- Karnataka beat Vidarbha by four wickets in semifinal 2 of SMAT 2021.
- Tamil Nadu beat Hyderabad by eight wickets with 34 balls to spare in semifinal 1.
- Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will play the final of SMAT 2021.
That's it from IndiaTV's live match coverage of the two semifinals of Syed Mushtaq Ali 2021. As things stand now, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will face off each other in the final of SMAT 2021 scheduled on November 22, Monday, in Delhi.
Vidarbha 172/6 in 20 overs: Vidyadhar Patil defends the runs to hand Karnataka a four-run win.
Vidarbha 163/5 in 19.1 overs: WICKET! Akshay Karnewar falls prey to Vidyadhar Patil's slow delivery and gives an easy catch to Abhinav Manohar.
Vidarbha 163/5 in 19 overs: 13 RUNS! Vijaykumar Vyshak goes expensive as he leaks out a four and a six in panic mode.
Vidarbha 150/5 in 18 overs: 15 RUNS! Unwanted over for Karnataka as Darshan MB conceded two big sixes.
Vidarbha 135/5 in 17 overs: Excellent over from KC Cariappa. Just four runs from the last over of his spell.
Vidarbha 131/5 in 16 overs: Vidyadhar Patil gives away nine runs from his third over.
Vidarbha 122/5 in 15 overs: 9 runs and a wicket from Darshan MB's over.
Vidarbha 122/5 in 14.5 overs: WICKET! Jitesh Sharma gets a thick outside edge and finds a fielder at short third man.
Vidarbha 113/4 in 14 overs: Tight over from Jagadeesha Suchith. Just six runs from that over.
Vidarbha 107/4 in 13 overs: Eight runs and a wicket from Cariappa's over.
Vidarbha 103/4 in 12.1 overs: WICKET! Shubham Dubey gets a thick outside catch carefully caught by the keeper behind the stumps.
Vidarbha 99/3 in 12 overs: WICKET! Akshay Wadkar out bowled! Fine over from Karun Nair. A wicket and five runs.
Vidarbha 94/2 in 11 overs: 13 RUNS! Costly over for J Suchith and Vidarbha.
Vidarbha 81/2 in 10 overs: Change of bowling works for Vidarbha. Just five runs from Karun Nair's over.
Vidarbha 76/2 in 9 overs: Nine runs and a wicket from J Suchith's over. Akshay Wadkar gets luck with a six and gets a life as well. Wadkar was dropped by Vidyadhar Patil at long-off.
Vidarbha 67/2 in 8.1 overs: WICKET! J Suchith gets the breakthrough! A lofted shot from Ganesh Satish safely pocketed by Vidyadhar Patil at long-off.
Vidarbha 67/1 in 8 overs: Vijaykumar Vyshak keeps it tight for Vidarbha. Five runs from that over.
Vidarbha 62/1 in 7 overs: Economical bowling from Jagadeesha Suchith. Six runs conceded from that over.
Vidarbha 56/1 in 6 overs: 13 RUNS! Big over for Vidarbha. Ganesh Satish smashes a four and a six to Vijaykumar Vyshak's bowling.
Vidarbha 43/1 in 5 overs: WICKET! Cariappa gets the breakthrough. Manish Pandey takes an impressive catch to dismiss Atharva Taide. Overall, three runs from the over.
Vidarbha 40/0 in 4 overs: Eight runs from the second over of Vidyadhar Patil.
Vidarbha 32/0 in 3 overs: 12 RUNS! Not the start KC Cariappa wanted. A six from that over.
Vidarbha 20/0 in 2 overs: Vidyadhar Patil's over brings some respite to the Karnataka players. Four runs from it.
Vidarbha 16/0 in 1 over: 16 RUNS! Expensive over to start the proceedings. Atharva Taide hammers Darshan MB for six and two fours.
Atharva Taide and Ganesh Satish are at the crease. Atharva Taide is on strike. Darshan MB will open the attack
Karnataka innings: Enduring poor luck with the toss, Karnataka were put to bat first. The opening pair- Rohan Kadam and Manish Pandey made the most of the opportunity as they wove a 132-run opening stand. The solid foundation, however, wasn't carried forward beyond the top order as the subsequent line-up departed by scoring single-digit runs. Darshan Nalkande hogged the limelight for his fine bowling as he toppled four wickets and returned with an economy of 7.
Karnataka 23/0 in 3 overs: 11 RUNS! Expensive from Darshan Nalkande. Rohan Kadam smashes back to back fours.
Karnataka 12/0 in 2 overs: Yash Thakur gives away six runs from his first over including a four. Rohan looks in fine touch.
