Shivam Dube’s all-around show brings Mumbai closer to the knockout rounds

Prithvi Shaw had a rare day off but Shivam Dube joined the party as his all-around show secured a 15-run win for Mumbai over Vidarbha in a Group A match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament on Sunday. Mumbai batted first, scoring 155 for eight in 20 overs, with Dube’s 41 from 40 balls and Sarfaraz Khan’s 26 from 20 balls allowing the tournament favorite to surpass the 150 run mark. In response, Vidarbha was restricted to 140 for six, with in-form left arm spinners Shams Mulani (3/21 in 4 overs) and Dube (2/20 in 3 overs) choking the flow of the run.

Earlier, Shaw (19 of 13), who had laned on 134 of 61 in the last game, smashed three fours and a six before being castled by India international Umesh Yadav (2/38).

However, it was left arm spinner Aditya Sarwate (3/28) who hit the brakes in the middle overs and even a big hitter like Dube had to wait.

During the chase, Vidarbha was back on the power play, teetering 50-4 in the ninth over when her T20 specialist Jitesh Sharma caught keeper Hardik Tamore ahead of Dube.

The lower middle class tried, but by then Mumbai was way ahead.

They top the Group A points table with 16 games from four and only need to win two of their next three games to secure a direct place in the quarter-finals.

Brief Results Mumbai 155/8 (Shivam Dube 41, Prithvi Shaw 19, Aditya Sarwate 3/28, Umesh yadav 2/38).

Vidarbha 140/6 (Akshay Karnewar 27, Shams Mulani 3/21, Shivam Dube 2/21). Mumbai won by 15 runs.

Mizoram 115/9 (Taruwar Kohli 75, Mrinmoy Datta 2/10).

Assam 118/3 (Riyan Parag 52 not out). Assam won by 7 wickets.

MP 190/5 (Rajat Patidar 92 without 43 balls, Susheel Kumar 2/35).

Promoted

Railroads 176/9 (Pratham Singh 55, Ashwin Das 3/35). MP won by 14 runs.

Rajasthan 143/6 (Salman Khan 47, Swapnil 2/23) Uttarakhand 147/6 (Adirya Tare 34 from 28 balls). Uttrakhand won by 4 wickets.

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