Aditya Tare's unbeaten 42-ball 49 added to a good bowling © IANS (File Photo)
Aditya Tare’s unbeaten 42-ball 49 added to a good bowling © IANS (File Photo)

Cuttack: Skipper Aditya Tare’s unbeaten 42-ball 49 added to a good bowling effort as Mumbai thrashed a hapless Services side by eight wickets in the Group D Twenty20 cricket match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Monday. Chasing a modest 128 for a win at the Barabati stadium, Mumbai rode a third-wicket 50-run unbeaten stand between tare and Siddhesh Lad (20 not out) to achieve the target with 11 balls to spare. Opener Akhil Herwadkar laid a solid foundation with a 33-ball 39 and Shreyas Iyer contributed with a 15-ball 17. Earlier Mumbai medium-pacers Shardul Thakur and Rohan Raje shared two wickets apiece to restrict Services to a below-par 127 for seven in 20 overs. Yashpal SIngh made a defiant 40 not out as rest of the batting failed to get going. Live Cricket Updates, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16

Brief Scores:

Services 127 for 7 in 20 overs (Yashpal Singh 40*, Rajat Paliwal 26; Shardul Thakur 2 for 17, Rohan Raje 2 for 37) lost to Mumbai 128 for 2 in 18.1 overs (Aditya Tare 49*, Akhil Herwadkar 39; Raushan Raj 1 for 26, Rajat Paliwal 1 for 15) by 8 wickets.

Points: Mumbai 4, Services 0.