 27 balls including five fours and a six, but a lower-order collapse, that saw Mumbai lose three wickets for just six runs restricted them to 183/7.

For UP, Rajpoot claimed 3/47 in his four overs while Jangra and Khan took one wicket apiece.

In reply, UP found themselves four down for just 24 runs by the sixth over with Shardul Thakur claiming the first three wickets to fall in the form of Samrath Singh (0), Aryan Juyal (0) and Madhav Kaushik (9). Allrounder Shivam Dube added the scalp of Shubham Chaubey for 0.

Priyam Garg (23) and Rinku Singh (19) tried to rebuild the innings but Dube sent back the duo in the 10th over, to leave UP reeling at 61/6. Saurabh Kumar chanced his arms around 24 off 15 while Ankit Chaudhary made 18 off 24 before Lad removed both the batsmen and went on to add his third scalp in the form of Khan for 19. UP were all out for 137, losing the match by 46 and ended their Super League campaign without a victory.

Brief Scores: Mumbai 183/7 (Siddesh Lad 62, Eknath Kerkar 46; Ankit Rajpoot 3/47) beat Uttar Pradesh 137 (Saurabh Kumar 23; Shardul Thakur 3/15) by 46 runs.