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Watch: Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes Sreesanth into orbit


Kerala proved to be worthy of themselves as serious title contenders especially after their back-to-back performances in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy tournament. They kick-started the tournament with a memorable 6-wicket win over Puducherry in the first fixture.

Watch: Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes Sreesanth into orbit

After gaining some confidence in the first game, they locked horns with Mumbai in the next game at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kerala skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and invited Suryakumar Yadav’s team to bat first.

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Mumbai didn’t have the best of start in the tournament as they lost to Delhi by 76 runs in the first game. They provided a sensational start to the game in the form of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Aditya Tare.

Yashasvi Jaiswal gives an epic reply to Sreesanth

India’s fast bowler Sreesanth made a grand comeback to the game by taking a wicket in the first match against Puducherry. After being banned from the sport for 7 long years, he made early impression by removing Puducherry opener Fabid Ahmed as he made a mess of his off stump.

However, the fast bowler couldn’t implement the same momentum during the game against Mumbai. After bowling a couple of overs, giving away 12 runs, he faced youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal. The left-handed batsman tried to hit Sreesanth on the very first ball itself.

Nonetheless, he ended up swinging the bat without contacting the ball. It was when Sreesanth stared at the batsman. Soon after that, Jaiswal took Sreesanth to the cleaners. The youngster hit 2 sixes followed by a four in the over. The video of the same is doing the rounds on social media platforms.

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Mumbai openers Jaiswal and Tare added a solid 88-run partnership before Tare departed for 42 (4 fours, 1 six). After his departure, Jaiswal also departed after scoring 40 (4 fours, 1 six). Suryakumar Yadav scored 38 off 19 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Jalaj Saxena and KM Asif took 3 wickets each as Mumbai posted 196/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Kerala aced the run-chase at a blistering pace as they finished the game in 15.5 overs. Mohammed Azharuddeen was the star of the show as he scored an impressive 37-ball century.

The right-handed batsman ended up scoring an unbeaten 137 off 54 balls. His innings included a flurry of 9 fours and 11 sixes at a mind-boggling strike-rate of 253.70. Kerala ended up scoring 201 for the loss of 2 wickets. With this win, they registered 2 wins in a row to take the second spot in the points table.


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