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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 Final: Karnataka beat Maharashtra by 8 wickets to lift maiden T20 title

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2019: Fifties from Mayank Agarwal and Rohan Kadam helped Karnataka beat Maharashtra by 8 wickets.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 Final: Karnataka beat Maharashtra by 8 wickets. (PTI)

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2019:  Old rivals Maharashtra and Karnataka will square-off in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy here Thursday after both teams stayed unbeaten in the Super League stage.

Both teams won all their four games and will be vying to lay their hands on the coveted trophy. For Maharashtra, this has been a collective effort rather than individual brilliance.

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Maharashtra vs Karnataka: Highlights

Karnataka win by 8 wickets

That's it! All over- Karnataka win the match by eight wickets and 9 balls to spare. Mayank Agarwal remains unbeaten on 85 off 57. With this victory, Karnataka also secure their maiden T20 title

SIX, FOUR

Mayank rocks back and nails the pull through mid-wicket, next ball he stays inside the crease and deposits the ball over the square leg fence. Karnataka need 17 runs in 27 balls. Just a matter of time.

FIFTY

Fifty for Mayank Agarwal! Once again he steps up on a big occasion. A comfortable two to reach the landmark. And then another boundary. Karnataka are in the drivers seat. KTK- 129/2

WICKET

WICKET! Rohan Kadam is gone after a fine innings of 60 (39 balls). Karnataka need 49 runs in 45 balls

FIFTY

Fifty for Rohan Kadam! Comes up in 32 balls. At the halfway mark, KTK- 92/1

Expensive Over

18 runs came off that over from Bachhav. 2 fours and one six and a dropped catch. It's all happening here at Indore. Mayank Agarwal is taking the game from Maharashtra. KTK- 40/1

BOWLED

Sharath BR falls to a poor shot as Fallah punches the air. It was a good length area delivery and Sharath goes for the pull and misses it completely.  KTK- 14/1

Karnataka resume

Rohan Kadam and Sharath BR are at the crease. Rohan Kadam is on strike. Fallah will open the attack

Maharashtra- 155/4

MAH- 155/4 after 20 overs. 11 runs came off the last over and Karnataka have a competitive total to chase. Naushad and Bawne that set the tone for the innings. Will dew help Karnataka in the chase? Stay tuned to find out.

GONE

OUT! Mithun bags his second as Karun Nair falls for 29. MAH- 136/4, with two overs to go. Will they surpass the 150 run-mark ? Let's see.

100 up

100 up for Maharashtra. However, only five overs remain for them to launch an assault from hereon. Meanwhile, the fifty run stand has also come up between Bawne and Shaikh. MAH- 101/3

Stumped

Stumped! Vijay Zol steps out and Sharath was quick to remove the bails. Suchith picks up his first wicket of the match. MAH- 48/2

WICKET

GONE! Karnataka get the breakthrough. Mithun picks up Ruturaj Gaikwad for 12. Poor dismissal as Gaikwad went hard but Suchith at point was ready for it. MAH- 35/1

Boundary

First boundary of the match from the bat of Rahul Tripathi. Maharashtra get a move on in the third over. MAH- 21/0

Play Begins

Maharashtra batsmen Ruturaj Gaikwad and R Tripathi are out in the middle.  Gaikwad to face the first ball and Vinay Kumar will open the attack. Let's Play!

Toss Time

Karnataka have won the toss and have opted to field

Maharashtra (Playing XI):

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi(c), Nikhil Naik(w), Ankit Bawne, Divyang Himganekar, Vijay Zol, Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah, Vishal Gite

Karnataka (Playing XI):

Sharath BR(w), Rohan Kadam, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey(c), Jagadeesha Suchith, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, V Koushik, KC Cariappa, Abhimanyu Mithun

Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to our live coverage of the final today.  Both teams won all their four games, and will be vying to lay their hands on the coveted trophy. However, both the teams have been bereft of a major domestic title in the recent past and have an opportunity to finish the season on a high after failing to do well in Vijay Hazare Trophy (50 over format) and the Ranji Trophy. Who will win tonight? Stay tuned

Teams:

Maharashtra (From): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi(c), Nikhil Naik(w), Naushad Shaikh, Ankit Bawne, Divyang Himganekar, Vijay Zol, Hitesh Walunj, Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah, Vishal Gite, Domnic Muthuswami, Swapnil Gugale, Rohit Motwani, Yash Nahar, Manoj Ingale, Azim Kazi

Karnataka (From): Sharath BR(w), Rohan Kadam, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey(c), Jagadeesha Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, V Koushik, Abhimanyu Mithun, Manoj S Bhandage, Prasidh Krishna, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Luvnith Sisodia