Kerala bowler S Sreesanth, who is dreaming of a comeback in the Indian cricket team and the IPL, bowled very well against Bihar in the league match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament and was 4 wickets quick. Against Kerala’s tight bowling, Bihar were bowled out for 148 in 40.2 overs. Kerala had a target of 149 for victory. Kerala were 149 for one in 8.5 overs. Robin Uthappa’s tumultuous innings contributed heavily to the victory, scoring 149 runs in just 8.5 overs.
Uthappa was unbeaten on 87 with 10 sixes and 4 fours
The Kerala team got off to a flying start as they chased down a 149-run target against Bihar. Robin Uthappa and Vishnu Vinod coming into the opening were clearly seeing this intention and it seemed as if they were just trying a boundary on every ball. The two had a 76-run partnership for the first wicket and then Vishnu Vinod hit 37 off 12 balls. Vishnu hit 4 sixes and 2 fours in his innings and his strike rate was 308.33.
Sanju Samson then came to bat and he joined hands with Uthappa and together they completed the winning target in 8.5 overs. Uthappa hit an unbeaten 87 off 32 balls with 10 sixes and 4 fours and his strike rate was 271.88. Samson was unbeaten on 24 off 9 balls with 2 sixes and 2 fours and his strike rate was 266.67.
Sreesanth’s superb bowling
Bihar scored just 148 in the first game and Kerala’s bowlers, especially S Sreesanth, were instrumental in the team’s low score. Sreesanth was 4 for 30 in 9 overs and also bowled two over maidens. Apart from this, Jalaj Saxena took 3 wickets while Akshay Chauhan took one wicket. Babul Kumar played the biggest innings from Bihar and scored 64 runs, no other batsman of the team could touch the 20-run mark individually.