Karnataka 6/0 in 1 over: Six runs from the opening over. Rohan Kadam gets a life as keeper a catch to his right.
Rohan Kadam and Manish Pandey are at the crease. Rohan Kadam is on strike. Darshan Nalkande will open the attack
Vidarbha (Playing XI): Atharva Taide, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wadkar(w/c), Shubham Dubey, Jitesh Sharma, Apoorv Wankhade, Akshay Karnewar, Darshan Nalkande, Lalit M Yadav, Yash Thakur, Akshay Wakhare
Karnataka (Playing XI): Rohan Kadam, Sharath BR(w), Manish Pandey(c), Karun Nair, Abhinav Manohar, Aniruddha Joshi, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Jagadeesha Suchith, KC Cariappa, Vidyadhar Patil, Darshan MB
Vidarbha have won the toss and have opted to field
The low scoring semifinal game was clinched by Vijay Shankar's Tamil Nadu. Chasing the modest target of 91 runs, Tamil Nadu lost their openers- Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeesan within the powerplay. However, a 76-run partnership between Sai Sudharsan and Vijay Shankar guided Tamil Nadu to an easy win. Among the Hyderabad bowlers, Rakshann Readdi was impressive who outplayed both the openers and returned with an economy of 6.90. This is your host Sahil Sethi signing off!
Tamil Nadu 92/2 in 14.2 overs: TAMIL NADU WINS! Shankar smashes Readdi's delivery for a six to win the game against Hyderabad and book their slot for the finals.
Tamil Nadu 82/2 in 14 overs: Bavanaka Sandeep gives away six runs from his first over.
Tamil Nadu 76/2 in 13 overs: Four runs from Tanay Thyagarajan's last over.
Tamil Nadu 72/2 in 12 overs: 12 RUNS! Expensive over from Mehdi Hassan including two fours.
Tamil Nadu 60/2 in 11 overs: Some good overs for Tamil Nadu. Eight runs from Tanay Thyagarajan's over.
Tamil Nadu 52/2 in 10 overs: Change of bowling from Hyderabad. Eight runs Mehdi Hassan's first over.
Tamil Nadu 44/2 in 9 overs: Tight over from Tanay Thyagarajan. Leaks only four runs.
Tamil Nadu 40/2 in 8 overs: Another fine over for Tamil Nadu. Eight runs from Ravi Teja's second over.
Tamil Nadu 32/2 in 7 overs: Finally some runs for Tamil Nadu in Tanay Thyagarajan's over. Seven runs from that over including a lucky four from Shankar's willow. A thick outside edge goes past slips for a four.
Tamil Nadu 25/2 in 6 overs: Fine start from Telukupalli Ravi Teja. The medium-pacer gave away just a single from his first over.
Tamil Nadu 24/2 in 5 overs: Readdi continues to bowl his economical overs. Only one run conceded from his third over.
Tamil Nadu 23/2 in 4 overs: Good over from Milind. Just three runs from it.
Tamil Nadu 20/2 in 3 overs: Five runs and two wickets from Readdi's over.
Tamil Nadu 16/2 in 2.4 overs: WICKET! This time it is Nishanth. Nishanth is caught at the backward point by Sandeep.
Tamil Nadu 15/1 in 2.2 overs: WICKET! Jagadeesan gets a leading-edge to Readdi's angling in delivery. Caught at the slips by Tanmay Agarwal.
Tamil Nadu 15/0 in 2 overs: Eight runs from Chama V Milind's opening over including a four. Nishanth, Jagadeesan look in good touch.
Tamil Nadu 7/0 in 1 over: Seven runs from Readdi's first over. Hari Nishanth smashes a six over backward square leg.
Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeesan are at the crease. Hari Nishanth is on strike. Rakshann Readdi will open the attack with the bowl for Hyderabad.
Hyderabad innings: The innings shows how important was the toss during this semifinal 1 in Delhi. Hyderabad endured a tough time with the willow when asked to bat first after losing the toss. They lost four wickets in the powerplay. Barring Tanay Thyagarajan's 25 runs, others departed with single-digit scores.
Needless to say that Tamil Nadu bowlers were exceptional with the ball. Besides being economical, they kept chipping wickets at regular intervals. P Saravana Kumar hogged the limelight for his fine bowling where he also clinched a fifer.
Hyderabad 90/10 in 18.3 overs: WICKET! Tanay Thyagarajan goes to play pull shot on Saravana Kumar's slightly slower shot ball. He finds a fielder in the deep.
