Mumbai lift maiden Mushtaq Ali Trophy
5th November 2022
Dashing Sarfaraz Khan and gritty Tanush Kotian powered Mumbai to their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title win beating Himachal Pradesh by 3 wickets at the iconic Eden Gardens today.
This was also the first entry into the final for Himachal Pradesh.
The Ajinkya Rahane-led Mumbai chasing Himachal's 143 for eight, reached 146 losing seven wickets and with three balls to spare.
CAB President Snehasish Ganguly gave away the MOM away to Kotian and the glittering Trophy to Rahane following the match.
In a tightly contested affair enjoyed by the crowd at Eden, Sarfaraz scored 36, while Kotian bagged three wickets in Mumbai's win.
After skipper Rahane opted to field, Mumbai bowlers had Rishi Dhawan's Himachal tottering on 58-6 in 9.4 overs.
However, Akash Vasisht and Ekant Sen struck a 60-run partnership to steer their side out of trouble. Vasisht scored a 22-ball 25 while Sen smashed a 29-ball 37 as HPCA posted 143-8 in their allotted overs. Dagar's 21 of 12 balls was also handy.
In reply, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 37 runs off 28 balls and Shreyash Iyer got 34 of 26 as magnificent Mumbai rolled on. But after their departure Khan held fort at one end even when Mumbai lost three wickets for 23 runs at the other end.
CAB MEDIA DESK