Indore: Young Shreyas Iyer hit a blazing 147 off 55 balls to help Mumbai defeat Sikkim by 154 runs in their Group C opening match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy here Thursday. Iyer’s 147 is the highest T20 score by an Indian. He surpassed the record of Rishabh Pant, who had scored unbeaten 128 for Delhi Daredevils. His 147 is also the 12th highest score by a batsman in the T20 cricket history. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara hit an unbeaten 100 in 61 balls, but the effort went in vain as Railways chased down Saurashtra’s 189-run target with five wickets in hand at the Holkar Stadium.
Mumbai 258-4 (S Iyer 147, SK Yadav 63) bt Sikkim 104-7 (B B Sharma 32; Thapa 19, S Mulani 2-2, Shardul Thakur 2-13); Saurashtra 188-3 (C Pujara 100 not out, Robin Uthappa 46) lost to Railways 190-5 (Mrunal Devdhar 49, P S Singh 40, D A Jadeja 2-27);
Madhya Pradesh 199/4 (Parth Sahani 90, Abhishek Bhandari 54 not out, Manpreet Singh Grewal 2-34) won against Punjab 165/9 (Manpreet Singh 64, Gurkeerat Mann 46, Ishwar Pandey 3-17) by 34 runs. MP 4 points, Punjab 0.