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Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Md Azharuddeen smashes 37-ball 100 as Kerala humble Mumbai in epic run-chase


In an epic run-chase within the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Kerala’s Mohammed Azharuddeen on Wednesday smashed a 37-ball century serving to his aspect eclipse 197-run goal inside 16 overs in opposition to Mumbai. Batting at a strikerate of over 250, he went on to completed the match unbeaten on 137 from 54 deliveries, which included 9 boundaries and eleven maximums. His effort helped Kerala keep the profitable momentum as they received the contests by eight wickets.

With this feat, Azharudden grew to become the primary participant from the state to smash a century within the competitors. He now additionally holds the file of hitting the second-fastest century on this event. Rishabh Pant’s 32-ball hundred stays because the quickest 100 on this competitors.

After inviting Mumbai to bat first, Kerala had been pushed on the backfoot from the phrase go. Underneath-19 star Yashasvi Jaiswal together with Aditya Tare helped Mumbai get off to a brisk begin because the pair added 88 within the first ten overs. Whereas no batsmen from Mumbai had been in a position to breach the 50-run mark however useful contributions from group skipper Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube and others helped Mumbai submit a huge 196/7 after 20 overs. For Kerala Jalaj Saxena and KM Asif  scalped three wickets every, whereas MD Nidheesh picked one.

In response to Mumbai’s 196, the opening pair of Robin Uthappa and Azharuddeen supplied Kerala with the proper begin. Azharuddeen went on to attain his half-century in 20 balls and took one other 17 to finish his second fifty.

The pair of Uthappa and Azharuddeen added 129 runs for the primary wicket, earlier than Uthappa was eliminated on 33 by Shams Mulani within the 10th over. Nevertheless, this did not break Azharuddeen’s momentum as he continued to play pictures relaxed and helped his aspect recover from the road comfortably.

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