TamilNadu registered a sensational last ball win over Karnataka in a hotly contested final of the Syed Musthaq Ali trophy domestic T20 event at Delhi . Chasing down a modest target of 152 in 20 overs, TamilNadu looked gone for all money at one stage till Shahrukh Khan , who plays for Punjab Kings in IPL, played a destructive innings off 33 notout of 15 balls and snatched an unlikely win in the last over with 16 required .
Sent in to bat first Karnataka was rattled by the TamilNadu bowlers and at one stage were 32/3 . Their senior batters Manish Pandey (13) , Karun Nair (18) and Sharath (16) failed to deliver till Abhinav Manohar played a quality knock of 46 in 37 balls . Later the innings was given an impetus by Pravin Dubey’s breezy 33 off 25 balls. Karnataka reached 151/7. For TamilNadu SainKishore (3/12 off 4 overs ) was brilliant once again.
In reply Tamil Nadu started off well with Hari Nishant playing a 12 ball 23 run cameo. However ,the seniors Jagdeesan (46) and Vijay Shankar (18) could not force the pace and TamilNadu started falling back with asking rate going over 12 per over .
However Shahrukh Khan stepped in and in true ” Baazigar” style plundered 33 notout off just 15 balls and with 16 needed off last over , he showed great nerves and finally sealed the win with a last ball 6 with 5 required off final ball .
After the 6 was hit , the TamilNadu team went berserk as the players converged on their hero who singlehandedly snatched a win from the jaws of defeat for his team to win the second straight title .
Shahrukh was the obvious choice for the man of the match award . Surely his stocks will see an upward rise in the next IPL mega auctions
Watch below video of Shahrukh Khan final ball sensational 6