In Cricket, Tamil Nadu lifted the coveted Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy after defeating Baroda by seven wickets in the final at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad yesterday.
This was Tamil Nadu’s second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT) triumph, after winning their first title way back in 2006-07. Baroda, who had won the title twice in the past (in 2011-12 and 2013-14), ended runners-up this time.
It was a clinical campaign for Tamil Nadu who remained unbeaten throughout the league. Chasing 121 to win, they overhauled the target in 18 overs with 7 wickets to spare.
For Tamil Nadu, Opener C. Hari Nishanth with 35 runs, B. Aparajith with unbeaten 29 run knock and Skipper Dinesh Karthik with 22 runs made valuable contributions.
Earlier, put into bat, Baroda were restricted to a meagre 120 for 9 in 20 overs by Tamil Nadu. Left-arm spinner M Siddharth displayed his brilliant bowling upfront wrecking Baroda’s top-order with a four-wicket haul. Vishnu Solanki with 49 runs was the top scorer for Baroda.