Get ready for an exciting clash as Punjab (PUN) takes on Saurashtra (SAU) in Match 15 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023, set to unfold at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi. This tournament, featuring an impressive roster of 39 teams divided into five groups, witnesses Punjab and Saurashtra in the competitive Group C. Both teams have demonstrated their mettle in previous editions, setting the stage for an enthralling showdown.
In the SMAT 2022 semi-final, Punjab locked horns with Himachal Pradesh in a tightly contested encounter. However, Himachal Pradesh emerged victorious, clinching the match by a slender margin of 13 runs. Himachal Pradesh’s formidable total of 176 runs in 20 overs proved a stern challenge for Punjab, who managed 163 runs in their pursuit. Anmolpreet Singh’s valiant 30-run contribution was a notable highlight, along with commendable performances from Sanvir Singh and Abhishek Sharma, who each claimed two wickets.
Meanwhile, Saurashtra clashed with Mumbai in the SMAT 2022 Quarter Final. In a nail-biting encounter, Mumbai secured a hard-fought victory by a narrow margin of two wickets. Saurashtra posted a competitive total of 166 runs in 20 overs, thanks to a brilliant 61-run display by Prerak Mankad. Chetan Sakariya’s stellar four-wicket haul and Kushang Patel’s two crucial scalps further highlighted Saurashtra’s spirited performance.