Kolkata: Making a poor begin to the brand new yr, the Odisha cricket group misplaced three T20 matches on a trot after happening to Tamil Nadu in its third match in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy right here on the Eden gardens on Thursday.
Odisha notched a under par goal of 132 to Tamil Nadu which they surpassed with ease with 5 overs and eight wickets to spare.
The state group kick-started its season within the elite home T20 match organized by Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) among the many groups from Ranji Trophy from January 10, 2020, after they misplaced to Bengal by 9 wickets on the Jadavpur College floor in Kolkata.
The guests solely managed to attain 113 runs on the board of their stipulated 20 overs and the opponents Bengal overcame the goal with virtually eight overs to spare and on the lack of just one wicket.
Solely three Odisha batsmen (Aditya Rout-11, Rajesh Dhuper-37, Ankit Yadav-32) managed to place up runs in double digits whereas all others perished to a positive bowling show by the Bengal group.
Within the second encounter, Odisha was pitted towards Hyderabad on the identical Jadavpur Campus floor on January 14, however they misplaced the competition by solely six runs.
Batting first, Hyderabad posted a complete of 153 runs on the lack of eight wickets. Odisha may solely handle to attain 147 on the lack of 4 wickets in 20 overs.
At current, Odisha is on the backside of the Elite Group B with zero factors. Whereas the probabilities of making it to the quarter ultimate are slim, it nonetheless has two extra matches; towards Jharkhand on January 16 and towards Assam on January 18.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)