Kerala batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen performed a shocking knock on Wednesday towards Mumbai within the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he helped Kerala win their second match on the trot. Chasing 197, the right-handed opener smashed a century off simply 37 deliveries towards a Mumbai bowling assault comprising the likes of Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande and Shams Mulani as Kerala gained the match with over 4 overs to spare. Azharuddeen stayed unbeaten at 137 off simply 54 deliveries as Kerala beat Mumbai by eight wickets. It was the second-fastest century within the historical past of India’s nationwide T20 century, after Rishabh Pant’s 32-ball ton in 2018.
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag was impressed by Azharuddeen’s fiery innings. “Wah Azharudeen , behtareen! To attain like that towards Mumbai was some effort. 137* of 54 and ending the job readily available. Loved this innings,” he tweeted.
Wah Azharudeen , behtareen !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 13, 2021
It was the primary century by a Kerala batsman in T20s and likewise the third joint-fastest century by an Indian within the shortest format.
Watch the 26-year-old’s beautiful effort right here:
st for a Kerala batsman in T20s
nd quickest ton in #SyedMushtaqAliT20‘s historical past
rd joint-fastest T20 hundred by an Indian batsman
fours, sixes & * off !
— BCCI Home (@BCCIdomestic) January 13, 2021
Azharuddeen hit 11 sixes and 9 boundaries in his thrilling knock.
Earlier Kerala gained the toss and opted to subject. Mumbai’s prime three of Aditya Tare, Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Suryakumar Yadav hit 42, 40 and 38 respectively however the center order failed to fireplace. Nonetheless a 13-ball 26 from Shivam Dube helped them end at 196/7.
Coming into chase, Azharuddeen made brief work of the Mumbai bowlers, with stable assist from opening companion Robin Uthappa. The 2 placed on a stand of 129 earlier than Uthappa departed for 33 within the 10th over.
Sanju Samson got here in and received caught into the Mumbai bowlers, hitting a 12-ball 22 earlier than being dismissed with simply 7 runs wanted to win. However the wicket was only a comfort for Mumbai as Azharuddeen completed the match off in fashion, hitting a six off Siddhesh Lad to seal the victory for Kerala.
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