Hyderabad 80/9 in 18 overs: Four runs and a wicket from M Mohammed's third over.
Hyderabad 80/9 in 17.5 overs: WICKET! M Mohammed's short and wide outside off delivery tempts Mehdi Hassan to go for a boundary. Finds a fielder at the cover.
Hyderabad 76/8 in 17 overs: 10 RUNS! Five runs leaked from the extras. Sai Kishore finishes with 1/19.
Hyderabad 66/8 in 16 overs: Fine spell from Murugan Ashwin. A total of 13 runs and two wickets. Three runs and a wicket from the last over.
Hyderabad 64/8 in 15.2 overs: WICKET! Milind tries to hit a boundary but finds a fielder at long-on. Murugan Ashwin castles him in a tossed up delivery.
Hyderabad 63/7 in 15 overs: Sai Kishore is building pressure on Hyderabad batsmen. Another economical over. Just four runs from his third over.
Hyderabad 59/7 in 14 overs: Sandeep Warrier wraps up his spell. Conceded five runs from his last over.
Hyderabad 54/7 in 13 overs: Only three runs from Sai Kishore's second over. Hyderabad badly looking for runs.
Hyderabad 51/7 in 12 overs: Murugan Ashwin gives away just four runs from his third over. Hyderabad in deep trouble.
Hyderabad 47/7 in 11 overs: Sai Kishore leaks just three runs and scalps a wicket.
Hyderabad 44/7 in 10.1 overs: WICKET! Sai Kishore strikes with his first delivery. A top edge caught beyond mid-wicket safely grabbed by Vijay Shankar.
Hyderabad 44/6 in 10 overs: Six runs and a wicket M Mohammed's second over.
Hyderabad 39/6 in 9.2 overs: WICKET! T Ravi Teja's pull shot gone wrong. The batsman gets a top edge that was caught at the mid-wicket by Sanjay Yadav.
Hyderabad 38/5 in 9 overs: Rahul Buddhi gets a life! 5 runs from the second over of M Ashwin.
Hyderabad 33/5 in 8 overs: Good over from M Mohammed. Just two runs. Tamil Nadu batsmen are looking for runs.
Hyderabad 31/5 in 7 overs: Fine over from Ashwin. Just one run and a wicket.
Hyderabad 30/5 in 6.2 overs: WICKET! An outside off googly by Murugan Ashwin deceives Sandeep. Gives an easy catch at long-off. Caught by safe hands of M Mohammed.
Hyderabad 30/4 in 6 overs: 11 RUNS! Slightly expensive from Saravana Kumar but he gets his fourth wicket.
Hyderabad 26/4 in 5.4 overs: WICKET! Saravana Kumar outplays Pragnay Reddy! Murugan Ashwin takes a safe catch at the backward point. Reddy played a shot on a simple short of length delivery outside off stump and found his way to the pavilion.
Hyderabad 19/3 in 5 overs: 2 runs from the third over of Sandeep Warrier.
Hyderabad 17/3 in 3.6/ 4 overs: WICKET! Himalay Agarwal is out on the first ball! An outswinger outside off stump tempts Agarwal, gets a thick edge and is caught at the slips. Another wicket-maiden from Saravana.
Hyderabad 17/2 in 3.4 overs: WICKET! Tilak Varma falls prey to Saravana's short ball and departs early. He is caught by Nishanth at point.
Hyderabad 17/1 in 3 overs: 13 RUNS! Expensive over from Warrier. Just the kind of over Tamil Nadu was looking for. A six and a four from that over.
Hyderabad 4/1 in 2 overs: Excellent over by Kumar. A wicket-maiden over.
Hyderabad 4/1 in 1.3 overs: WICKET! Tanmay Agarwal departs! Attempting an off-side shot, Tanmay got a thick outside edge that was caught safely by Warrier at the third man.
P Saravana Kumar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Hyderabad 4/0 in 1 over: Good start for Sandeep Warrier and Tamil Nadu. Just four runs from the first over.
Tanmay Agarwal and Pragnay Reddy are at the crease. Warrier will open the attack
Hyderabad (Playing XI): Tanmay Agarwal(c), Pragnay Reddy(w), Tilak Varma, Himalay Agarwal, Bavanaka Sandeep, Rahul Buddhi, Telukupalli Ravi Teja, Tanay Thyagarajan, Chama V Milind, Rakshann Readdi, Mehdi Hassan
Tamil Nadu (Playing XI): Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan(w), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar(c), Sanjay Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, P Saravana Kumar, Sandeep Warrier
Tamil Nadu won the toss and opt to bowl