SMAT final: Shahrukh Khan laye heroics help TN defend title.

Shahrukh Khan’s last ball six help Tamil Nadu win

Shahrukh Khan finished things off in style for Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu win their third Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy crushing Karnataka by four wickets. Prateek Jain was the man at the other end for Karnatka to defend 16 runs of the final over. Tamil Nadu required 5 runs of the final delivery, and Shahrukh Khan hit the ball in air.  Prateek Jain tried to cramp the batsman but Shahrukh Khan whipped the ball over deep square leg for a big six.

Tamil Nadu as mentioned have now won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy thrice (2006/07, 2020/21 and 2021/22), the most by a side in history. Shahrukh Khan’s unbeaten 15-ball 33 help Tamil Nadu retain the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. With team’s brilliant effort they also avenged their one-run defeat against Karnataka in the final of the 2019/20 edition, in Surat.

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Brief Scores: Karnataka 151/7 in 20 overs (Manohar 46; Sai Kishore 3-12) lost to Tamil Nadu 153/6 in 20 overs (Jagadeesan 41; Cariappa 2-23) by 4 wickets in 20 overs. Player of the Match: Shahrukh Khan.

Pakistan sweep Bangladesh 3-0 in T20I Series

On Monday, Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets to complete 3-0 clean sweep at Sher-E Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Bangladesh posted a total of 124 with the loss of 7 wickets in the final T20I of the three match series. Bangladesh batters struggled to get going again after opting to bat. Mohammad Naim took 50 balls to score 47.

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Pakistan chased the target on the final ball of the match with 5 wickets remaining. Chasing 125, Mohammad Rizwan (40) and Haider (45) helped Pakistan to clinch this win. Mohammad Nawaz struck the boundary on the last ball of the match to seal the game for Pakistan.

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Brief scores: Bangladesh 124/7 in 20 overs (Mohammad Naim 47; Mohammad Wasim  2-15) lost to Pakistan 127/5 in 20 overs (Haider Ali 45; Mahmudullah 3-10) by 5 wickets in 2o overs. Player of the Match: Haider Ali.

Player of the Series: Mohammad Rizwan.

Shubman Gill set to bat in middle order, Suryakumar added to test Squad : Reports

Shubman Gill set for new middle-order slot
Shubman Gill set for new middle-order slot

According to reports, Shubman Gill might feature in the middle order of the Indian test team for the upcoming red ball series against New Zealand. Mayank Agarwal is likely to replace Rohit Sharma as opener in the first match of the series.

With Rahul and Mayank opening the batting, Gill might get a chance in the middle order. Gill showed his class in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2021. He is a good timer of the ball, and has played as an opener for team India since his debut in 2020.

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The reports also suggest that uncapped batter Suryakumar Yadav has been included in the Indian test squad for the series against kiwis.  Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav didn’t get a spot in 16-men squad (excluding Virat Kohli) but is set to join the team at Kanpur for the contest, if reports are to be believed.

Suryakumar Yadav was also included in the squad which travelled to England for the test series, as replacement to Shubman Gill. He was accompanied with Prithvi Shaw in his flight to England.

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By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.

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