Srinagar, November 22: The last ball dramatic six from Shahrukh Khan secured third Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 title for Tamil Nadu as they beat Karnataka on Monday, November 22.
Needing five runs to win off one ball, Shahrukh Khan pulled off a heist with a last-ball six to guide his team title.
Defending champion Tamil Nadu was left needing 16 runs to win from the last over after the top and middle order failure. Shahrukh’s unbeaten 33 off 15 balls was instrumental in taking his team over the line from a precarious 57 to win off 28 balls.
Earlier Vijay Shankar won the toss as Tamil Nadu opted to field first at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Karnataka posted a total of 151/7 thanks to middle order runs from Abhinav Manohar (46 off 37) and Praveen Dubey (33 off 25).
Left-arm spinner Sai Kishore was the pick of the bowlers for Tamil Nadu as he took the new ball and returned with superb figures of 3/12 from his four overs.
In reply, N Jagadeesan got a 46-ball 41 at the top of the order before Khan’s unbeaten 33 off 15 sealed the deal for Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka 151/7 in 20 overs (Abhinav Manohar 46, Praveen Dubey 33; R Sai Kishore 3/12).
Tamil Nadu 153/6 in 20 overs (N Jagadeesan 41, Shahrukh Khan 33 not out; KC Cariappa 2/22).