Abhinav Mukund smashed his way to an unbeaten 67 off 36 balls © Getty Images (Representational Image)
Abhinav Mukund smashed his way to an unbeaten 67 off 36 balls © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Nagpur: Opener Abhinav Mukund smashed his way to an unbeaten 67 off 36 balls as Tamil Nadu made short work of Gujarat to win their group A Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 by nine wickets on Thurday. Tamil Nadu are on top of group A with 12 points from four games and still have two more to play. The Rajagopal Sathish-led team looks good for a berth in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Batting first, Gujarat were bowled out for 105 in 19.4 overs with Raxlee Taylor scoring 44. Seamer W Anthony Dhas was the most successful bowler with figures of 3/19 in 4 overs. In reply, Tamil Nadu scored the required runs in 12.5 overs with Mukund hitting seven fours and three sixes. Mukund added 99 runs for the unbroken second wicket stand with Baba Aparajith contributing 30 off 31 balls with a four and a six. Live Cricket Score, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16

Brief Scores:

Gujarat 105 in 19.4 overs (Raxlee Taylor 44, W Anthony Dhas 3 for 19) lost to Tamil Nadu 111 for 1 (Abhinav Mukund 67*, Baba Aparajith 30*) by 9 wickets.