Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy: Karun Nair slams century, Rishabh Pant hits fifty

first_imgKarun Nair slammed a 48-ball century in Karnataka’s 78-run victory over Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on Friday.Nair scored 111 off 52 balls to help Karnataka score 179/9 after being put into bat first. After Nair’s sensational display, leg-spinner Praveen Dubey scalped four wickets to bundle the opposition for a paltry 101 in 16.3 overs in the South Zone clash.In another South zone tie, Andhra Pradesh rode on Ricky Bhui’s unbeaten 58-ball 73 to prevail over Hyderabad by six wickets at Visakhapatnam.WATCHAt the same venue, Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 44-ball 65 helped Kerala outshine an unfancied Goa by nine wickets.In North zone, Rishabh Pant’s breezy 33-ball 51 guided Delhi to an eight wicket victory over Jammu and Kashmir at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground while Haryana thrashed a star-studded Harbhajan Singh-led Punjab by five wickets at the same venue.At Ranchi, Bengal edged past Jharkhand by six wickets in an East Zone clash while Odisha thrashed Tripura by 72 runs at the same venue.The two Central zone matches played in the day saw Rajasthan beat hosts Chhattisgarh by seven wickets at Raipur while Vidarbha pipped Madhya Pradesh by seven runs at the same venue.(With inputs from IANS)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

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Man Utd’s form will be ‘amazing’ – Mourinho

first_imgJosé Mourinho Man Utd’s form will be ‘amazing’ – Mourinho Jamie Smith 20:24 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Mourinho Getty Images José Mourinho Manchester United Manchester United v Chelsea Chelsea Premier League Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Manchester United v Sevilla UEFA Champions League FA Cup With a raft of home fixtures forthcoming, the Portuguese believes the Red Devils are about to hit their stride Jose Mourinho forecasts an “amazing” period for Manchester United as he prepares for a glut of home matches across various competitions.United host Chelsea in a key Premier League clash on Sunday to kick off a run of four home games in their next five fixtures.Mourinho’s men start March with a trip to Crystal Palace before welcoming Champions League qualification rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The return leg of United’s Champions League last-16 tie with Sevilla follows, with a home FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton and Hove Albion wrapping up a busy period, and Mourinho is prepared for the challenges ahead as he faces a crunch spell.”I think the next few weeks at Old Trafford will be amazing,” Mourinho told MUTV.”Two big matches against two direct rivals in the Premier League, two knockout matches that, if things go well, can leave us in the quarter-final of the Champions League and the semi-final of the FA Cup.”Sometimes we have periods with three, four consecutive away matches but this time we have four matches at home, with Crystal Palace away in between, but four big matches at Old Trafford.”United face an increasingly hectic schedule in the closing months of the campaign due to competing on multiple fronts, with no date yet set for a postponed Premier League match against West Ham.”Time flies. It feels like two days ago that we were in Los Angeles for pre-season and now we’re almost in March,” added Mourinho. “March, April and May can be really busy and going far in the FA Cup creates you problems.”We now play Brighton when we were supposed to play West Ham and we don’t know when we’ll play West Ham.”If we play the semi-final of the FA Cup, I don’t know when that will be so it can be really busy and complicated.”last_img read more

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