The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 saw a lot of action unfold on Wednesday. In what was one of the most entertaining stories, one framed out to be in between Yashasvi Jaiswal, the India Under-19 World Cup star and S Sreesanth, who is making a return to professional cricket with this tournament after seven years.
The tainted pacer had been serving a ban for the last 7 years. He was accused of being involved in spot-fixing during the 2013 edition of the IPL. S Sreesanth was selected in the Kerala squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he marked his return to professional cricket after a long while. In the first match of the tournament, he also picked a wicket and bowled with an economy of 7.20.
Watch: Yashasvi Jaiswal Smashes S Sreesanth For A Gigantic Six
On Wednesday, Kerala and Mumbai took on each other in their second group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Yashasvi Jaiswal, the prodigal Indian opener, opened the innings for Mumbai and was in quite an aggressive flair with the bat. S Sreesanth, who is usually charged up, tried to sledge and stare Yashasvi in the eye.
However, the young Yashasvi Jaiswal wasn’t to be fazed by the challenge and he immediately smashed S Sreesanth for a gigantic six on the very next ball. Twitterati couldn’t help but troll the veteran Indian pacer for his out of the box aggression.
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Kerala Beat Mumbai In Scintillating Manner
In their second group game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Kerala took on Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. Having won the toss, Kerala opted to field first. However, the Mumbai batsmen came down hard on the Kerala bowlers and scored a lot of runs. The entire Mumbai total ended on 196 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.
However, what unfolded was a miraculous knock from Kerala batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen, who went on to score the second-fastest century in the history of the tournament. He finished his innings on 137 runs while Kerala cruised to the gigantic target in just 15.5 overs.