Tamil Nadu secured its third victory in 15.1 overs.
N. Jagadeesan scored his second successive half-century as Tamil Nadu cruised to an eight-wicket win over Odisha in an Elite Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Odisha spoiled a good start to gather 132 for nine. Tamil Nadu secured its third victory in 15.1 overs to celebrate Pongal.
Openers Gaurav Choudhary (19, 14b, 2×4, 1×6) and Rajesh Dhuper (22, 26b, 3×4) took Aswin Crist and Sandeep Warrier to task as Odisha, electing to bat, collected 34 runs in the first three overs.
Dinesh Karthik arrested the run flow by employing R. Sai Kishore. The left-arm spinner made an immediate impact by bowling Chaudhary in his second delivery.
After Govinda Poddar’s fall, Subhanshu Senapati (20, 18b, 2×4) and Dhuper tried to steady the boat. The partnership did not last long as Senapati played M.Ashwin straight to mid-wicket in the 11th over.
Crist, who had leaked a lot of runs on…