The ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament had witnessed plenty of mesmerizing moments so far. As the fans are cheering up for their respective teams and players, cricketers are trying their best to give an absolute visual treat to the supporters by playing the game at the highest level.
From blistering sixes to bossy moments, quickfire centuries to terrific run-chases spells, the tourney has seen it all. Kerala’s Mohammed Azharuddeen and Meghalaya’s Punit Bisht stole the spotlight for scoring runs at a blistering pace.
The duo scored a century for their respective teams and proved to be a real case for themselves as viable attacking players. Both their knocks helped Kerala and Meghalaya beat Mumbai and Mizoram respectively. Azharuddeen scored an unbeaten 137* off 54 balls with the help of 9 fours and 11 sixes.
On the other hand, Bisht scored 146 off 51 balls including 6 fours and 17 sixes to his name. While we are busy praising this two duo for their blazing knocks, Rahul Chahar made the headlines for his sensational bowling spell against Madhya Pradesh in the ongoing tournament.
Rahul Chahar takes a hat-trick
During the Elite Group D game between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Rahul Chahar unleashed his bowling skills by bowling three good deliveries to claim a hat-trick in the game.
The Rajasthani spinner not only bagged a hat-trick but also claimed a fifer to his name as Rajasthan beat Madhya Pradesh by 10 runs. The second-placed Rajasthan maintained a good record in the competition as they played three games and won all three, gaining 12 points in the process.
Only Saurashtra have dominated the gameplay in three games as they are on top of the points table with 12 points including a better Net Run Rate. Madhya Pradesh who lost a game at the hands of Rajasthan are third in the table with 2 wins and a defeat.
Rahul Chahar drew plaudits from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity for his stunning bowling figures. The talented spinner ended the match with impressive bowling spell of 5/14 in his quota of 4 overs.
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Rajasthan successfully defend the target
Madhya Pradesh won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rajasthan were skittled out for 148 in 19.2 overs. MP bowlers bowled really well to keep the opposition batsmen in check. Avesh Khan and Kuldeep Sen ripped through the defence of Rajasthan’s batting line-up with ease.
Avesh Khan accounted for 4 dismissals while Kuldeep took 3 wickets to his name. Lomror was the pick of the batsmen for Rajasthan as he scored a quickfire 51 off just 27 balls including 4 fours and 3 sixes. Lamba provided a decent start to the game by chipping in with 32 off 30 deliveries (3 fours).
In reply, Madhya Pradesh provided a good start to the game by adding 40-run stand for the opening wicket before Venkatesh Iyer departed for 27. Chahar got rid of Iyer in 5th ball of the sixth over and then dismissed Rajat Patidar in the next ball of the same over.
Chahar came on to bowl the 8th over where he got a wicket on the very first ball to claim a hat-trick. Chahar dismissed Arpit Gaud to claim a wonderful hat-trick. Parth Sahani top-scored for Rajasthan MP with 74 off 45 including 4 fours and 5 sixes.