Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Mumbai beat Maharashtra by 7 runs

Pune: Riding on opener Shoaib Shaikh’s 54-ball 62 and an all-round bowling display, Mumbai secured a seven-run win over Maharashtra in the West Zone leg of Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.

Shoaib Shaikh  top-scored with 62
Shoaib Shaikh top-scored with 62

Chasing 155, Rohit Motwani fell to Shardul Thakur (2-18) in the second over and Siddhesh Lad (2-17) broke through Swapnil Gugale’s defences in the fourth as Mumbai reduced Maharashtra to 24-2.

Ankit Bawne (36 off 30 balls) got the Maharashtra innings back on track and Rahul Tripathi hit 47 off 29 balls as the middle order set up a tight finish. Twenty-one runs were required off 14 balls when Pravin Tambe (2-32) swung the match decisively in Mumbai’s favour by getting rid of Tripathi.

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