New Delhi: Punjab's Yuvraj Singh fell for just two runs against Rajasthan in their opening game in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy on Saturday.
But the left-hander struck twice with the ball to compensate to an extent. Yuvi who has been selected by India for T20 series against Australia later this month, failed to have his say against Rajasthan and his focus will now be in the next game against Jammu and Kashmir.
A good outing in that tie can give the southpaw a much needed confidence boost.
Rajasthan beat Punjab by four wickets.
Meanwhile, bowling duo of Antony Dhas and M Ashwin shared seven wickets between them as Tamil Nadu thrashed Haryana by nine wickets.
The duo shared seven wickets between them to hurt Haryana who could only manage 113 runs.
Virender Sehwag failed to provide any entertainment after being dismissed for a paltry three runs. Sehwag was recently dumped by his Indian Premier League franchise, Kings XI Punjab.
Sehwag is playing this tournament as part of his preparations for the upcoming Masters Champions League.
Here are the brief scores of the other matches played on Saturday.
Andhra vs MP
Andhra Pradesh: 95 for nine in 20 overs.(Sirla Srinivas 22, K Ashwin Hebbar 15; I Pandey 4/20).
Madhya Pradesh: 96 for 5 in 18.2 overs.(Harpreet Singh 40 not out, Sohraab Dhaliwal 25 not out; B Ayapaa 2/18).
Odisha vs Mumbai
Odisha: 91 all out in 17.4overs (A Yadav 33; SN Thakur 2/11)
Mumbai: 95/4 in 15.5 overs (A Tare 32; DR Behera 2/14).
Bengal vs Hyderabad
Bengal 185/4 in 20 overs (Wriddhiman Saha 81, Sayan Sekhar Mondal 50, Chama Milind 2/45)
Hyderabad 124 in 16.2 overs (Akshath Reddy 32, Mohammed Shami 3/18, Pragyan Ojha 3/23, Sayan Sekhar Mondal 2/35).
UP vs Maharashtra
Maharashtra: 109 for 7 in 12 overs (K Jadhav 52; P Chawla 4/28)
Uttar Pradesh: 113 for 3 in 11.2 overs (P Gupta 35; SM Kazi 1/18).
Karnataka vs Services
Karnataka: 121/9 in 20 overs (Vinay Kumar 38; Raushan Raj 3/19, Deepak Rai 2/21).
Services: 122/7 in 19 overs (Anshul Gupta 27, Yashpal Singh 25; K C Kariappa 2/20).
J&K vs Kerala
Jammu & Kashmir: 126/6 in 20 overs (Bandeep Singh 37, Parvez Rasool 34 not out; Raiphi Gomez 2/19).
Kerala: 129/5 in 18.4 overs (Rohan Prem 59 not out, Raiphi Gomez 22 not out; Mohammed Mudhasir 2/27).
Gujarat vs HP
Gujarat: 151 for 6 in 20 overs.(R Bhatt 40, P Patel 35; A Chauhan 2/32).
Himachal Pradesh: 152 for 5 in 19.3 overs.(P Chopra 89 not out, P Dogra 36; R Kalaria 2/21).
Saurashtra vs Tripura
Saurashtra: 144 for 6 in 20 overs (C Pujara 67; S Majumder 2/22)
Tripura: 78 all out in 17.3 overs (NN Sen 12; DS Punia 3/19).