The defending champions Tamil Nadu have won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In the final match, Tamil Nadu defeated Karnataka by 4 wickets. The game was exciting until the last ball. Tamil Nadu needed 5 runs to win on the last ball of the match. On this last ball, Tamil Nadu batsman Shahrukh Khan made his team the champion by hitting a powerful six.

In this match played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Tamil Nadu won the toss and called Karnataka to hit first. Karnataka’s start was not special and within 6 overs, they lost their 3 wickets by just 34 runs. From here, BR Sharad and Manohar took over the team by sharing a 55-race partnership. Praveen Dubey and Jagdish Suchit also scored runs when necessary and took 150 crosses from Karnataka. Tamil Nadu bowler Sai Kishore pitched sharply and took 3 wickets for just 12 runs in 4 overs.

Chasing a small goal of 152 runs, the Tamil Nadu team started well, but the middle order couldn’t do much. The batters’ career pace continued to be slow. The result was that in the last 2 overs, the team needed 30 runs to win. Here Shahrukh Khan made Tamil Nadu win by scoring 33 15-ball runs. Shahrukh Khan was awarded man of the match for his strong tackles.

With this victory, Tamil Nadu has also equaled the 2-year count. In fact, the same two teams also met in the final match of 2019, where Karnataka recorded a thrilling one-run victory.



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