Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Nervy Hyderabad beats Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Hyderabad avoided moments of shame in the field after managing to beat Chandigarh by five wickets in his group of Syed Group C Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Sector 26 Ground on Tuesday.

The disciplined effort of its attack players Mohd Siraj (15/3) and Mehdi Hasan (23/3) to group Chandigarh for his lowest T20 total of 123, could have been in vain since the Hyderabad hitters seemed rusty during the chase before finally achieving a victory in The penultimate finished.

The neglected execution rate could well work against them, as the team led by Ambati Rayudu is reeling in No. 5 with 8 points in Group C, after registering two victories in his four starts so far. Chandigarh, on the other hand, occupies the fourth position, thanks to a better execution rate.

On Tuesday, everything was normal for the opening bowling combo of Hyderabad de Siraj and Yudhvir Charak (2/37), as they kept a narrow line to reduce Chandigarh to 5 by 2 before the turn of Hasan's left arm triggered a collapse of medium order. that almost broke the spine of the local batting lineup.

All terrain Bipul Sharma He was the only Chandigarh hitter who showed some resistance with a 35 of 27 balls, mixed with three four and six, while Gurinder Singh's late-order punches produced an 18 of 20 fast-fire balls and, most importantly , took the total to the three-figure mark.

They are not the ones that give up easily, the bowlers of Chandigarh challenged a quick opening position of 35 races between Tanmay Agarwal (28 of 15 balls; 4X6) and Rayudu (10 of 8; 4X1) in just 3.1 envelopes, as Shreshth Nirmohi (2/23) and Sarandeep Singh (2/17) hit twice each to reduce visitors to 47 by 4 in 4 5.3 overs.

However, Sandeep Bavanaka rescued the team from problems with a sensible undefeated 39-ball 32, and thanks to his fifth 43-run position with Jamalpur Mallikarjun (22 of 27; 6X1) that kept local players at bay.

Gurinder Singh raised the hopes of the home team for a brief period when Jamalpur recovered on the 15th, but Sandeep and the new man Chama Milind (23 not 17; 4X2, 6X1) made sure that the tourists approached the target without any inconvenience .

Brief scores:

Chandigarh: 123 all in 19.5 overs (Bipul Sharma 35, Gurinder Singh 20; Mohd Siraj 3/15, Mehdi Hasan 3/23, Yudhvir Charak 2/37)

Hyderabad: 126/5 in 19 overs (Sandeep Bavanaka 32 not out, Chama Milind 23 not out, Tanmay Agarwal 28; Shresth Nirmohi 2/23, Sarandeep Singh 2/17)