Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh in Mushtaq Ali T20

Alur (Karnataka)

Punjab defended a modest 134 against Uttar Pradesh as Suresh Raina’s half-century and a three-wicket effort from Bhuvneshwar Kumar went in vain for UP in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Punjab posted 134 for seven in a Group A game with opener and wicketkeeper Simran Singh scoring 43 off 41 balls. Anmolpreet Singh (35 off 27) was another batsman who made a valuable contribution. Bhuvneshwar was impressive with with figures of three for 22 in four overs. However, UP fell short of the target and ended at 123 for five in 20 overs to lose by 11 runs. Raina, playing his first competitive game in over 18 months, made an unbeaten 56 off 40 balls but it wasn’t enough to take his team over the line.


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