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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Sreesanth picks up first five-wicket haul after 15 years


S Sreesanth, turning out for Kerala within the on-going Vijay Hazare Trophy 50-overs match, picked up his first five-wicket match haul in Listing A format after an extended hole of 15 years. Sreesanth, who’s making a return to home cricket after a niche of seven years after his life ban for IPL spot-fixing was overturned by the Supreme Courtroom, claimed 5/65 — first five-wicket haul after 2006 – in 9.three overs to bundle out Uttar Pradesh for 283 in 49.four overs.

Kerala is taking up Uttar Pradesh in a Group C sport on the KSCA stadium in Bengaluru on Monday (February 22). Sreesanth picked up his first wicket of the innings by sending by UP opener Abhishek Goswami for 54 (63 balls, 2×6, 4×4) and added the wicket of top-scorer Akshdeep Nath for 68 (60 balls, 9×4).

The previous India paceman then went on to assert the final three wickets within the UP innings, together with that of rival skipper and India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar for simply 1. Along with his five-wicket haul within the second match of the match, Sreesanth now has seven wickets in simply two video games.

The Kerala speedster managed to select up 2/41 within the first match towards Odisha which Kerala went on to win by 34 runs through VJD methodology in a rain-hit contest. Earlier than this match, Sreesanth turned out in 87 Listing A matches to assert 113 wickets together with a better of 6/55.

Earlier, Sreesanth had registered for the IPL public sale 2021 at a base worth of Rs 75 lakh however his title acquired excluded by the pruned down checklist submitted by the eight franchises.

“It was truthfully disappointing to not make the reduce however I’m actually alright. If I can wait eight years to make a comeback into cricket, I can look ahead to some extra time. No extra sympathies are wanted as a result of guys I’m completely completely satisfied,” Sreesanth had stated, within the prolonged video posted on Instagram, after his title wasn’t included within the IPL 2021 public sale.

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