In the second semi-final match played between Baroda and Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, Baroda’s team performed well, winning by 25 runs. With this, Baroda’s team also secured their place in the final of the tournament, where they will face Tamil Nadu. Baroda, batting first, scored 160 runs, losing 3 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Punjab’s team could only manage 135 runs after losing 8 wickets despite captain Mandeep Singh’s innings of 42 runs. Meanwhile, Punjab batsman Siddharth Call landed on the field wearing a helmet bearing the BCCI logo, the on-field umpires questioned it and asked him to hide the logo.
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Actually, helmet players with BCCI logo can only wear when national teams are participating in a tournament. It is not allowed to wear this helmet in domestic cricket. After Punjab’s eighth wicket fall against Baroda, when Siddharth Call was coming towards the crease wearing a BCCI logo helmet, he was stopped by the on-field umpire and expressed his displeasure. After this, Siddharth pointed to the dressing room and asked to bring something to hide the people.
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Captain Kedar Deodhar played a brilliant innings of 64 runs for Baroda, while Karthik Kakade contributed 53 runs. Due to the 93-run partnership between the two, Baroda’s team managed to reach a respectable score of 160 runs. Earlier, in the first semi-final of the tournament, Tamil Nadu defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets to make it to the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali for the second time in a row.