The ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 is entertaining the fans in many different ways. While the cricket fraternity is a bit busy following Indian cricket at The Gabba, there are so many things that have been happening in domestic cricket.
Earlier, fast bowler Sreesanth made a grand comeback to competitive cricket. The 37-year-old pacer announced his arrival in a sensational fashion by taking a wicket in his second over. He removed Puducherry opener Fabid Ahmed and performed an animated celebration.
Meghalaya captain Punit Bisht hogged the limelight when he hammered 51-ball-146. His innings included 6 fours and a flurry of 17 sixes, where he also created a new Indian record of hitting maximum sixes in T20 cricket.
Kerala’s Mohammed Azharuddeen also made the headlines when he scored a 37-ball century against Mumbai where he ended up scoring an unbeaten 137 off 54 balls including 9 fours and 11 sixes to his name.
During the Elite Group E match between Mumbai and Haryana, Arjun Tendulkar brought the best out of himself on his debut as he made a good impression with the ball.
Arjun Tendulkar gets his first wicket on his debut
There isn’t a great feeling than taking the first wicket on debut and Arjun Tendulkar deserves a certificate of excellence for working beyond the bounds of possibility to reach this level. The youngster must be definitely feeling proud of himself.
Even his father legendary Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t be happier to see his son get a wicket on his debut. The left-arm fast bowler provided a good start to the team by getting rid of Chaitanya Bishnoi (4) in the first ball of the fourth over.
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Arjun was pumped up after taking his first wicket in competitive cricket. Despite taking a wicket, he ended up as the expensive bowler of the match. He bowled 3 overs where he conceded 34 runs at an expensive economy rate of 11.30.
Haryana win by 8 wickets
Earlier, Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first. They managed to post 143 at the expense of all wickets in 19.3 overs. Ankolekar was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 37 off 25 (1 four, 3 sixes). Sarfaraz Khan chipped in with 30 whereas Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 35 off 21 (6 fours, 1 six).
Jayant Yadav was the star of the show for Haryana as he accounted for 4 dismissals. Arun Chaprana took 3 wickets to his name while Yuzvendra Chahal and Rahul Tewatia took a wicket each.
In reply, Haryana openers failed to provide a good start to the game as Bishnoi and Arun fell for 4 and 19 respectively. Despite losing 2 wickets early on, Himanshu Rana and Shivam Chauhan picked up the pace and took the game away from Mumbai.
The duo added a vital 117-run partnership for the third wicket. Himanshu Rana was the pick of the batsmen as he scored a crucial 75 off 53 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. His partner Shivam scored 43 off 37 including 4 fours.