Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Maharashtra vs Karnataka in The Finals

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Maharashtra and Karnataka will go heads on in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy finals after posting wins in their last respective Super League matches on Tuesday.

From Group B, it is Karnataka, who made it to the finals after defeating Vidarbha by six wickets. The south Indian team remained unbeaten in the Super League stage and topped the table with 16 points.

In Group A as well, Maharashtra didn’t lose a single game in the Super League stage. They topped the table with 16 points. In their last game, they defeated Railways by 21 runs.

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The final of the domestic T20 championship will be played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on March 14.

Karnataka Vs Vidarbha

Karnataka restricted Vidarbha to a 138/7 with seamer Vinay Kumar (2-27) leading from the front. And t, captain Manish Pandey scored an unbeaten 49 (35) to guide his side home along with three fours and two sixes.

Openers Rohan Kadam (39) and Karun Nair (24) also gave important contributions.

Maharashtra Vs Railways

Maharashtra posted a competitive 177/5 with wicketkeeper Nikhil Naik scoring an unbeaten 95.

Naushad Shaikh also scored a valuable 59. Maharashtra bowlers, led by left-arm medium pacer Samad Fallah (3-37), restricted Railways for 156 to maintain their unbeaten run in the Super League stage.

As per the format this time, the final is played between the two teams who top their respective group in terms of points at the Super League stage.

In another game, Mumbai defeated Uttar Pradesh by 46 runs in their last Super League Group B game, but that was not enough for them to find a place in the finals.

With the two finalists decided now, Gujarat versus Bengal final Group A Super League match is going to be of little importance.

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Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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