Meghalaya all-rounder Abhay Negi scored a 14-ball 50 to register the fastest half-century in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Mumbai on Sunday.
In his blitzkrieg knock the right-hander hit two fours and 6 sixes to report a strike charge of 333.three and surpass the report held by Robin Uthappa.
With this feat, Negi additionally equalled Kl Rahul’s report fastest fifty in T20 cricket in India.
His attacking innings helped Meghalaya get the higher of Mizoram by 25 runs.
Coming into bat at quantity six, Negi powered his group to a complete of 207/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Mizoram gave a spirited fightback however didn’t chase down the rating.
Mizoram (Playing XI): Taruwar Kohli, Lalhmangaiha, KB Pawan(w/c), Lalfakzuala Renthlei, Saidingliana Sailo, Reuben Lalhruaizela, G Lalbiakvela, Lalhruai Ralte, Lalnunkima Varte, Sumit Lamba, Henry Lalsangzuala
Meghalaya (Playing XI): Raj Biswa(c), Puneet Bisht(w), Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Sanjay Yadav, Abhay Negi, Amiangshu Sen, Aditya Singhania, Kilco Marak, Swarajeet Das, Bijon Dey, Chengkam Sangma
Meanhile, in the primary sport at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Pondicherry defeated Bengal by 4 wickets to seize their 4 factors.
In the opposite sport at BKC, Haryana chased the 160-run goal towards Madhya Pradesh with 4 wickets in hand and Sumit Kumar top-scoring with an unbaten 44.
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Shaw slams fifty on return from doping ban as Mumbai win
Prithvi Shaw made a splendid return to aggressive cricket after serving a doping ban, hitting a 39-ball 63 to information Mumbai to a 83-run win over Assam in Mumbai.
All eyes had been on Shaw, who performed his first sport after serving a back-dated eight-month suspension by the BCCI for failing a dope take a look at and the pint-sized opener didn’t disappoint the small crowd on the Wankhede Stadium.
Shaw, who got here in for in-form Jay Bista, struck a blazing half-century after which celebrated in a ‘bat does the talk’ method.
(With PTI inputs)