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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy QF3 Highlights: Vishnu Solanki helps Baroda beat Haryana

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Haryana vs Baroda Highlights: Vishnu Solanki's unbeaten 71 from 46 balls handed Baroda an eight-wicket victory over Haryana.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: January 27, 2021 3:38:08 pm
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy QF3 Highlights: Haryana vs Baroda. (BCCI Domestic)

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Haryana vs Baroda Highlights: Baroda booked their spot in the semi-finals of the gripping Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy after beating Haryana by eight wickets on Wednesday at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.

After winning the toss, Baroda opted to bowl first. Haryana’s Himanshu Rana scored 49 and guided his team to a 148/7 finish at the end of 20 overs. During the chase, Vishnu Solanki (71* off 46) wrote the script for his team as he helped Baroda recover from a dire situation of needing 15 runs from the final three balls.

Bihar and Rajasthan have also reached the knockout stages and their match will be played later in the day in Ahmedabad. Earlier on Tuesday, Punjab and Tamil Nadu progressed into the semi-finals.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Haryana vs Baroda Highlights:

15:33 (IST)27 Jan 2021

What a finish to the match! Despite Mohit Sharma's economical bowling for three overs, Vishnu Solanki (71*) turned it around in just three balls! Needing 15 runs from the final three, the batsman hit a six, a four, and another six to send Baroda to the semi-finals!

15:09 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Solanki's fifty puts Baroda on top

Almost like a one man mission! Vishnu Solanki is a man on fire and he races to his half-century owing to back-to-back boundaries against Haryana captain Mohit Sharma. A big, big over! The equation stands at 29 runs from 18 balls. BDA: 120/2 (17 overs)

14:55 (IST)27 Jan 2021

Breakthrough! Sumit Kumar breaks the partnership as he dismisses Devdhar on 43. Game on? BDA: 101/2 (14.5 overs)

14:51 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Chahal slows things down

Three double-digit overs on the trot and Mohit Sharma has brought back Chahal sooner than expected. The spinner restricts the openers confidence as he goes for just four runs. The equation stands at 55 runs from 36 balls. BDA: 94/1 (14 overs)

14:41 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Devdhar, Solanki in fine song

Devdhar (33*) joins the hard-hitting party as he smacks Tewatia for a four and a massive six. Solanki (24*) carries on with the momentum shift as he takes on Jayant Yadav and sends the ball over the ropes. 25 runs in last 12 balls. BDA: 80/1 (12 overs)

14:29 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Solanki punishes Tewatia with a maximum

Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack hoping to find a wicket but he gets smacked for an impressive six! Vishnu Solanki nails the reverse sweep and clears deep backward point. Devdhar continues with his singles. Baroda still need 99 runs. BDA: 50/1 (9 overs)

14:17 (IST)27 Jan 2021

Haryana bring on their main man, it's time for Yuzvendra Chahal to spin a web around the openers... and he delivers! Third ball of the innings and he removes Patel from the equation, courtesy of a Tewatia catch. The batsman departs for 21. BDA: 33/1 (6 overs)

14:11 (IST)27 Jan 2021

Patel (18*) ups the ante as he takes on Arun Chaprana in his second over. He smashes one behind point and then survives a scare soon after... which results in another boundary from a thick edge. Devdhar is on 8* on the other end. BDA: 27/0 (4 overs)

13:54 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Devdhar, Patel open for Baroda

Kedar Devdhar and Smit Patel open the chase for Baroda. Mohit Sharma opens the attack for Haryana, and on the second ball itself, he is smacked by Devdhar for a boundary over mid-wicket. The bowler recovers well after that. BDA: 6/0 (1 over)

13:43 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Baroda need 149 to win

With an outstanding effort from Baroda, Haryana could just set a 149-run target for the opposition. Himanshu Rana remained the top scorer for the Haryana team followed by Shivam Chauhan. Rahul Tewatia disappointed his team as he could just make 10 runs. Karthik Kakade took two wickets for just 7 runs in two overs. 

13:20 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Haryana pin hopes on Tewatia

With only 18 balls left in the Haryana innings, they still need some big hits from Tewatia's bat to put a decent total on the board before Baroda. 

13:15 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Himanshu Rana misses fifty

Haryana's Himanshu Rana, who came in when Haryana had lost two for 25 runs, chipped in with 49  runs off 40 balls. Haryana lost their fourth for 115 in 16 overs.

13:07 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Atit Seth strikes

Shivam Chauhan, who was batting at 35 off 28 balls, Atit Seth got better of the batter and Haryana lost their third wicket. An 80-run stand came to an end. Rahul Tewatia is the new man in.

13:05 (IST)27 Jan 2021
80* runs between Shivam and Himanshu

With over 54 runs in last 5 overs, Shivam Chauhan and Himanshu Rana have taken Haryana from 25/2 to 105/2 in 14 overs. Both have accumulated 80 runs off 57 balls. 

12:57 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Great partnership for Haryana

Himanshu Rana and Shivam Chauhan are set and playing their shot around the ground as both of them have made 62 off 47 balls. The pair has been outstanding between the wickets and keeping the scoreboard ticking. Haryana are hoping for a big total from here. 

Haryana 95/2 in 13 overs

12:39 (IST)27 Jan 2021
50 up for Haryana

Shivam Chauhan, who is the leading run-scorer for his team Haryana, and Himanshu Rana are trying to build a partnership after two quick falls. Both have stitched a partnership of 26 runs so far. The match is being played on a red soil track and the ball is skidding and spinners are in action. 
Haryana 50/2 9 overs. 

12:25 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Haryana two down

Chaitanya Bishnoi, who was batting nicely, lost his wicket as Karthik Kakade forced him to hand a high catch to Abhimanyu Rajput for 21 off 15 balls. 
Haryana 25/2 in 4.3 overs.

12:14 (IST)27 Jan 2021
What a direct hit!

Haryana lost their first wicket for 9 runs in the third over. Atit Sheth got the wicket of Guntashveer Singh with a direct hit from Devdhar. 
Haryana 9/1 in 2.2 overs

12:05 (IST)27 Jan 2021
The game begins

Chaitanya Bishnoi and Guntashveer Singh are at the crease to open the Haryana innings. Atit Sheth opened the bowling attack for Baroda. 
Haryana 2/0 in 1 over

12:02 (IST)27 Jan 2021
Baroda's skipper says

Kedar Devdhar: We're bowling first today. A bit of help in the weather and the pitch for the bowler. Baba Khan has bowled well and we are going in with the same XI.

Baroda Squad: Kedar Devdhar(c), Smit Patel(w), Vishnu Solanki, Ninad Rathva, Abhimanyu Rajput, Atit Sheth, Bhanu Pania, Babashafi Pathan, Lukman Meriwala, Bhargav Bhatt, Karthik Kakade, Pratik Keshavlal Ghodadra, Dhruv Patel, Krunal Pandya, Mohit Mongia, Pratyush Kumar, Soyeb Sopariya, Chintal Gandhi

Haryana Squad: Chaitanya Bishnoi, Arun Chaprana, Himanshu Rana, Shivam Chauhan, Yashu Sharma, Rohit Parmod Sharma(w), Rahul Tewatia, Sumit Kumar, Jayant Yadav, Mohit Sharma(c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Nitin Saini, Harshal Patel, Ashish Hooda, Shubham Rohilla, Sanjay Pahal, Pramod Chandila, Guntashveer Singh, Ajit Chahal, Aman Kumar, Tinu Kundu, Ankit Kumar, Kapil Hooda