Manish Pandey first were given an excellent direct hit to take their fit in opposition to Bengal into Tremendous Over after which hit a large six to persuade Karnataka into the semi-finals of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy right here on Thursday.
It was once one of the most perfect thrillers of the Nationwide T20 meet lately with each groups locked at 160 each and every after 20 overs. Karnataka scored the specified six runs with 4 Tremendous Over deliveries to spare.
In a arguable choice, skipper Sudeep Chatterjee despatched an off-colour Kaif Ahmed together with Ritwik Roy Chowdhury within the Tremendous Over was once baffling.
Ahmed had slightly scratched to attain 20 off 26 balls.
Strangely, Ritwik, who introduced Bengal again in rivalry with 36 off 18 balls, didn’t take the strike within the Tremendous Over.
The quarter-final fit was once testimony as to why Bengal’s cricketers aren’t in any respect wanted in relation to franchise pastime.
Numerous it needed to do with a loss of sane cricketing sense and the style wherein one of the batters throw away their wickets.
Barring Writtick Chatterjee (51 off 40 balls), who attempted to anchor the innings, others paid the cost of indiscreet shot variety.
Whilst Shreevats Goswami (22 off 10 balls) began with 20 off the primary over of chase with 3 fours and a six off Vijay Kumar Vyshak (0/41 in 4 overs), his opening spouse Abhishek Das with a occupation strike-rate of lower than 90, attempted to tug the first actual supply of the following over when all he had to do was once give his senior spouse the strike.
Goswami, who regarded in just right contact, went for a non-existent 2nd run and bowler KC Cariappa (0/21 in 4 overs) affected a wonderful run-out.
Skipper Sudeep Chatterjee could not transparent the in-field off army medium bowler MB Darshan because the ball hit the toe-end of his bat.
Kaif Ahmed (20 off 26 balls) added 49 with Chatterjee ahead of being bowled through left-arm spinner J Suchith (2/24 in 4 overs), who additionally accounted for Shahbaz Ahmed within the very subsequent supply.
Alternatively former India U-25 all-rounder Ritwik confirmed some nice temperament. He hit two large sixes within the last over from Vidyadhar Patil and his spouse Akash Deep hit a boundary to convey the equation of nineteen from 6 balls to at least one run off the general supply.
Akash Deep, who was once recruited through RCB, as a substitute of making an attempt an aerial course went for a non-existent unmarried with fielders circling him and to his horror, it went to one among India’s best ever fielders Pandey, who picked and threw down the stumps on the non-striker’s result in one motion.
Pandey, who until then was once having an peculiar day, then got here in and hit Mukesh Kumar for a six to arrange a semi-final date with Vidarbha.
Previous, Karun Nair had scored 55 off 29 balls to take Karnataka to 160 for five which gave them an opportunity to battle.
Karnataka 160/5 in 20 overs (Karun Nair 55 no longer out ).
Bengal 160/8 in 20 overs. (Writtick C 51, Ritwik RC 36, J Suchith 2/24).
Tremendous Over: Bengal 6/2 in 0.4 overs. Karnataka 8/0 in 0.2 balls.