Mohammed Azharuddeen Smashes 37-Ball Ton, Kerala Make Mockery of Mumbai's 197-Run Target

Kerala opener Mohammed Azharuddeen smashed a 37-ball century to stun Mumbai by eight wickets within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Chasing a seemingly stiff goal of 197, Azharuddeen made gentle work of the duty in a knock crammed with sixes and fours as Kerala received in 15.5 overs for his or her second straight win of the event.

Azharuddeen remained unbeaten on 137 off 54 balls, smashing 10 sixes and 9 fours. It was the second quickest century in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy historical past, with Rishabh Pant’s 32-ball ton in 2018 being the quickest.

Azharuddeen’s assault took Mumbai unexpectedly, as Kerala smashed 65 runs within the first 5 overs. Azharuddeen took simply 20 balls for his fifty. By the tip of the 12th over, they had been 165 for 1 with Azharuddeen already previous his century. Robin Uthappa made 33 off 23 in a gap partnership value 129 runs off simply 57 balls.

Earlier, Mumbai had made 196 for 7 with Aditya Tare prime scoring with 42 off 31 whereas Yashasvi Jaiswal (40 off 32), Suryakumar Yadav (38 off 19) and Shivam Dube (26 off 13) additionally taking part in their half.

S Sreesanth, taking part in his second match after getting back from a seven-year ban, conceded 47 runs from his Four overs.


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