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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Raphi Gomez helps Kerala register win in T20

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 17, 2016, 1:43 am IST
Updated Jan 17, 2016, 1:43 am IST
Chasing 161, Kerala were reduced to 15/3 as Irfan Pathan pegged them back.
The match was drifting away from Kerala but a 45-run partnership in 17 balls between Gomez and Prasanth (17 not out) turned the match on its head.
 The match was drifting away from Kerala but a 45-run partnership in 17 balls between Gomez and Prasanth (17 not out) turned the match on its head.

Mumbai: A late flourish from Raphi Gomez and Prasanth Padmanabhan helped Kerala upset Baroda by four wickets in the Group ‘A’ clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Super League at the Wankhede stadium here on Saturday.

Chasing 161, Kerala were reduced to 15/3 as Irfan Pathan pegged them back with crucial strikes of Sanju Samson (0) and Rohan Prem (6). But skipper Sachin Baby (44) steadied the innings with a 59-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Nikhilesh Surendran (36).

 

The match was drifting away from Kerala but a 45-run partnership in 17 balls between Gomez and Prasanth (17 not out) turned the match on its head.

Brief scores

Group ‘A’ (at Wankhede)
Baroda 160/6 in 20 overs (K. Devdhar 31, D Hooda 32, I. Pathan 35 n.o., P Prashanth 2/15) lost to Kerala 164/6 in 19.4 overs (N Surendran 36, S. Baby 44, R. Gomez 47 n.o., I. Pathan 2/14).
Vidarbha 181/4 in 20 overs (Jitesh Sharma 56, Apoorv Wankhade 36 n.o., Urvesh Patel 31 n.o., Sagar Trivedi 2/44) lost to Mumbai 182/5 in 18.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 86, Aditya Tare 41).

Group ‘B’ (at BKC)
Jharkhand 134/7 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 45, Ishank Jaggi 42,  Parvinder Awana 3/28, Manan Sharma 2/28) lost to Delhi 138/5 in 18 overs (Nitish Rana 60 n.o., Dhruv Shorey 30, Varun Aaron 3/27).
Gujarat 165/6 (Manpreet Juneja 54, Chirag Gandhi 41 n.o., Praveen Kumar 2/32) lost to UP 167/3 in 19 overs (Samarth Singh 65, Umang Sharma 38, Eklavya Dwivedi 33, Suresh Raina 21, Rush Kalaria 2/19).

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