Tamil Nadu defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets in the first semi-final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. The Tamil Nadu team reached the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for the second consecutive year. In this match held at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, Rajasthan won the toss and chose to bat. He scored 154 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Chasing the target, Tamil Nadu won the match by 158 runs in 3 wickets in 18.4 overs. The second semi-final is to be held between Punjab and Baroda at 7:00 pm on this ground. Arun Karthik was the highest scorer for Tamil Nadu. He scored an unbeaten 89 off 54 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. Captain Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 26 off 17 balls with the help of 3 fours. He, along with Arun Karthik, put on an unbeaten partnership of 89 from 54 balls for the fourth wicket. Arun Karthik was also elected Player of the Match.
Arun Karthik completed his half-century with 2 runs off Khalil Ahmed in the second ball of the 15th over. Dinesh Karthik completed a half-century partnership between himself and Arun by taking 2 runs off the last ball of the same over. Dinesh’s catch was also missed by Rajesh Bishnoi on the same ball. Tanvir Ul-Haq, Ankit Chaudhary and Ravi Bishnoi took 1-1 wickets from Rajasthan. Tanveer lbw opener Hari Nishant. Ankit Chaudhary showed the path of pavilion to Baba Aparajith. Ravi Bishnoi implicated N. Jagadishan in his spin.