Washington Sundar’s performance with the bat helped Tamil Nadu beat Rajasthan by 7 wickets in the second semifinal of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in Surat on Friday in a match where both teams had unlikely openers – Ravichandran Ashwin for TN and Deepak Chahar for Rajasthan.
Tamil Nadu are through to the FINALS of the #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy, where they will face Karnataka!
— TNCA (@TNCACricket) November 29, 2019
Tamil Nadu will meet Karnataka in the final on December 1, in what will be a repeat of the Vijay Hazare Trophy final earlier this year, where also the title clash was contested between the two southern neighbours.
Tamil Nadu bowlers dished out a clinical show to restrict Rajasthan to a meagre 112/9 after putting them to bat.
For Rajasthan, barring two-down Rajesh Bishnoi (23), no batsman showed spine as the southern outfit grabbed wickets at regular intervals.
A patient unbeaten 22 by number nine batsman Ravi Bishnoi helped Rajasthan cross the 100-run mark. For TN, all-rounder Vijay Shankar (2-13) was the pick of the bowlers.
Washington Sundar is bowling really well for India. But is hardly bowling for TN in both 50 and 20-over cricket. Doesn’t get to bat much for India but doing a fairly decent job with the bat for TN.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 29, 2019
Tamil Nadu then rode on a gritty unbeaten 54 by all-rounder Washington Sundar as they overhauled the target with 2.1 overs to spare. Sundar played a responsible knock as he held the innings from one end.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) November 29, 2019
(With PTI inputs)