Tamil Nadu decimated Baroda to win Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 tournament. Baroda, who won the title twice, failed to put big numbers on board. Tamil Nadu won the toss and restricted the rivals to just 120 runs in 20 overs. The Dinesh Karthik led team managed to win the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 in just 18 overs with seven wickets in hand. Tamil Nadu has won the trophy for the second time whereas Baroda who had already won the title in 2011-12 and 2013-14 ended as runners-up.
Manimaran Siddharth Thrashed the Batting Order of Baroda
Manimaran Siddharth was one of the lead players that helped Tamil Nadu in securing the victory. He grabbed four wickets and just conceded 20 runs in his spell. Siddharth restricted the batting order of Baroda by taking wickets throughout the match. He used the pitch to his advantage to vary the pace of his deliveries and confuse the batting roster of Baroda. In the end, Baroda was just able to put 120 runs for 9 wickets.
C Hari Nishaanth Was the Top Scorer for Tamil Nadu
Opening batsmen C Hari Nishaanth scored crucial 35 runs for Tamil Nadu. However, Narayan Jagadeesan was bowled out for 14 runs by Lukman Meriwala. Baba Aparajith played a vital role in chasing the target and remained unbeaten for 29 runs. Captain Dinesh Karthik also added 22 runs in the scorecard of Tamil Nadu and helped the team to secure the victory. Sharukh Khan scored 18 runs in just seven balls and finished the game with a boundary.
Dinesh Karthik Celebrated Victory with Dance Inside Dressing Room
Tamil Nadu’s Captain Dinesh Karthik led his team to a celebratory dance to enjoy the victory. The dance video was posted on the Twitter handle of Kolkata Night Riders, who praised the efforts of Karthik and other team members. Dinesh Karthik had represented KKR in IPL as captain. However, he handed the captaincy to Eoin Morgan in IPL 2020.