Needing 16 runs off the last over bowled by Prateek Jain, Shahrukh Khan hit the final delivery for a six to take help Tamil Nadu seal a famous win.
The 2021 final will be a repeat of the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali summit clash, which saw Karnataka edge out Tamil Nadu by one run in a thriller.
Karnataka will face defending champions Tamil Nadu in the summit clash. Tamil Nadu had earlier thrashed Hyderabad for a spot in the final.
Tamil Nadu dismissed Hyderabad for 90 then chased down the target in 14.2 overs to register an 8-wicket win. They will face the winners of the Karnataka vs Vidarbha clash in the final.
Vidarbha have been unbeaten in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy so far and their semifinal encounter against Karnataka will be np less than a final.
If Tamil Nadu manage to beat Hyderabad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semifinals, it will be their third straight appearance in the final of the premier domestic T20 tournament.
Tamil Nadu chased down Kerala's 181/4 with three balls to spare in the first quarter-final match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22.
Avesh, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit, was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 24 scalps behind Harshal Patel (32).
Chasing Karnataka's 134/8, Bengal rode on Abhimanyu Easwaran's 51 not out to overhaul the target in 18 overs.
Both Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra recorded four wins each to finish with 16 points but the former took the top position on the basis of having beaten the latter.
Rajasthan lost openers Yash Kothari and Ashok Menaria cheaply before in-form Mahipal Lomror and Deepak Hooda steadied the ship 87-run stand.
This was Mumbai's second loss in four matches as they slipped to third place behind Bengal who returned to winning ways with a facile nine-wicket win over Services.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner with Chennai Super Kings, slammed his third straight half-century in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will also act as a perfect platform for all the players before the mega Indian Premier League auctions next year.
Placed in Elite Group B, Mumbai will begin their domestic T20 tournament against Karnataka in Guwahati on November 4.
India pacer Umesh Yadav has been named in a 20-member Vidarbha squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, starting on November 4.
With former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin at the helm of Hyderabad Cricket Association, Vihari might lead the state in the upcoming season.
The Ranji Trophy wasn't held during last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the logistical obstacles faced for having an extended bio-bubble for 38 teams
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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