Baroda 144 for 7 (Waghmode 42, Murtaza 2-22, Praveen 2-24) kick Uttar Pradesh 141 for 7 (Prashant Gupta 68, Dwivedi 56, Meriwala 3-31) by 3 runs
It was Uttar Pradesh’s final to lose, during 116 for 1 in a 17th over chasing a aim of 145. And they went forward and mislaid it, handling usually 25 off a final 21 deliveries to palm a pretension to Baroda, who took a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for a second time. It was an irregular implosion after Prashant Gupta and Eklavya Dwivedi had put on 98 for a second wicket in 13.3 overs.
As shortly as Gupta holed out to Abhijit Karambelkar off a tournament’s leading-wicket-taker Lukman Meriwala for 68 off 53, UP mislaid their wits. Rinku Singh came in and had a furious swell initial round during a Munaf Patel brief delivery, usually to throw an corner to point. Four deliveries later, their captain Akshdeep Nath was run-out, withdrawal UP to get 18 off a final dual overs.
Dwivedi afterwards mishit a full toss from Meriwala true to low midwicket, as UP continued to demeanour for a large shots roughly any ball. The wicketkeeper over for 56 off 47, and UP had no other set batsman in a middle. Still, a equation was not out of reach, with 13 indispensable off nine. However, UP kept
going for glory. It was Umang Sharma’s spin now as he mishit his initial round down a belligerent for Karambelkar to run opposite from long-on and take another pointy catch, giving Meriwala his third wicket.
With Munaf carrying bowled his quota, Baroda incited to Rishi Arothe for a final over with UP wanting 11. Praveen Kumar unsuccessful to get divided a initial 3 balls from Arothe, who kept it full outward off. Praveen somehow squeezed out a fourth to sweeper cover for a single, and Upendra Yadav gave his side some hope, clean rising a fifth over long-on for six. The final round was a full toss outward off, though Yadav could usually scrape it by to a screw as he heaved, sparking furious celebrations among a Baroda players.
It had been a careless start to a compare for UP after they chose to bowl, with Praveen promulgation his initial 4 balls down a pads, that cost his side 11 runs. Praveen was to come behind strongly, holding 2 for 13 in his remaining 3 overs, though Kedar Devdhar and captain Aditya Waghmode built on that early movement to give their side a start of 80 inside 10 overs.
It was Waghmode doing many of a attack in his 42 off 31 while Devdhar contributed 26 off 32. Waghmode strike several bounds over a off-side infield, environment himself adult and quietly lifting a round over a cordon. When there was a sweeper put in, he mostly done certain he placed a round far-reaching of a man. Baroda were to humour a fall as well, stumbling to 144 for 7 after a openers over within an over of any other.
Gupta and Dwivedi gave it behind with a partnership that picked adult gait as it developed. Both lofted over additional cover with glorious control. Gupta seemed to be holding UP home when he swung Meriwala for a 6 that privileged low midwicket comfortably, though a following batsmen were to remove all his efforts.