Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Mumbai rides to victory on skipper Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 94

He went on to hammer 11 fours and sent four towering sixes to the stands. His 53-ball explosive is sure to grab eyeballs to earn him a national call

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Ending Karnataka's winning spree, Mumbai managed to bag a well-earned victory as they rode on skipper Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 94-run knock. Mumbai defeated Karnataka by seven wickets in a Group 'B' Super League match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Monday, November 25.

Suryakumar & Co. were chasing a mammoth 172-run target against a formidable bowling attack but the captain encashed on his form and single-handedly guided the domestic giants to victory with an over to spare.

Surya (94 not out off 53 balls, 11 fours, 4 sixes) walked in to bat after Mumbai were left stranded at 44 for 2, losing openers Aditya Tare (12) and Prithvi Shaw (30) with over 100 runs still left to win. Yadav steadied the innings for Mumbai by piling together a 46-run stand with Shreyas Iyer (14) for the third wicket.

But Karnataka managed a slight comeback by removing Iyer in the 11th over. But the Surya show began after Iyer's departure as he toyed with the Karnataka bowlers, who wilted under his blistering attack. He went on to hammer 11 fours and sent four towering sixes to the stands. His 53-ball explosive is sure to grab eyeballs to earn him a national call.

This was Karnataka's first defeat in the Super League stage, and Mumbai's win has opened up things in the group.

Brief scores

Karnataka 171/6 in 20 overs (Rohan Kadam 71, Devdutt Padikkal 57, Shardul Thakur 2/29) lost to Mumbai 174/3 in 19 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 94 not out, Prithvi Shaw 30; Shreyas Gopal 1/19) by seven wickets.

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