- Tamil Nadu wins Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament for second time in a row
- Tamil Nadu surpasses Karnataka’s 152-run target in final ball in final
- Tamil Nadu needed 16 runs in the final over, Shah Rukh hit a six off the final ball.
16 runs were required in the final over
The final between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka was going to be very heartbreaking. In the final over, Tamil Nadu needed 16 runs. The first five balls were 11 runs. Now five runs were needed on the final ball. If Choggo was hit, the match would have been tied and the team would have won by six. On strike was Shah Rukh Khan whose identity was that of an aggressive batsman. He also hit a six from the square leg on the final ball batting.
Tamil Nadu became champions for the third time
Tamil Nadu has become the most successful team in the tournament, having won the title three times. Baroda, Gujarat and Karnataka have won the title twice. Last year, Tamil Nadu won the tournament by defeating Baroda. This year, Tamil Nadu entered the semi-finals by defeating Punjab by two wickets.
Immediate innings of Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan hit an unbeaten 33 off 15 balls, including a four and three sixes. Batting after losing the toss, Karnataka lost three wickets for 32 runs at a time. But later she managed to score 151 runs. For Karnataka, Abhinav Manohar contributed 46 and Praveen Dubey 33 runs.
Thrilling and heartbreaking victory of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu batted slowly in the middle overs of the innings. Hari Nishant scored 23 off 12 balls while N Jagdish scored 32 off 46 balls. After Nishant’s dismissal, the Tamil Nadu batsmen struggled to score. The team needed 30 runs in the final two overs to win. When 16 runs were needed in the final over. In the end, Shah Rukh Khan took the baji in his hands and led the team to victory.