On a comeback path after the tip of his spot-fixing ban, pacer S Sreesanth on Monday picked up his first five-wicket haul in Record A cricket in virtually 15 years to assist Kerala pull-off a three-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh within the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Bengaluru. The 37-year-old, who was not shortlisted in IPL 2021 public sale’s remaining checklist, returned figures of 5 for 65 in his first Record A recreation in additional than eight years.
Sreesanth, who had returned to aggressive cricket final month after his life ban was overturned, opened his account by dismissing opener Abhishek Sharma. He then returned within the demise overs to dismiss UP beneath 200 with wickets of skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohsin Khan, Akshdeep Nath, and Shivam Sharma en path to his solely the second five-for of his Record-A profession.
On his Record-A return, the previous India pacer, who has performed 27 Checks, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is, picked up two for 41 towards Odisha on Saturday.
In reply, Kerala sealed the chase in 48.5 overs. Robin Uthappa (81 from 55 balls; 8×4, 4×6) and Sachin Child (76 from 83 balls; 6×4, 1×6) gave the beginning earlier than Jalaj Saxena (31) and MD Nidheesh (13 not out from six balls; 1×4, 1×6) sealed the chase with seven balls to spare.
This was Kerala’s second successive win in Group C however they remained second in desk behind Railways who thrashed Odisha by eight wickets on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium to be forward by web run-rate.
Defending champions Karnataka bounced again with a bang after their first-match loss with a 267-run rout of Bihar.
Skipper R Samarth led the cost with an unbeaten 158 from 144 balls (15×4, 1×6), whereas fellow opener Devdutt Padikkal smashed a 98-ball 97 (8×4, 2×6) in a commanding 153-run opening partnership after Bihar opted to bowl on the Simply Cricket Academy.
The one blip was their gifted children Padikkal lacking a century by simply three runs after being castled by Rahul Kumar as he as soon as once more didn’t convert his fifty.
After Padikkal’s departure, Samarth took cost with Krishnamurthy Siddharth who chipped in with a quickfire 76 (55 balls; 5×4, 4×6) to propel them to an enormous 354/3.
In reply, Karnataka dismantled Bihar for 87 runs in simply 27.2 overs with opener Sakibul Gani being their top-scorer (37), whereas eight batsmen failed to succeed in double digits.
Prasidh Krishna was Karnataka’s wrecker-in-chief (4/17) and had nice assist from Abhimanyu Mithun and Shreyas Gopal who claimed two every.
At KSCA Floor 2, Alur: Uttar Pradesh 283; 49.Four overs (Akashdeep Nath 68, Priyam Garg 57, Abhishek Goswami 54; Sreesanth 5/65) misplaced to Kerala 284/7; 48.Four overs (Robin Uthappa 81, Sachin Child 76) by three wickets.
At Simply Cricket Academy: Karnataka 354/3; 50 overs (Ravikumar Samarth 158 not out, Devdutt Padikkal 97, Krishnamurthy Siddharth 76) beat Bihar 87; 27.2 overs (Sakibul Gaini 37; Prasidh Krishna 4/17) by 267 runs.
At M Chinnaswamy Stadium: Odisha 230; 49.Three overs (Ankit Yadav 48; T Pradeep 3/54) misplaced to Railways 231/2; 44.Three overs (Shivam Chaudhary 81 not out, Pratham Singh 63, Arindam Ghosh 39 not out) by eight wickets.
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