"Tamil Nadu Syed Mustaq Ali becomes trophy champion after 14 years under Dinesh Karthik".
Tamil Nadu Syed Mustaq Ali becomes trophy champion after 14 years under Dinesh Karthik
After 14 years in Tamil Nadu, Syed Mustaq Ali became the trophy champion. Earlier, Tamil Nadu won the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy for the first time after defeating Punjab in the inaugural season of 2006-07.
And for the second time this year, Baroda lost by 8 wickets in the final and became the T20 champion. With this, Tamil Nadu has played Syed Mustaq Ali's final 3 times at most. Last time they also participated in the title fight, but they lost the champion for only 1 run.
It is to be noted that Tamil Nadu has played the final three times under the direction of international player Dinesh Karthik and for the first time this time it has won the tournament from unbeaten.
Dinesh Karthik led Tamil Nadu to Mustaq Ali's final in three different decades. In this final match, Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat first. Baroda suffered a batting setback from the start and they were able to score 120 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Batting in reply to 120 runs, Tamil Nadu lost 3 wickets in 18 overs and won the match by 123 runs. Siddharth was named the best cricketer of the match.